The Language Of Music

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Themes: Music, Music Theory, Musician

This video course by Tom Brooks is based on his book, The LANGUAGE of MUSIC, a practical theory training resource for contemporary musicians. Simply put, it is ‘Everything a Modern Musician needs to know about Music Theory’ spelled out in 21st century language; the terms used on stage and in the studio every day.

Starting from the Basic Building Blocks of music, this series covers everything from pitch / rhythm / the staff / time signatures to scales, chord building, harmonic progressions, chord symbols and charts, transposition, modulation, chord substitution, the modes, and beyond. In addition there are valuable lessons on how to practice more effectively, leading rehearsals, and practical live performance tips. For Premium Members, this course is available in multiple formats for you and your worship team.

Course Outline:

Introduction: The Language of Music  
Basic Building Blocks of Music 1: Pitch  
Basic Building Blocks of Music 2: Rhythm  
Basic Building Blocks of Music 3: More About Pitch  
Foundational Structures 1: Time Signatures  
Foundational Structures 2: The Major Scale  
Foundational Structures 3: Key Signatures  
Foundational Structures 4: De-mystifying The Circle Of Fifths  
Basic Harmony 1: Chords – Building Triads  
Basic Harmony 2: Chords – Building Triads  
Basic Harmony 3: Major Diatonic Triads  
Basic Harmony 4: Triad Inversion  
The Framework 1: Finding Your Way Around  
The Framework 2: Dynamics & Articulation  
The Framework 3: Dynamics & Articulation  
The Framework 4: Musical Form  
Chord Personalities 1: Beyond The Triad  
Chord Personalities 2: Seventh Chords  
Chord Personalities 3: Chord Relationships 101  
Chord Personalities 4: Familiar Chord Progressions  
The Minor Scale 1: The Minor Scale  
The Minor Scale 2: The Minor Scale  
The Minor Scale 3: Minor Chord Progressions  
Anatomy Of A Chord Chart 1: Chord Symbols  
Anatomy Of A Chord Chart 2: How To Read A Chord Chart  
Anatomy Of A Chord Chart 3: How To Read A Chord Chart  
Anatomy Of A Chord Chart 4: How To Read A Chord Chart  
Anatomy Of A Chord Chart 5: Writing A Better Chord Chart  
The Next Step 1: Added Tones  
The Next Step 2: Added Tones  
The Next Step 3: Extended Chords – 9ths, 11ths, & 13ths  
The Next Step 4: Chord Voicing  
Chord Relationships – Beyond The Basics 1: The Next Level  
Chord Relationships – Beyond The Basics 2: The Next Level  
Chord Relationships – Beyond The Basics 3: Transposition  
Chord Relationships – Beyond The Basics 4: Modulation  
Chord Relationships – Beyond The Basics 5: Chord Substitution  
Scales Beyond Major & Minor 1: Special Scales  
Scales Beyond Major & Minor 3: The Modes  
Scales Beyond Major & Minor 4: The Modes  
Scales Beyond Major & Minor 5: The Modes  
Harmony Outside The Box 1: Altered Chords  
Harmony Outside The Box 2: Altered Chords  
Harmony Outside The Box 3: Altered Chords  
Harmony Outside The Box 4: Borrowed Chords  
Harmony Outside The Box 5: Improvisation  
Harmony Outside The Box 6: Improvisation