US $19.97

Music Theory for Songwriters

——   Created by Michael Emenau

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3h 31m
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In this course I will be teaching you everything you need to know for you to easily and confidently write the songs you have always want to. This course has been designed specifically for songwriters interested in popular music. You won't get bogged down trying to learn things that won't be necessary to write songs in pop, rock, folk, country and EDM styles. Just the information you need.

You will be learning:

  • How to make scales (major and minor)
  • How to make chords (major, minor, diminished and dominant)
  • How to listen to different rhythms
  • How to use scales to develop and write great melodies
  • Song Structure (parts of a song)
  • The power of intervals in songwriting
  • Songwriting exercises and techniques
Who this course is for:
  • Beginning songwriters and composers
  • Intermediate Songwriters who want to understand music theory to improve their composing technique

43 Lessons

3 mins
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The Basics
5 mins
Musical terms
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5 mins
Naming the Notes
6 mins
Intervals, steps and scales
6 mins
Major and Minor Scales by Tone Counting
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5 mins
Intervals on Guitar
3 mins
Note Names on Guitar
2 mins
Chords on Guitar
7 mins
All the Intervals
1 min
Download your scales and chords here!
Understanding Keys and Chord Building
6 mins
How to build chords
5 mins
Major chord shapes
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About the instructor

Michael Emenau

Michael Emenau - Is the creator of the award winning children's music education /ear training APP "EASY MUSIC". Since its release in 2016 EASY MUSIC …

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