Zoom Class – Music Theory 101

Unlock Your Musical Potential with My Dynamic Online Group Music Theory Class!

Dive into the world of music theory and transform your musicianship with this engaging six-week Zoom group class. Designed for guitarists, this interactive course will deepen your understanding of music, enhance your communication with fellow musicians, and boost your creative abilities on the guitar fretboard.

Why Join This Class?

  • Comprehensive Learning: Explore the core concepts of music theory and their practical applications on the guitar.
  • Interactive Sessions: Get your questions answered in real-time and enjoy lively discussions with your instructor and peers.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Choose between two convenient class times to fit your schedule.

Class Schedule:

  • Mondays, 7-8pm Central (June 3 – July 8, 2024)

    *or*
  • Tuesdays, 11am-12pm Central (June 4 – July 9, 2024)

To see the times in your area, simply visit my scheduler page, select your preferred class, and adjust the timezone.

Affordable Investment in Your Musical Journey:

  • Total Cost: $270 (Only $45 per session for six weeks)

Class Highlights:

  • The Musical Alphabet, Key Signatures, and the Circle of Fifths
    Understand the significance of the first seven letters of the alphabet and why C is central in music.
    Decipher the circle of fifths and know when to use flats over sharps.
  • Intervals
    See why intervals are crucial for understanding the construction of scales and chords, and learn to use intervals such as 3rds and 6ths to play catchy guitar hooks.
  • The Harmonized Scale
    Discover how everything in a song stems from a scale and the harmony created when its notes are stacked to form chords.
  • Scale Formulas and Modes
    Explore how different scale structures create unique sounds and when to use specific modes to affect the mood of your music.
  • Roman Numerals and the Nashville Number System
    Learn to easily chart songs using a simple number system and decode the Nashville number charts used by gigging musicians in Music City.
  • Harmonic Minor and Diminished Chords
    Get to know the little change made to the minor scale that dramatically increases its emotional impact and adds exotic flavor, as heard in countless classic pop hits. Learn how to utilize various diminished chords properly so you recognize half-step movement in music and can add a jazzy feel to your compositions.

Benefits:

By mastering the topics above, you gain a comprehensive understanding of music theory that enhances your ability to play and create. These skills translate into more efficient practice, better performance, and greater creative expression, making you a more versatile and confident musician.

Prerequisites:

Before enrolling in this class, be sure you…

  • know the notes along strings 6 and 5.
  • can play songs using open chords, power chords, and barre chords.
  • are familiar with pentatonic and major scale patterns.
  • know how to read chord charts and tablature.

Class Participation:

  • Participation is optional – join the discussion or listen in with your video and audio turned off.
  • Can’t make a class? No worries! All sessions are recorded and available for review.

How is this information different from your books Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies?

This class covers some of the most fundamental music theory information from my books, and also a bit of traditional theory that the books don’t include. If you’ve already mastered the basic theory from my books and don’t need further review, this class may not be for you. However, if you’re new to music theory or wish to reinforce what you’re learning from my books or other sources, this class is perfect for you.

Ready to Elevate Your Music Skills?

Join me for an exciting journey through music theory and see your understanding soar. Enroll now and let’s make music magic together on Zoom!