Learn Scales & Music Theory & Give Yourself An Upper Hand
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Learn Scales & Music Theory & Give Yourself An Upper Hand

Learn Scales And The Theory Behind Them And Give Yourself A Huge Advantage As A Musician
4.5 (8 ratings)
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139 students enrolled
Created by Mantius Cazaubon
Last updated 4/2016
English
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the theory behind scales and have a huge advantage as a musician. Be totally clear about what you're playing.
  • Form the most important musical scales, such as major, natural, harmonic and melodic minor, pentatonic, blues and whole tone scales.
  • Clearly understand the circle of fifths, order of sharps and flats, key signatures and major and minor keys, etc. This will take your playing to the next level.
  • Play better. Become better at improvisation and composition.
  • Detect errors more easily. Be able to give intelligent musical insight. Communicate more effectively with other musicians.
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Requirements
  • You should be familiar with simple terms like "notes", "chords", "scales", "keys", etc.
Description

Learn musical scales and the theory behind them, and give yourself a huge advantage.

This course will teach you how to form the most important musical scales. It will also teach you the theory behind scales, and this will give you a BIG advantage as a player. 

Everything is properly explained for you to fully understand. This course will totally demystify musical scales for you. 

Learning scales, the theory behind them, and music theory in general is an advantage not only for those who major in music. It's a plus for any person interested in music or who has musical talent. It will give you an edge. 

The course, Scales & Music Theory: Learn Scales And The Theory Behind Them And Give Yourself A Huge Advantage will provide you with the knowledge you need as a musician; and knowledge is power! Do yourself a great favor by enrolling in this informative course. 

Here's a preview of what you will learn.

  • How to Read the Circle of Fifths
  • The Order of Sharps and Flats
  • Key Signatures and Major Scales
  • How to Form a Major Scale – Another Method
  • Diagrams of Scales on the Treble Clef
  • The Circle of Fifths, Minor Keys and Natural Minor Scales
  • How to Form a Natural Minor Scale – Another Method
  • How to Form a Harmonic Minor Scale
  • How to Form a Melodic Minor Scale
  • How to Form Major Pentatonic Scales
  • How to Form Minor Pentatonic Scales
  • The Chromatic Scale
  • How to Form the Blues Scale
  • Whole Tone Scales
  • A Lot More

This course will give you an upper hand in music. Sign up now.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is great for musicians who need to understand the theory behind what they're playing. This includes musicians who play only by ear.
  • This course is great for intermediate players as well as beginners who understand simple terms like what a note, chord, key or scale is.
  • It's for players of all instruments (piano, guitar, bass, brass, woodwind, etc.)
  • This course is probably not for someone who is an absolute beginner, has never played an instrument before and has never been exposed to very basic music theory.
  • If you're looking to learn more advanced music theory, this course is probably not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
01:48:39
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:55

In this lecture, I talk about why it's so important to understand the theory behind scales. What are the benefits of learning the theory behind scales? Find out. This lecture motivates and sets the perfect foundation for moving on to subsequent scale and music theory lectures. 

Preview 03:55
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How to Read the Circle of Fifths
2 Lectures 06:53

Learn how to read the circle of fifths. Learn about the order of keys on the right side of the circle of fifths. Learn all about fifths (intervals). You will be able to list major keys containing sharps, moving clockwise on the circle of fifths. You will know how many sharps each of these keys have. 

Preview 04:35

Learn how to read the circle of fifths. Learn about the order of keys on the left side of the circle of fifths. You will be able to list major keys containing flats, moving counter clockwise on the circle of fifths. You will know how many flats each of these keys have. 

Preview 02:18
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The Order of Sharps and Flats, Key Signatures and Major Scales
4 Lectures 11:00

You will learn all about the order of sharps. By the end of this lecture, you will be able to list major keys on the right side of the circle of fifths (moving clockwise) and the number of sharps they have.

Preview 02:06

You will learn all about the order of flats. By the end of this lecture, you will be able to list major keys on the left side of the circle of fifths (moving counter clockwise) and the number of flats they have.

The Order of Flats - Major Keys and Flats (Order of Sharps and Flats)
02:16

You will know how to use the circle of fifths to form any/every major scale.

How to Form Major Scales with the Circle of Fifths
03:37

Learn all about key signatures and what they tell you. Learn how key signatures affect notes on the staff. By now, you will have a very solid foundation in forming any major scale. 

Key Signatures and Major Scales
03:01

This quiz will test your knowledge of the number of sharps or flats in a major key.

Number of Sharps or Flats in a Major Key
5 questions
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How to Form a Major Scale – Another Method
3 Lectures 15:12

You will be able to form every major scale on your instrument, using a formula of whole steps and half steps. 

How to Form a Major Scale - Another Method
05:51

We take a look at major scales on the treble clef in every key. You will know the names of the notes of every major scale. 

Major Scales on Treble Clef in Every Key
05:37

Learn all about major scale degrees. You will know the special name of each note in a major scale. Learn all about major scale intervals. You will be able to list the intervals in a major scale. 

Major Scales Degrees and Intervals
03:44

In this quiz, I will test you on major scales.

Major Scales Quiz
3 questions
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The Circle of Fifths, Minor Keys and Natural Minor Scales
3 Lectures 10:06

Learn about minor keys on the circle of fifths. Learn how to come up with the relative minor for any major key or scale. Learn how to form the relative minor scale of any major scale. 

Minor Keys on the Circle of Fifths - Major Keys & The Relative Minor
03:00

A list of major keys and their relative minor. You will know the relative minor key for every major key (whether they contain sharps or flats). 

Major Keys and Their Relative Minor Keys
01:51

In this lecture, I present you will a list of minor keys and the number of sharps and flats they have, as well as the names of these sharps and flats. You will know the number of sharps or flats in a minor key, and therefore, you will be able to form its minor scale. 

Minor Keys - Number of Sharps and Flats and Note Names
05:15

This quiz will test your knowledge of the number of sharps or flats in minor keys.

Number of Sharps or Flats in a Minor Key
5 questions
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How to Form a Natural Minor Scale – Another Method
4 Lectures 10:29

You will be able to form every natural minor scale, using a formula of whole steps and half steps. 

How to Form a Natural Minor Scale
02:48

We take a look at natural minor scales on the staff in every key. You will know the names of the notes of every natural minor scale. 

Natural Minor Scales in Every Key
02:55

You will be able to form a natural minor scale by taking a major scale and lowering three particular notes. 

Natural Minor Scales - Another Way To Form Them
01:46

Learn all about natural minor scale degrees. You will know the special name of each note in a natural minor scale. Learn all about natural minor scale intervals. You will be able to list the intervals in a minor scale. 

Natural Minor Scale Degrees and Intervals
03:00

In this quiz, I will test you on the natural minor scale.

Natural Minor Scales Quiz
3 questions
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How to Form a Harmonic Minor Scale
3 Lectures 11:03

You will be able to use the natural minor scale as a basis for forming the harmonic minor scale. All you have to do is change one note. You will be able to form the harmonic minor scale by using a formula of whole steps and half steps. 

How to Form a Harmonic Minor Scale
04:27

We take a look at harmonic minor scales on the staff in every key. You will know the names of the notes of every harmonic minor scale. 

Harmonic Minor Scales
02:47

Learn all about harmonic minor scale degrees. You will know the special name of each note in a harmonic minor scale. Learn all about harmonic minor scale intervals. You will be able to list the intervals in a harmonic minor scale. 

Harmonic Minor Scale Degrees and Intervals
03:49
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How to Form a Melodic Minor Scale
3 Lectures 10:59

You will be able to use the natural minor scale as a basis for forming the melodic minor scale. All you have to do is change two notes. Simply raise two particular notes by a half step. You will be able to form the melodic minor scale by using a formula of whole steps and half steps. 

How to Form a Melodic Minor Scale
02:43

We take a look at melodic minor scales on the staff in every key. You will know the names of the notes of every melodic minor scale. 

Melodic Minor Scales
05:05

Learn all about melodic minor scale degrees. You will know the special name of each note in a melodic minor scale. Learn all about melodic minor scale intervals. You will be able to list the intervals in a melodic minor scale. 

Melodic Minor Scale Degrees and Intervals
03:11
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How to Form Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales
4 Lectures 11:36

You will be able to form every major pentatonic scale. Learn how you can use the major scale to form the major pentatonic scale. You will be able to form this scale using a formula of whole steps and half steps. 

How to Form a Major Pentatonic Scale
03:41

We take a look at major pentatonic scales on the staff in every key. You will know the names of the notes of every major pentatonic scale. 

Major Pentatonic Scales
02:25

You will be able to form every minor pentatonic scale. Learn how you can use the natural minor scale to form the minor pentatonic scale. You will be able to form this scale using a formula of whole steps and half steps. 

How to Form a Minor Pentatonic Scale
03:24

We take a look at minor pentatonic scales on the staff in every key. You will know the names of the notes of every minor pentatonic scale. 

Minor Pentatonic Scales
02:06
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The Chromatic Scale
1 Lecture 04:11

Learn how to form a chromatic scale. The chromatic scale, ascending and descending. 

The Chromatic Scale
04:11
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Mantius Cazaubon
4.6 Average rating
888 Reviews
15,592 Students
5 Courses
Musician, Pianist, Music Artist, Author

Mantius Cazaubon is an extremely talented and hardworking musician. He has been playing piano and keyboards for over 20 years and is the author of 14 piano lessons and music theory books, including several Amazon bestsellers. A leading songwriter, composer and music artiste, he has recorded numerous hit songs, won multiple Caribbean music awards and consistently topped music charts. 

Mantius has an enormous passion for teaching and adding value to others. This has led him to create several niche websites over the years, such as piano lessons website, Piano-Keyboard-Guide, where he imparts his musical knowledge and serves thousands daily.

On his new journey as a Udemy lecturer, he continues to over-deliver, and takes his passion to new heights, staying true to his mission of helping, sharing and inspiring others.