Music Theory

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Cut out all the 'don't need to know' parts of this subject and focus on the Music Theory that Songwriters use every day with this special 4 Week Course!  

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EVERY SONGWRITER SHOULD HAVE AN EXCELLENT UNDERSTANDING OF MUSIC THEORY

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Music Theory for Songwriters is a 4 week course designed to take your songwriting to the next level. Music Theory is the backbone of everything you do as a songwriter; the more you learn about theory, the more you can do in your songs. Ever been stuck in a rut? Get your theory on!![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1427906674971{background-color: #607701 !important;}"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]

This course will teach you

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  • How changing time and key signatures can make the difference between a mediocre record and a HIT record!
  • How to transpose songs so that you can have a hit with any artist!
  • What you MUST DO to avoid disaster when inviting real instrumentalists to play on your tracks
  • Different clefs and their notes with real examples such as writing for a choir
  • Chord and scale construction to make your songs more emotionally rich
  • and much, much more
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This is essential information that every modern songwriter needs to know!

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Is this course right for me?

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  • You haven't studied music before, or you want to understand the vital concepts that are used in songwriting
  • You don't want to read through boring theory books but still want to know the essentials!
  • You want your songwriting to break through the barriers created by lack of theoretical knowledge
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Do I have enough time to study?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The course is very flexible.  Each week is set out in clearly defined sections.   You should allocate 3-4 hours a week on the course.  If you are on an unmarked course you don’t even have to allocate this much because you have no submission deadlines.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Everyone retains access to the course for a full year after joining so you can come back any time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Money Back GuaranteeWe are so confident that you will love the “Music Theory for Songwriters” course, that we offer a full 7 day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the course, then simply tell us before week 2 unlocks and we will refund all of your money, no questions asked.  No risk, Nothing to lose and so much knowledge to gain!  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Unmarked Course theory[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1427906982611{background-color: #607701 !important;}"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]

Prerequisites

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  • You do not need any previous knowledge of Music Theory
  • You do not require any specialist materials
  • A stable internet connection and computer equipment to access the course is essential
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Syllabus

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  • Time signatures (simple and compound) / accidentals and time values
  • Not every song is in 4/4 – learning how to effectively use different time signatures will open up a whole new level of writing possibilities and rhythms for your writing
  • Treble and bass clefs & names of the notes
  • Key Signatures
  • All the information you need for the formation of major scales, chords and sequences.
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  • Chord construction and recognition
    • Chords are the backbone of any song. Learning all about them is essential.
    • Intervals; Learning about intervals and harmony will help in your melody writing.
  • Minor scales; All the information you need for the formation of minor scales and their use
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  • Octave
  • For instruments such as clarinet and trumpet
    • Did you know that if you provide a trumpet player with your score that you wrote on your keyboard, they would play it at a completely different pitch? Learn why and how you can write for different instruments.
  • Change key for a singer etc.
    • Everyone has a range. You may find that your perfect vocalist cannot sing your great song. Learn how to change the key to match your singer.
  • Cadences
    • Different composers over time have used cadences (musical resolutions) to different effect and you can too. Learn how you can harmonically finish sections of songs effectively and interestingly.
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  • Inversion of chords
    • Bring interest to your song’s soundscape by learning about chord inversions.
  • A brief look at the ‘C’ clefs
    • This is important if you want to write for a string quartet (how awesome do strings sound on pop songs!)
  • SATB: writing for when you want a choir in your music
    • Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. What they are and how do they look on paper
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