Music Theory: Exploring Sound, Rhythm, and Melody on the MIDI Grid

Fernando Arruda, Musician, Producer, DJ

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50 Videos (5h 15m)
    • Trailer

      1:00
    • Does Music Theory Matter?

      6:57
    • MIDI Sequencer Vs. Traditional Notation

      2:32
    • Creating a Practice Schedule

      3:59
    • Sound Waves and the 12-Pitch Palette

      8:38
    • Sharps, Flats, Whole Steps, and Half Steps

      8:00
    • Tension, Resolution, and Musical Forms

      10:20
    • Musical Density

      3:03
    • Simple Meters: Duple, Triple, and Quadruple

      6:26
    • Simple Note Lengths

      3:22
    • Triplets

      5:47
    • Six Major Intervals: Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Major 6th, Major 7th

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      7:11
    • Four Minor Intervals: Minor 2nd, Minor 3, Minor 6th, Minor 7th

      4:52
    • Diminished and Augmented 4ths and 5ths

      5:27
    • The Interval Project

      5:51
    • Major Scales

      4:15
    • Relative Minor Scales

      8:59
    • Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales

      9:28
    • Recapping Basic Scales

      5:41
    • Major and Minor Triads

      7:37
    • Diminished and Augmented Triads

      3:39
    • Playing Triads

      9:34
    • Two Types of Chords: Major 7th and Dominant 7th

      5:57
    • Two Types of Chords: Minor 7th and Half-Diminished

      6:04
    • Three Diminished Chords

      3:54
    • Reading and Playing Chord Symbols

      8:45
    • Finding the Diatonic Major Chords

      7:55
    • How These Chords Function (Tension and Resolution)

      3:51
    • Exploring Songs Made with Diatonic Major Chords

      10:42
    • Sketching Songs

      4:18
    • Finding the Diatonic Minor Chords

      9:44
    • How These Chords Function (Tension and Resolution)

      3:17
    • Exploring Songs Made with Diatonic Minor Chords

      9:49
    • Chord Knowledge and Songwriting

      9:38
    • Compound Meters: Duple, Triple and Quadruple

      6:29
    • Syncopation

      9:55
    • Complex Meters

      4:35
    • Chromatic Scales

      3:39
    • Whole-Tone Scales

      2:56
    • Diminished Scales

      6:02
    • Listening to a Diminished Scale in Context

      2:06
    • Note Possibilities: Major Chord Extensions

      5:14
    • Note Possibilities: Minor 7th and Half-Diminished Chord Extensions

      7:25
    • Note Possibilities: Dominant 7th Chord Extensions

      5:48
    • Inversions: Root, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Positions

      3:14
    • Rootless Chords

      8:48
    • Basic Principles of Voice Leading

      8:44
    • Modulation

      7:21
    • Modal Harmony

      5:24
    • Common Chord Progressions

      10:53