Music Theory 101: Major Scales | Jason Rivera | Skillshare

Music Theory 101: Major Scales

Jason Rivera, Composer

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3 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Major Scales

    • 3. Class Assignment


About This Class

Gain an understanding of how to build major scales with composer Jason Rivera. The class features detailed explanations and demonstrations on the piano. You will learn techniques and concepts that can be applied to writing music in practically any genre.

The main topics covered in this class are:

  1. Half steps and whole steps
  2. The major scale pattern
  3. How to build a major scale in any key

For your class assignment you will complete a short series of written exercises designed to help solidify your new knowledge of major scales.

This class is designed for beginners, however it assumes that you are familiar with the Musical Alphabet and how to read the Treble Clef.

The class is for musicians, songwriters and composers who want to expand their knowledge of music theory so that they can master their craft.

Learning the major scale is key to learning how to write melodies. Also with this information you can then understand how to build intervals and chords.

By the end of this class you will have a solid understanding of major scales and how to build them and use them in your own music performance and writing.

If you want to continue your music education I have many other courses available including classes on songwriting, scales, melodies, and writing chord progressions. I invite you to check those other classes out.