Music Theory For Songwriters
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Music Theory For Songwriters

Cut through the noise and learn the essentials of scales, melodies, chords, and songs!
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Created by Corey Lennox
Last updated 9/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a scale in any key
  • Find the available diatonic chords in any key
  • Learn how to understand and write melodies
  • Learn how to understand and write chord progressions
  • Learn how to combine chords and melodies to create songs
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge required at all. Some amount of experience on any instrument doesn't hurt, though!
Description

Music Theory For Songwriters is unique because...

--- It's all about learning the fundamentals of how music works. ---

These principles hold true regardless of your instrument.
They hold true regardless of your genre.


Music theory is often overlooked, or taught poorly. When you understand music theory, you can do things like:
- Pick up multiple instruments with ease
- Improvise / jam
- Develop your ear training skills, so you can play songs without needing sheet music
- Learn to better write/arrange your own music
- Transpose songs between different keys


It really unlocks anything you could want to do, musically. A lot of people take lessons, learn a few concepts here and there, but never really understand the big picture.

I'm a Berklee College of music alumnus, I work as a private music teacher, and I've been on the radio (a top 25 spot, no less!). And with this course you get to use my knowledge and my 20+ years of training as a shortcut.

This program is not just for songwriters, of course. It's really for any musician. Even non-musicians who want to understand theory can enroll, because we work from a starting point of having NO prior knowledge at all.

I think the best part of this course is the focus on practicality. It cuts out the guesswork on the wide world of music theory, and gives you the ESSENTIALS of what you NEED to know to get up and running. All in a no-nonsense way that even a beginner can follow along with.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginners in music theory who want to understand how music works. This is mainly geared towards songwriters and modern performers, as there's not a lot of emphasis on sheet music
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:22:40
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Intro
1 Lecture 02:57
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Creating Scales
5 Lectures 16:47
Note Orientation
03:33

Half and Whole Steps
02:25

Tetrachords
03:36

Tetrachord Practice
02:32

Major Scales
04:41
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Chords!
6 Lectures 23:39
Finding Diatonic Chords
05:18

Major Vs Minor
02:44

Primary and Auxiliary Chords
04:33

Chord Practice
02:43

Creating Chord Progressions
04:40

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Melodies!
2 Lectures 09:11
Melody Writing
03:51

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Putting It All Together
2 Lectures 09:06
All Together
05:40

All Together Practice
03:26
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Extras Module
3 Lectures 21:00
Ear Training Basics
04:57

Songwriting Basics
03:49

Sheet Music Basics
12:14
About the Instructor
Corey Lennox
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Berklee Alumnus and Private Music Instructor

Hey there! My name is Corey Lennox, I'm a Berklee College of Music alumnus and I work as a private music teacher at two different music schools.

I'm a singer/songwriter, and I've been to a top 25 spot on national indie radio.

I've been studying piano for over 20 years.

I can play songs completely by ear, and I'm proficient on 5 different instruments.