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Music Theory Level 1: Part Six

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Overview

Welcome to Music Theory Level 1: Part Six

SATB Composition


In this course you will gain an understanding of composition using four parts – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass (SATB). We will focus on the SATB writing style popular with composers, and essential to learning counterpoint. This course forms part of the complete Music Theory Fundamentals Guide.


This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and turn it into a business. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this class is perfect for you.


For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. My approach to music theory is to minimize the memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.


In Part 6: SATB Composition we will cover:

  • My approach to Music Theory
  • Tools of Counterpoint
  • Types of Motion in Counterpoint
  • 18th Century Counterpoint
  • Chordal Dissonance
  • Cadences in Bass/Melody Accompaniment
  • Cadences in 4-Voice Accompaniment
  • Non-Chord Tones in 4-Voice Accompaniment
  • Suspensions in 4-Voice Accompaniment
  • Example Analysis Projects
  • Writing 4-Voice (SATB) Lines
  • SATB Notation
  • SATB Ranges
  • Voice Crossings
  • Doubling
  • T-D-T Phrasing
  • Establishing Tonic Areas
  • Establishing Dominant Areas
  • Resolving Leading Tones (in 4-Voice Accompaniment)
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Texture (in Song)
  • Worksheets and Music for Practice

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.


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Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

"It seems like every little detail is being

covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not

taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

"Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

"Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

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"I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

"The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

"Jason is really quick and great with

questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith

Syllabus

Session 1: Getting Started

Session 2: Composing In An 18th Century Style

Session 3: Melodic Embellishment (In Chorale Textures)

Session 4: SATB Composition

Session 5: Phrasing In SATB Composition

Session 6: More With Cadences

Session 7: Voice-Leading On The Dominant

Session 8: Harmonizing Melodies + Wrap Up

Taught by

Jason Allen

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