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Udemy Music Composition with the Piano: Ultimate Keyboard Theory

Video Introducing this tutorial


Introduction :
Introduction
Overview of the course
Preliminary things
Video Quality
Free Online Lesson/Chat

Up & Running with Chords & Melodies :
The Grid
The Chromatic Scale
Creating a Major Key
Creating Chords Inside of a Key
Naming Notes on the Piano
ASSIGNMENT: Simple Ambient Track
EXAMPLE: Simple Ambient Track

Gravity: Harmonic Centers :
Establishing Gravity with Keys
The Circle of Fifths: Major Key Gravity
Creating a Minor Scale & Key
Circle of Fifths: Minor Key Gravity
Learning All Keys
Assignment: Transposing Chords & Melodies
Get Composing! :)

Piano Technique: The Key to Fluency :
Technique & Fluency at the Piano
Hand Positions & Fingerings
Wandering Hands Backing Tracks
ASSIGNMENT: Wandering Hands Track
EXAMPLE: Wandering Hands Track

Diatonic Harmony: Chords & Progressions Inside Keys :
Introduction to Chords in a Key (Diatonic Harmony)
Analysing 1000+ Tunes
Common Chord Progressions & Conventions
30% Different - Changing Standard Chord Progressions
Chord 5 in a Minor Key
Harmony Cheat Sheet: Stage 1

Melody Over Harmony :
Tension & Resolution
Chord Tones
Non Chord Tones
The Feelings of Different Intervals
Layering & Overlapping
Non-diatonic Tones
The Pentatonic Scale
Patterns: The Way to Think About Your Music
ASSIGNMENT: Melody Writing
EXAMPLE: Melody Writing

Structuring Harmony: Extending & Creating New Harmonic Sections :
Roman Numerals in Analysis
Harmonic Structure
Repeating Harmony
Repeating Harmony Example Track
Small Changes in Harmony
Varying Your Bass Lines
Modulation: New Centres of Gravity
Composing 3 Different Sections
3 Different Sections Example

Chord Voicings & Arrangement :
Introduction to Voicing
Arpeggiation
Examples of Arpeggiation In Context
Closed & Open Position Chords
Inversions
Doubling
Dropping
Voice Leading
Grace Notes
Accompanying Singers Assignment
Accompanying Singers Example
Orchestral String Writing Assignment
Orchestral String Writing Example
Another Example of Voice Leading
Harmony Cheat Sheet: Level 2

Bass Lines :
Bass Lines Introduction
Voice Leading & Passing Notes
Bass Line Riffs

Chromatic Harmony: Chords From Scratch :
Introduction to Chords from Scratch
In Depth: Chords from Scratch
How to Create Triads from Scratch
Suspension chords
Working out the key of a song
Modulation & Secondary Dominants
Assignment
Pushing Out the Key Example Track

Upper Structures :
Introduction
How to Create 7th Chords
Diminished & Augmented 7th Chords
How to Create 9th Chords
Adding 11th & 13ths to Your Chords
Upper Structure Composing Assignments
Upper Structure Composing Example
Upper Structure Re-harmonizing Example

Reading Chord Symbols :
How to Read Chords and Chord Symbols
Harmony Cheat Sheet: Level 3

Problem Solving :
Where Do I Start?: Generating Material with Rules
Patterns, Patterns, Patterns...
Problem Solving

Harmonic Rhythm :
Introduction to Harmonic Rhythm
Passing Chords & Reharmonisation
Reharmonisation Assignment

Melodic Rhythm :
Melodic Rhythm
Phrasing & Space
Phrasing & Melodic Rhythm Assignment

Accompaniment & Arrangement Rhythms :
Standard Accompaniment Patterns (with commentary)
Standard Accompaniment Patterns (no commentary)
Musical Layers & Alignment
Adding Very Subtle Misalignment in Tracks
The Chord Progression Manual

Advanced Melodic Colors :
What Scales Go with What Chords?
The Blues Scale
Harmonic & Melodic Minor Scales
The Scale Omnibus
Paired Pentatonics
Modes

Chord Relationships & Thematic Writing :
Introduction to Chord Relationships
Chord Relationship & Arpeggiation Assignment
Chord Relationship & Arpeggiation Example Breakdown
Writing Themes

Conclusion :
Resources