This collection of tutorials will cover the basics of music theory. It starts with a brief overview of the basic concepts: intervals, scales, chords, chord relationships, functional harmony and voice leading. Major and minor scale harmony is covered in depth. There is also a tutorial covering the circle of fifths. Finally there are two tutorials on ear training to test your practical knowledge.
Christopher will cover the the main concepts in music theory. Music Theory is the set of concepts that describes the nature of musical events. It is the process of mentally identifying the sounds that occur in music. We do this in order to build a consistent set of ideas to describe what happens in music.Published: 09/21/2020 Upgrade
In this tutorial we will learn how the minor scale can be altered to make different scales, chords and harmonies. We'll build a minor chord progression and learn how to play the natural diatonic minor scale as melodic lines along with those chords. Then we'll alter the chords and scales to show the different possible minor sounding flavors that are used in music.Published: 10/15/2018 Upgrade
Christopher will explain the Circle Of Fifths. Topics covered include key signatures with sharps, key signatures with flats, and practical applications of Circle of Fifths.Published: 10/20/2020 Upgrade
Christopher will show you basic ear training exercises designed to be used for guitarists. You will use the guitar to play, hear, sing and identify all 12 chromatic scale degrees. We'll start with the diatonic major and minor scales. Then we'll add the remaining chromatic degrees. Then we'll try some basic exercises to practice identifying all those intervals in order to gain the aural skill of relative pitch identification.Published: 11/15/2018 Upgrade
Christopher will show you basic ear training exercises designed to be used for guitarists. You will use the guitar to play, hear, and identify major chords and minor chords. We'll also learn to identify chord progressions by listening for their bass motion and using functional harmony Roman Numerals. Then we'll try some basic exercises to practice identifying those chord qualities and chord progressions in order to gain those aural skills.Published: 12/15/2018 Upgrade