If you have been wondering: what key a song is in, how to transpose a song, what is a perfect fourth, how to use the circle of fifths, what is a mode(Dorian, Mixolydian,etc,), what is I vi ii V, or what a borrowed chord or secondary dominant is.........look no further, you found the class that will explain all this and more.
This class will teach you everything you need to know to fully understand the music you are playing and enjoy listening to, whether it is folk songs, popular(such as Beatles) to more complex jazz songs. It will also further your appreciation for the music and other music you may not listen to often.
The topics include: chromatic scale, major scales, intervals, key signature, 6th and 7th chords, understanding formulas, common chord progressions, modulations, transposition, circle of fifths, extended and altered chords, secondary dominants, dimished chord theory, borrowed chords, slash chords, pentatonic and blues scales, harmonic minor scale, melodic minor scale, and other exotic scales.
This is a hands-on learning class. Please expect to do some playing(bring your instrument), writing and also some analyzing. It's the only way to fully grasp the subject. The good news, you do not need to read sheet music in order to take this class!
This class will lay the music foundation for wherever your musical adventures may lead you. Many various songs and excerpts will be used for class discussions.
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