This course explains important music theory concepts that help during the composition or songwriting process. You’ll learn how major and minor scales are built and you’ll learn how and why chords relate to major and minor scales so that you can make better, more informed choices when you’re writing chord progressions (harmony). You’ll become familiar with patterns in scales and chords and learn how composing using numbers (numerals), rather than notes, is the best way to go!
You’ll also learn about rhythm, cadences, register, range and timbre. If you have a background in these topics then this course will provide some perspective on how these concepts relate to the process of writing music that conveys specific emotions. This course is helpful to any student looking to learn about music theory and the fundamentals of compositional theory.