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A Practical Guide to Music Expression and the Elements of Music
In this free course we will be looking into ways of giving meaning to your music by using the musical elements and how you can apply them in your music. Get access to insights and practical tools that will help you unlock your creative potential and overcome the difficulties of implementing your musical ideas in whatever genre you are composing.
This course focuses on how you can use contexts, images, ideas, emotions to give you hints on how you can use the various musical elements to express yourself.
Take what you learn and apply it in a project that is proposed to you in the end of this course.
The bonus materials cover the music theory concepts approached in the course along with the abridged version of the Beyond Music Theory eBook.
Who This Course is For:
- For those who wish to learn how to explore the emotional character of music through the musical elements in their music compositions
- Music enthusiasts with little to no music knowledge
1. A Practical Guide to Music Expression
- Getting to Know the Elements of Music
- Case Study (1)
- Composing Music Using a Image – Case Study (2)
- Conclusion and Project Assignment
2. Support Content
- The music intervals
- Scale degrees and leading-tone
- Main chord types
- Suspended Chords
- Seventh chords
- Chord extensions
- Chord inversions
- Chord voicings
- Functional harmony
- Harmonic cadences
- Chord substitutions
3. Bonus Content
- Beyond Music Theory – Reference Manual (Preview for PDF)
Beyond Music Theory – Reference Manual
Music is a very broad field of study and music theory alone can be a highly comprehensive and demanding subject. As I was studying, I started to feel the need of having one main book with all those concepts and ideas put together in one place, instead of having to look for it elsewhere.
So, I started to compile all my notes and thoughts and created what you see here. An eBook that contains a large part of the music theory concepts, ready to be used in your music composition practice and presented in the most simple and concise manner. This is the result of my personal needs as a composer, teacher and fellow music student over the years and I sincerely hope that it can also be your Reference Manual for music theory.
Find out what you will be learning with the Beyond Music Theory eBook by downloading the table of contents here.
When purchasing using the button below, you will get an ePUB and a PDF version with a ZIP file containing the audio examples.
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