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Music Theory Level 2: Part Seven

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Course Description

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 7: Harmonization. In it we will look at how to find the chords for a melody, and how to experiment with other chord progressions.

In this class, we will cover:

  • Tools of Counterpoint
  • How Inversion Names Work
  • 7th Chord Inversion Names
  • The Chordal 7th
  • Root Position V7 - I Resolutions in SATB Voicing
  • Inversions of V7 - I Resolutions in SATB Voicing
  • Exceptions to Voice Leading
  • Doubling Concerns in 7th Chords
  • Figured Bass
  • Figured Bass and Roman Numerals
  • Studying with Bach
  • "Realizing" Figured Bass
  • The Pre-Dominant Phrasing Area
  • Moving from Root Position IV to V Without Parallels
  • Predominant 7th Chords
  • Harmonization Steps
  • Finding Cadences
  • Finding the Right Chord Progression
  • Finding the Right Inversions
  • Practicing Harmonization
  • Melodies for Practice
  • Worksheets and Music for Practice
  • ...and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for Part 7 - Harmonization you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts of this class.
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 are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.


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 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

"Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

"VERY COOL. I've waiting 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


This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Welcome & Overview (May 10, 2021)
Welcome to the class! A few things to get out of the way before we dive in.
3 lessons
1. Welcome Overview
2. 2-Tools
3. Review
Session 2: Inversion Names (May 17, 2021)
Let's take a step back and go over our inversion names. This is going to be really important moving forward with this class.
3 lessons
1. Inversion Names
2. Triads 6-64
3. 7th Inversions
Session 3: Inversions of V7 and Resolutions (May 24, 2021)
We have a few new things to deal with in resolving of the various V7 Inversions.
5 lessons
1. Chordal 7th
2. Root Position V7 Resolutions
3. Resolving Inversion Of V7
4. Exception
5. Doubling Problems
Session 4: Figured Bass (May 31, 2021)
Figured Bass is, in some ways, a "right of passage" for anyone studying music theory.
7 lessons
1. What is Figured Bass
2. How Figured Bass Works
3. Figured Bass Roman Numerals V2
4. Realizing Figured Bass
5. Bach Example With Melody
6. Bachs Realization
7. 6 Basic Rules
Session 5: T-D-T Becomes T-PD-D-T (June 7, 2021)
Soon we will be applying the T-D-T phrasing to our harmonizations, but first we need to expand it with a "pre-dominant" area.
8 lessons
1. Back To Phrasing
2. PreDominant
3. Using ii And IV as Predominant
4. Major Key Example
5. Minor Key Example
6. Moving From Root Position IV to V
7. Doubling in Diminished Chords V2
8. Predominant 7th Chords
Session 6: Harmonizing Chorale Melodies (June 14, 2021)
Ok - It's time to put it all together and learn how to build a harmony to a given melody.
17 lessons
1. Method For Harmonization
2. Finding Cadences
3. What About TPDDT
4. Outline The Harmony
5. Add Bass Line
6. Complete Inner Voices
7. Harmonization 2- Mary Had A Little Lamb
8. Harmonization 2 - FindingCadences
9. Harmonization 2 - Outline Harmony
10. Harmonization 2 - Add Bass Line
11. Harmonization 2 - Complete Inner Voices
12. Proof Listen
13. Think Musically
14. Voice Leading
15. Worksheets And Practice
16. What Next
17. Thanks Bye
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What You Need to Take This Course

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!

I'll be using a piece of software in this course that I would like students to get. Don't worry - it's free! And works on Mac and PC computers. I'll tell you more in the first few videos.

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