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MUSIC THEORY COURSE // PLAYLIST

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175 | Music Theory Course - overview
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/3237958/175-music-theory-course-overview

7 | Lesson 0: Making Your Own Music
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/702215/7-lesson-0-making-your-own-music

40 | Lesson 1: How to See Sound
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/705454/40-lesson-1-how-to-see-sound

8 | Lesson 2: Notes and Intervals
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/708702/8-lesson-2-notes-and-intervals

42 | Lesson 3: Visible Relationships
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/711760/42-lesson-3-visible-relationships

53 | Lesson 4: Scale Degrees
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/712869/53-lesson-4-scale-degrees

56 | Lesson 5: How to Build Chords
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/739225/56-lesson-5-how-to-build-chords

59 | Lesson 6: Chord Progressions
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/739231/59-lesson-6-chord-progressions

9 | Lesson 7: How Chords Function
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/800769/9-lesson-7-how-chords-function

10 | Lesson 8: Exploring Harmonic Space
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/810674/10-lesson-8-exploring-harmonic-space

11 | Lesson 9: Music = Space + Time
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/815045/11-lesson-9-music-space-time

12 | Lesson 10: How Notation Works
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/815068/12-lesson-10-how-notation-works

13 | Lesson 11: The History of Notation
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/815084/13-lesson-11-the-history-of-notation

224 | Lesson 12: The Layers of Music
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/4258172/224-lesson-12-the-layers-of-music

231 | Lesson 13: The Art of Songwriting
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/4492675/231-lesson-13-the-art-of-songwriting

235 | Lesson 14: How to Structure Songs
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/4615653/235-lesson-14-how-to-structure-songs

241 | Lesson 15: The Power of Perspective
https://mikegeorge.locals.com/post/4755361/241-lesson-15-the-power-of-perspective

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269 | Lesson 19 - Quick Update

Hey there. I worked on Lesson 19 (Circle of Fifths) all day yesterday. Here's a short update that we filmed last night. Enjoy!

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264 | Lesson 18 Update
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can someone direct me to the best video/post to explain the shapes and colors? i can't find anything that explains it directly.

282 | Do You Really NEED Music Theory?

In music, there is serious debate (and confusion) about music theory. The question is -- do you really NEED to learn it or not? Well, the answer may surprise you....

Join the live stream -- Monday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain:
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hi all, where do i go to get started on learning the colour music

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287 | Guitar Strum Patterns

To play the guitar, you must know chords. That is, how to press the strings to form harmonies. But of equal importance how you strum the instrument with your other hand. In this video, we explore art of strum patterns to make great music.

Join the live stream -- Monday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain:

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Open Hour Q&A - Saturday, May 25

Hey -- I'm answering your questions and hanging out via live stream Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain. (Ask any questions Live or post them on Locals in advance.) This Open Hour is for supporters. THANK YOU!

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286 | Key Change using the Circle of Fifths

How do you change keys during a song? Is there a smooth way to make this shift? Here, we look at a classic song by George Harrison to see how the chord progression effortlessly moves between keys. And it's easy to see using the circle of fifths....

Join the live stream -- Monday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain:

https://youtube.com/live/NdRS-RG-q7E

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