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Applied Modern Harmony, part 1

——   Created by Marco Galvan

Understand the foundations of music in a clear and concise way

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If you play a musical instrument or sing, and want to learn about the basic concepts of music theory and harmony, this course is for you!

This course was designed to cover all the fundamental elements of modern harmony, in a clear and easy-to-follow way. The goal is that you can become a solid musician who understands all the theoretical concepts and, more important, apply them in a practical way!

This course is the first part of a complete music learning system. In this level you will learn:

  • All major and minor scales and key signatures
  • All the musical intervals, diatonic and chromatic
  • All the modal scales (Greek modes) and its applications
  • 3-note and 4-note chords: augmented, diminished, suspended, dominants, etc.
  • Principles to harmonize melodies and create different voices in an arrangement
  • Principles to use scales when creating melodies or improvising on any instrument
  • Principles for music arrangement and composition

This is not a music reading course. This course was created to help musicians to take their musicianship to the next level. With this course you will improve your music creation skills, your improvisation and music performance.

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand what is going on "inside" your favorite songs, as you will understand its harmony, chords and progressions.
  • Improve your improvisation skills. You will know how to use scales in a musical way.
  • Know the principles of harmonization and reharmonization, so you can start creating fresh arrangements of tunes.
  • Communicate in a better way with other musicians, so you will know what chords or scales are required in certain situation.

Many music schools and conservatories teach music theory in a confusing and somewhat cryptic way. This makes the students to spend years without truly understanding what is all that knowledge for.

The concepts and methodology of this course will save you hours of struggle, as you will learn in a very efficient way. These concepts can be applied to any instrument and any music genre! like:

  • Pop
  • RnB
  • Hip Hop
  • EDM
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Latin
  • etc.

Forget about looking for tutorials and pieces of knowledge here and there. With this course, you will take the first step to get a solid music education at the highest level. The course covers the topics equivalent to a one semester of college-level instruction!

This is the first of a 3-level series that create a complete modern harmony program. The whole program will teach you all the harmony skills you need to develop as a pro-musician, performer, arranger or composer.

You will be guided by an instructor on Arbington, with more than 15 years of teaching experience at all levels, from seminars and private lessons to university courses, so the teaching quality is guaranteed.

Who this course is for:
  • Music students of any instrument
  • Musicians who know how to play "by ear" and want a solid theoretical foundation
  • Singers who need a good knowledge of music theory
  • Music producers
  • Experienced musicians who want to reinforce basic concepts
  • Aspiring composers or arrangers

43 Lessons

Major Scales
2 mins
Steps and half-steps
4 mins
The tetrachord
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7 mins
Major scales
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5 mins
Use of major scales
7 mins
The circle of fifths. Part 1
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6 mins
The circle of fifths. Part 2
9 mins
Application of the circle of fifths
7 mins
Major key signatures
The Musical Intervals
5 mins
Diatonic intervals
5 mins
Recognizing diatonic intervals
7 mins
Chromatic intervals. Part 1
5 mins
Chromatic intervals. Part 2
4 mins
Compound intervals
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About the instructor

Marco Galvan
Marco Galvan
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Marco Galvan has been active in the music and audio business for more than 17 years. He holds a B.Eng with a major in Acoustics from the National Polytechnic Institute. …

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