About This Course

The aim of this course is to give you a powerful and extensive compositional vocabulary, from the ground up – right up to advanced music theory, chords and harmony. And it does it all through a practical, hands on experience of theory at the piano, and it’s all accessible without having to read any music. Many composers, producers and songwriters feel restricted by their lack of ability and knowledge of music theory at the piano. Without doubt, one of the greatest things you can do to supercharge your composing and songwriting abilities is to gain greater technique and experience in modern day harmony at the piano.

For the beginner, this course takes you from literally ground zero into the building blocks of what makes music work, right up to advanced harmony – without skipping a beat. You’ll learn to write a wealth of different material at the piano and start your composing journey off right with a powerful skill set at the piano. For the intermediate composers, producers and songwriters who are already serious about their craft but feel restricted by never really getting their head around piano and theory – this course covers almost everything you need to know. It’s built from thousands of hours of experience in private teaching with composers, producers and songwriters with a highly experienced teacher. For those of you who feel your writing ability is held back by your piano, arranging, compositional strategy and harmonic knowledge this course is completely designed for you. And even if you’re basically semi-pro, but think your piano technique, voicings and harmonic knowledge are missing a trick, I still know the course will be of value to you. We cover extended Jazz Harmony, thematic writing, non-diatonic chord relationships and more.

What you’ll learn:

  • Unleash your composing and songwriting with tools to unblock the writing process and generate material with ease
  • Express yourself and your musical ideas fluently, at the keyboard and DAW
  • Use extended music theory without reading a line of music
  • Compose different styles of music: filmic, classical, jazz and mainstream through a fundamental understanding of harmony
  • Build interesting chord progressions and choose from hundreds of other options when something doesn’t sound quite right
  • Teach others the fundamentals of music theory and composition and keep teaching yourself well
  • Much, much more in terms of the granular details

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner and intermediate; composers, producers and songwriters who feel stuck with their music theory, writing and piano skills

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned to compose music with the piano through keyboard theory.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Overview Of The Course 00:00:00
Preliminary Things 00:00:00
Section 2 - Up And Running With Chords And Melodies
The Grid 00:00:00
The Chromatic Scale 00:00:00
Creating A Major Key 00:00:00
Creating Chords Inside Of A Key 00:00:00
Naming Notes On The Piano 00:00:00
Assignment: Simple Ambient Track 00:00:00
Example: Simple Ambient Track 00:00:00
Section 3 - Gravity: Harmonic Centers
Establishing Gravity With Keys 00:00:00
The Circle Of Fifths: Major Key Gravity 00:00:00
Creating A Minor Scale And Key 00:00:00
Circle Of Fifths: Minor Key Gravity 00:00:00
Learning All Keys 00:00:00
Assignment: Transposing Chords And Melodies 00:00:00
Get Composing 00:00:00
Section 4 - Piano Technique: The Key To Fluency
Technique And Fluency At The Piano 00:00:00
Hand Positions And Fingerings 00:00:00
Wandering Hands Backing Tracks 00:00:00
Assignment: Wandering Hands Track 00:00:00
Example: Wandering Hands Track 00:00:00
Section 5 - Diatonic Harmony: Chords And Progressions Inside Keys
Introduction To Chords In A Key 00:00:00
Analysing 1000+ Tunes 00:00:00
Common Chord Progressions And Conventions 00:00:00
30% Different – Changing Standard Chord Progressions 00:00:00
Chord 5 In A Minor Key 00:00:00
Harmony Cheat Sheet: Stage 1 00:00:00
Section 6 - Melody Over Harmony
Tension And Resolution 00:00:00
Chord Tones 00:00:00
Non-Chord Tones 00:00:00
The Feelings Of Different Intervals 00:00:00
Layering And Overlapping 00:00:00
Non-diatonic Tones 00:00:00
The Pentatonic Scale 00:00:00
Patterns: The Way To Think About Your Music 00:00:00
Assignment: Melody Writing 00:00:00
Example: Melody Writing 00:00:00
Section 7 - Structuring Harmony: Extending And Creating New Harmonic Sections
Roman Numerals In Analysis 00:00:00
Harmonic Structure 00:00:00
Repeating Harmony 00:00:00
Repeating Harmony Example Track 00:00:00
Small Changes In Harmony 00:00:00
Varying Your Bass Lines 00:00:00
Modulation: New Centres Of Gravity 00:00:00
Composing 3 Different Sections 00:00:00
Different Sections Example 00:00:00
Section 8 - Chord Voicings And Arrangement
Introduction To Voicing 00:00:00
Arpeggiation 00:00:00
Examples Of Arpeggiation In Context 00:00:00
Closed And Open Position Chords 00:00:00
Inversions 00:00:00
Doubling 00:00:00
Dropping 00:00:00
Voice Leading 00:00:00
Grace Notes 00:00:00
Accompanying Singers Assignment 00:00:00
Accompanying Singers Example 00:00:00
Orchestral String Writing Assignment 00:00:00
Orchestral String Writing Example 00:00:00
Another Example Of Voice Leading 00:00:00
Harmony Cheat Sheet: Level 2 00:00:00
Section 9 - Bass Lines
Bass Lines Introduction 00:00:00
Voice Leading And Passing Notes 00:00:00
Bass Line Riffs 00:00:00
Section 10 - Chromatic Harmony: Chords From Scratch
Introduction To Chords From Scratch 00:00:00
In Depth: Chords From Scratch 00:00:00
How To Create Triads From Scratch 00:00:00
Suspension Chords 00:00:00
Working Out The Key Of A Song 00:00:00
Modulation And Secondary Dominants 00:00:00
Pushing Out The Key Example Track 00:00:00
Section 11 - Upper Structures
Introduction 00:00:00
How To Create 7th Chords 00:00:00
Diminished And Augmented 7th Chords 00:00:00
How To Create 9th Chords 00:00:00
Adding 11th And 13ths To Your Chords 00:00:00
Upper Structure Composing Assignments 00:00:00
Upper Structure Composing Example 00:00:00
Upper Structure Re-harmonizing Example 00:00:00
Section 12 - Reading Chord Symbols
How To Read Chords And Chord Symbols 00:00:00
Harmony Cheat Sheet: Level 3 00:00:00
Section 13 - Problem Solving
Where Do I Start: Generating Material With Rules 00:00:00
Patterns, Patterns, Patterns 00:00:00
Problem Solving 00:00:00
Section 14 - Harmonic Rhythm
Introduction To Harmonic Rhythm 00:00:00
Passing Chords And Reharmonization 00:00:00
Reharmonisation Assignment 00:00:00
Section 15 - Melodic Rhythm
Melodic Rhythm 00:00:00
Phrasing And Space 00:00:00
Phrasing And Melodic Rhythm Assignment 00:00:00
Section 16 - Accompaniment And Arrangement Rhythms
Standard Accompaniment Patterns With Commentary 00:00:00
Standard Accompaniment Patterns Without Commentary 00:00:00
Musical Layers And Alignment 00:00:00
Adding Very Subtle Misalignment In Tracks 00:00:00
The Chord Progression Manual 00:00:00
Section 17 - Advanced Melodic Colors
What Scales Go With What Chords? 00:00:00
The Blues Scale 00:00:00
Harmonic And Melodic Minor Scales 00:00:00
The Scale Omnibus 00:00:00
Paired Pentatonics 00:00:00
Modes 00:00:00
Section 18 - Chord Relationships And Thematic Writing
Introduction To Chord Relationships 00:00:00
Chord Relationship And Arpeggiation Assignment 00:00:00
Chord Relationship And Arpeggiation Example Breakdown 00:00:00
Writing Themes 00:00:00
Section 19 - Conclusion
Conclusion 00:00:00
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