Music Theory 3 - Notation and Pitch

Mondays 8:15-9:15 pm, January 11 - February 15 (6 weeks)

$50 Course Fee

Jane McLauchlin

This course is for Westwinds members who previously participated in the first 2 sessions of Music Theory. We will begin with a review from Music Theory 2 – intervals and chords based on the major scale – and then will continue with minor scales. This will include an understanding of relative and parallel minors and working through natural, harmonic and melodic minors. We will continue with other scales such as pentatonic, whole tone and blues scales, as well as studying modes.
Our goal is comprehension – it’s more important to have an understanding of the concepts we are talking about than to move on to the next thing. Each week you’ll be provided with notes and an opportunity to practice the latest concepts through an optional assignment.
If you’d like to take this course without having taken Music Theory 2, please contact Jane so together we can ensure you have the correct theoretical knowledge to allow you to succeed.

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Recommended for any musician with an understanding of major scales


Some testimonials from past participants in Music Theory 2:

“I've been taking the theory class (on the 2nd one now) and I would suggest it to anyone who wants to learn all about how to read music! The course goes in depth, but all questions are answered, and Jane makes sure everyone understands before we move on......”

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