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Music Theory for Song Writers and Other Curious Folks

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The path toward better musicianship is unending. When you are lost, Music Theory is a guide. When you are thirsty, Music Theory is a wellspring of creative ideas. When you are inspired, Music Theory can give form to your passion.
'Music Theory for Song Writers and Other Curious Folks' assumes no previous instruction in Music Theory. Beginners are welcome. This class teaches how Music Theory can help build powerful songs and arrangements. Songwriters will improve their abilities to create musical journeys. Arrangers will deepen their insight into chord function. Instrumentalists will sharpen their rhythmic skills, discover the relationships among scales and chords, and become more versatile, creative players.
Topics include: 1) Chord Naming and Analysis; 2) Functional Harmony; 3) Rhythm; 4) Cadences; 5) Secondary Dominants; and, 6) Borrowing from Parallel Keys.
Online activities include instructor presentations with slides; question and answer; rhythm training; song analysis; musical examples of topics under consideration.
"When I began this class, I knew nothing about Music Theory. The instructor presents concepts clearly, systematically, and patiently. This class changed my life, and I understand music in a new way. I only wish I had taken this class years ago." - Former Music Theory student.


Class Details

7 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Online Access

Kay Eskenazi 



Registration Closes On
Sunday, September 11, 2022 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/12/2022 - 10/24/2022 Weekly - Mon 05:30 PM - 07:15 PM Online, Online Access  Map Kay Eskenazi  ClassRoom