Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!
This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.
This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and level up. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this class is perfect for you.
For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.
My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes.
Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible.
This class is a combined class and includes all parts 13, 14, and 15.
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.
In this class, we will cover:
Modulation and Tonicization
Rules for Modulation
Using Pivot Chords
Modulating to V using Pivot Chords
Modulating to the Relative Major Using Pivot Chords
Pivoting from I to IV
Pivoting from i to v
Rules of Pivoting
Modulations by Secondary Dominant
Mary Had a Little Modulation
New Developments in Form
Rounded Binary Form
Binary Form in a Minor Key
Phrasing in Binary Form
Balanced Binary Form
Simple Ternary Form
Composite Ternary Form
Baroque Era Contrapuntal Devices
Analyzing the Subject
Real and Tonal Answers
Double and Triple Counterpoint
Analyzing the Episode
Graphing a Fugue
Double and Triple Fugues
Why do we care about Fugues?
4-Voice Harmony in Mixture Settings
Modification to Earlier Rules
Solfege in Chromatic Settings
The Chromatic Pre-Dominant Chords
The Neapolitan Six Chord
Analysis: Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
Analysis: Piano Sonata in D Major (Mozart)
Italian Augmented 6th Chords
French Augmented 6th Chords
German Augmented 6th Chords
Resolutions to Augmented 6th Chords
Analysis: Mozart String Quartet
How to Study for Music Theory Placement Tests
...and much, much more!
You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this.
All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.
Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can launch your music career today.
This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.
** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee, as per Udemy Policy) **
Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.
Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:
⇢ "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah
⇢ "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce
⇢ "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth
⇢ "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury
⇢ "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel
⇢ "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook
⇢ "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith