Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 11 - Melody & Motives
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Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 11 - Melody & Motives

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.
3.5 (19 ratings)
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271 students enrolled
Created by Jason Allen
Last updated 2/2019
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Master college-level Music Theory Class
  • Compose music in the style of the great composers
  • Create more emotional music using suspensions, resolutions, and non-chord tones effectively
  • Sequences by chords
  • Passing chords
  • Harmonizing chorale melodies
  • Figured bass
  • Harmonizing melodies
  • The 5 types of cadences
  • Melodic embellishment
  • Writing melodies
  • The 5 types of counterpoint
Requirements
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 1 - How To Read Music will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 2 - Chords, Scales, and Keys will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 3 - Minor Keys and More will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.\
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 4 - Modes and Counterpoint and More will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 5 - Counterpoint Complete will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 6 - SATB Composition will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 7 - Harmonization will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 8 - Harmonic Expansion will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 9 - New Progressions will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 10 - Diminished! will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • This courses assumes students know the basics of how to read music. (Those who can not identify notes in treble clef should start with Music Theory Comprehensive Part 1)
  • Students should be enthusiastic about music, but do not need to be producers or musicians. No prior experience is needed in music - All are welcome!
Description

** UDEMY BEST SELLER **

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Fundamentals Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and turn it into a business. 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 the 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 Part 11: Melody, Motives, and Phrases. It continues what would be the second semester of a college music theory class (according to the typical American academic system for learning music theory).

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. 

In this class, we will cover:

  • Tools of Music Theory

  • Why phrases are important

  • Identifying Phrases

  • Finding Motives

  • Labeling Motives and Phrases

  • Melody Augmentation

  • Melody Diminution

  • Melody Inversion

  • Melody Extension and Truncation

  • Contour, Rhythm, Transposition, and Interval Alterations

  • Harmonizing altered melodies

  • Musical Sentences

  • Musical Periods

  • Antecedents

  • Consequents

  • Performing Phrases

  • Hypermeter

  • Phrase Rhythm

  • ...and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for Part 11: Melody, Motives, and Phrases you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts of this class.

Test Prep: 

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.


You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to succesfully learn Music Theory are 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.

** 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) **

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⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get obsorbed 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

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  "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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone in any country, and any age, who is ready to start learning music in a fun, casual, and informative way.
  • Anyone looking to write better melodies!
  • This course is designed for anyone who has wondered about music theory and is ready to fully explore it.
  • Songwriters, producers, and instrumentalists will benefit from this course by understanding music on a deeper level.
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 02:35:28
+ Welcome & Overview
7 lectures 14:26
Tools you will need for this class
04:16
Update! MuseScore 3.0
00:33
[Download] Staff Paper
00:04
Review!
03:10
The Full MuseScore File
01:26
The Master Example File
00:03
+ Identifying Phrases
6 lectures 31:25
Defining a "Phrase"
03:50
Phrasing in Hey Jude
03:03
Finding Phrases
14:56
[DOWNLOAD] Sheet Music
00:01
Phrase Notation
06:36
+ Motives
5 lectures 15:15
More Beatles!
02:49
Finding Motives in Eleanor Rigby
06:49
Labeling Motives
02:47
Eleanor Rigby Files
00:01
+ Playing with Motives
8 lectures 37:27
Setting up a Motive
04:15
Contour, Rhythm, Transposition, Intervals
06:10
Motive Inversion
04:08
Motive Augmentation and Diminution
04:42
Motive Extension and Truncation
04:54
Motive Fragmentation
03:42
Harmonizing Altered Motives
06:08
+ Sentences (The musical kind)
4 lectures 14:39
Finding Musical Sentences
07:28
Sentences, Phrases, and Motives
03:59
Mozart: Polonaise
00:01
+ Musical Periods
4 lectures 14:07
Antecendents
04:56
Consequents
04:19
Periods
01:47
+ Hypermeter
3 lectures 15:09
Performing Phrases
04:58
Finding Hypermeter
05:38
Phrase Rhythm
04:33
+ Vocabulary
3 lectures 08:00
Phrase and Motive
02:51
Manipulations
03:12
Sentences and Periods
01:57
+ Wrap Up!
3 lectures 05:11
What Next?
02:13
Thanks for watching!
01:24
Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List
01:34