Basic Chromatic Harmony
Discover the chromatic harmony found in Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, and Richard Strauss, which stands as the foundation of modern film music. Learn various chord types for tonicization: secondary dominants, diminished, and Neapolitan sixths.
A Second Look at Melodic Minor
The purpose of this course is to demonstrate some of the most common melodic minor progressions and how they should be applied when played in descending order. We also study the Mixolydian ♭6 six scale (the 5th mode of the Melodic minor scale.)
Master Music Modulation - Part 1
Become a master of modulation! Topics discussed in the course include common functional harmony modulation, pivot modulation, closely related major chords, and just about everything you need to know to become a master of modulation. (Part 1)
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Using Ostinatos to Construct a Piece
When writing music for media, an ostinato can be a valuable tool for creating a focal point that builds on itself over time. We will examine ostinatos in the orchestral genre, where we can use them to create a sense of power and momentum.
Creating Mood Instantly with Two-Chord Structures
Create evocative music by moving back and forth between two chords, or what we call a two-chord structure. If you are an entry-level musician, a basic knowledge of chords and intervals should be sufficient to get started.