What you'll learn
- Navigate harmonic modulations with confidence
- Explore parallel harmony to spice things up
- Discover rootless and drop voicings for jazz piano or horn arrangements
- Dive into upper extensions to color your chords to taste
- Extract 7th chords out of major/natural minor/harmonic minor/melodic minor scales
- It's preferred that you've take the 201 version of this course, but some advanced players may be able to jump right in.
Welcome to 'Chords and Chord Progressions 301!
This is the third and final course within this harmony-based series, and there's tons of advanced techniques to help you take your understanding of harmony to the next level. After taking this course, you'll have a much better understanding of:
- extracting 7th chords
- rootless voicings
- drop voicings
- jazz harmony basics
- parallel harmony
- line clichés
And so much more!
If some of these topics sound unfamiliar to you, all the more reason to take this course. While, if you've heard these terms before and have a basic understanding of them, then you'd know that they are highly nuanced topics that can be better understood when approached from various angles, and taught by various teachers.
This course is designed to be approached after you've taken the 101 and 201 courses, but if you're a more advanced student then it may be possible to jump right into the 301 level. Just keep in mind that some terms, and harmonic practices that were covered in the past courses will help you get the fullest understanding from this course.
Whether you're a composer, producer, arranger, performer, or general music theory enthusiast, there's something for everyone in this course. So, if you're ready to hike up your socks, crack your knuckles, and enhance your understanding of harmonic concepts, then dive into this course and brace yourself for some intense musical knowledge amplification!
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate-Advanced pianists and composers
Josh Cook is a musician and composer who is proud to call Toronto his home. Here in the city his musical talents have flourished to career highs. While educating himself at York University Josh earned his master’s degree in music composition and performed in a local band called Cool Man Cool. The band's success earned them an opportunity to share the stage with the legendary Pharrell Williams (as N.E.R.D). Josh’s love for the studio blossomed while co-writing and producing Cool Man Cool's first full length studio album.
After Josh's minor success as a performing musician he began to focus on his true passion of digital composition and studio production. Josh has an extensive library of his own music, primarily within the electronic music genre, and he has worked with a number of other musicians including the local indie rock band Simcoe.
Josh’s never-ending creativity is not something he keeps to himself. For the past decade he has been teaching music and passing on his knowledge and skills to budding musicians throughout Toronto and the GTA.
Currently Josh is focusing his talents on a career in composing for film/video. Despite Josh’s love for audio he has always been inspired by the visual arts which provides him with the unique ability to bring images to life with his sonic creations.
Josh is now focusing his attention towards online courses, developing his social media presence, and composing music for media. His philosophy is "The more I learn, the more I teach. The more I teach, the more I learn".