Learning Music Theory Effectively

Music Theory Workshops

There are four primary music theory workshops for the beginner to intermediate music student.

The workshops are designed as focused target areas to getting those music elements down cold.

Each workshop comes with the Learn A Song and the Notation and Terminology eBooks ($12 value) for free. Additionally there are combination bundles at discounts to give you the best education option to fit your needs.

The Music Notes Workshop

Notes Workshop

Notes Workshop

This workshop as three main sections focused on learn music notes, it starts out for the complete newbie to music by learning the note names, symbols, and locations on the piano keyboard. This is essential for you to understand as the workshops use the keyboard as the primary visual aid in learning the notes. 

You'll be learning how to read music meaning by starting out with the correct visual aid so your brain doesn't have to be thinking about where you would play notes.

With a good understanding of the keyboard you'll move next to the Master Staff. You'll be able to learn how to draw the staff clefs and learn where all the notes are in about 30 minutes. with the last step you'll be able to own the master staff in just a few weeks.

The last section is a complete understanding of Note Intervals, that is the distance between two notes. Being able to read note patterns will make seeing and playing of note combinations easier. This one thing when learned properly will accelerate the speed at which you can sight read and play song phrases.

 

Notes Workshop
Price: $12.00
The Notes Workshop is for the beginning student that needs to learn note symbols, piano keys, master staff, and note intervals. This is the complete note lesson series to understanding note pitch and reading music

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The Music Rhythm Workshop

Rhythm Workshop

Rhythm Workshop

All music pieces have rhythm patterns. They are defined by the notes and symbols time value, which directs the musician in duration of a note.

The basic duration is a beat. Note symbols let you know how to use the beat by either dividing it up into smaller bits or combining them together for extended length of sound.

Understanding the complete notation and use of rhythm is the one essential music element that you have to have. Audiences will forgive an errant note, but they are unforgiving when it comes to rhythm.

The rhythm continuum is a concept that has helped many musicians improve and get on the right track to playing and performing their music.

Learn a three step process for learning basic rhythm continuum. You can learn any pattern and master this important skill with focused attention to rhythm. Over 30 rhythm pattern sets for learning and practicing rhythm skills

Rhythm Workshop
Price: $17.00
They Rhythm workshop covers note symbols that convey time, basic rhythm principles, basic practice sets through beat division, extended patterns, and challanging rhtyhm patterns. It is a complete rhtyhm lessons in one workshop.

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The Key Signature and Scales Workshop

Key Signature and Scales Workshop

Key Signature and Scales Workshop

This workshop covers the two most important aspects of music elements which are key signatures and scales. Understanding of these principles of music allow you to move into any key without having to scared of all those sharps and flats.

You'll learn all the Keys both major and minor by working your way through developing your own circle of fifths chart. This process will help you complete understand how this structure of keys is designed and how you will now know what to expect when you encounter tunes in different keys.

Building off of the key signature you will start to understand scale mathematics and how these  fundamental formulas will make learning any scale a breeze. Having master of music scales is vital to your ability to play phrases and improvise. Knowing what scale you can use with a chord can lead to some great compositions.

Knowing your scales is one of the first steps in analyzing and learning songs at at fast pace. With the 10 or so scale types and additional modes you learn to create them in any key. That leads to your individualized understanding, composing, and  improvisation. Wouldn't be nice not to have use others licks?

Keys and Scales Workshop
Price: $17.00
The key signature and music scales workshop takes you through learning all major and minor key signatures and scales in all keys. The scales lessons cover major and 3 minor scale types as well as over six other types of scale styles like blues and jazz.

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The Creating Chords Workshop

Creating Chords Workshop

Creating Chords Workshop

Chords are the words of music. If you know the four types of triad chords in all keys signatures you have the foundations for every chord you will play or want to compose with.

Knowing chords allow you to get beyond note by note playing. Sequences of chords are known as progressions and you hear this all the time. Music moves from one chord to the next layering on melody and other embellishments.

Chords are what allow you to start playing music rather than just reading and reacting to it.

This workshop will take you through the basics of chord structure and presentation. You'll learn pattern recognition of inversions and how to spell every chord in every key. You'll learn how to use chords to build your own diatonic harmonic system. These systems set the origin for all song composition and fast learning.

Discover progression techniques for a understanding of how composition and song flow is accomplished.

Keys and Scales Workshop
Price: $17.00
The key signature and music scales workshop takes you through learning all major and minor key signatures and scales in all keys. The scales lessons cover major and 3 minor scale types as well as over six other types of scale styles like blues and jazz.

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Bundled Workshops For Savings

Save an additional $7 when you bundle the Notes & Rhythm workshops; or add keyboard fingerings workbook to the scales workshop; or add the secrets of sevenths to the chords workshop. Save big time when you combine the chords, keys/scales and get keyboard fingerings, sevenths and the bonus items.

 

Music Theory Individual Lessons

Lesson 6 Rhythm Basics Sets

Individual Lessons

Need a more specific music theory individual lessons?

Get a music lesson targeted to your specific need and focus in on those trouble points.

These lessons are specifically taken from the main course for use in teaching or learning the area of most interest to you today.

The full list of lesson: Music Theory Lessons

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