Music Theory Comprehensive, Part 17: Chromatic Modulation | Jason Allen | Skillshare

Music Theory Comprehensive, Part 17: Chromatic Modulation

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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35 Lessons (2h 26m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Tools

    • 3. Review

    • 4. The Master Muse Score File

    • 5. Not Closely Related Keys

    • 6. Beethoven: Pathetique

    • 7. More Distantly Related Keys

    • 8. Enharmonic Tricks

    • 9. Modualations Of A Half Step

    • 10. Tri-Tone Modulation

    • 11. Lets Be Honest

    • 12. Beethoven: Waldstein Sonata

    • 13. Beethoven Analysis

    • 14. Ambiguous Modulation

    • 15. Chord Name Analysis

    • 16. Analysis In A Major

    • 17. Analysis In D Major

    • 18. Results

    • 19. The Magical Fully Diminished 7th Chord

    • 20. The Three Fully Diminished Chords

    • 21. LT and CT

    • 22. Double Flats And Double Sharps

    • 23. Fully Diminished LT Resolutions On C

    • 24. Fully Diminished CT Resolutions On C

    • 25. Fully Diminished LT Resolutions On C#

    • 26. Fully Diminished CT Resolutions On C#

    • 27. Fully Diminished LT Resolutions On D

    • 28. Fully Diminished CT Resolutions On D

    • 29. Chopin: Prelude In C Minor

    • 30. Analysis, Part 1

    • 31. Voice-Leading Chords

    • 32. Analysis, Part 2

    • 33. Linear Chromaticism

    • 34. What Comes Next?

    • 35. Thanks for Watching!


About This Class

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and level up. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this class is perfect for you.

For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Skillshare use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible. 

In this class, we will cover:

    • Chromatic Sequences

    • The Lament Bass (The saddest music in the world)

    • Common-Tone Diminished 7th Chords

    • Chromatic Mediants

    • Common-Tone Modulations

    • Chromatic Inflection Modulation

    • Descending Fifth Modulation

      ...and much, much more!

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can launch your music career today.

Test Prep: 

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.


Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith