Music, No Theory - Level One

Scales, Chords and Progressions and how they are used to make Hit Songs!

'Music, No Theory' is a course that focuses on the foundations of music. Where do melodies, chords and bass lines come from and how are they used to make hit songs?
'Music, No Theory' is an interactive music-making course for musicians, songwriters, remixers and producers at any level. 'Music, No Theory' teaches you the skills you need to break down any song into its fundamentals, and how to use that knowledge to create your own original music in any genre or style! Throughout the course, we start by examining simple songs, gradually making them more advanced. Watch and learn from the legendary pianist and composer Bill Gordon as he breaks down each song showing you every note along the way.

'Music, No Theory' is practical and immediately useful, presented without the tired dreariness of most music 'theory' courses. Learn music with you ears, hands and heart, without reading music! After taking this course, you'll understand the musical elements that separate the great songs from the rest, and how to apply those insights to your own music.

Module Details

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. What is Music
  • 3. Pitch & Rhythm
  • 4. Form & Genre
  • 5. Instruments
  • 6. Melody, Chords, Bass
  • 7. The Sharing of Music
  • 8. Pitch - Introduction
  • 9. Pitch - Naming Pitches
  • 10. Pitch - Memorizing Key Names
  • 11. Pitch - Middle C, Half Steps, Whole Steps
  • 12. Scales - Introduction to Tonality
  • 13. Scales - Major vs Minor
  • 14. Scales - Varieties of Minor Scales
  • 15. Scales - Relative Minor Scales
  • 16. Scales - Parallel Minor Scales
  • 17. Scales - Major Scales with Sharps
  • 18. Scales - Major Scales with Flats
  • 19. Scales - Visualizing Scales
  • 20. Scales - Cycles of 5ths & 4ths
  • 21. Scales - Key Signature, Other Scales, Modes
  • 22. Scales - What Key Are We in?
  • 23. Melody - Melodies & How They Fit in a Scale
  • 24. Harmony - Introduction
  • 25. Harmony - Diatonic Intervals
  • 26. Harmony - Minor, Diminished & Augmented Intervals
  • 27. Harmony - Inverting Intervals & Harmonizing Vocals Using Intervals
  • 28. Chords - Triads
  • 29. Chords - Chord Inversions
  • 30. Chords - Diatonic Triads in a Major Scale and Inversions
  • 31. Chords - Diatonic Triads in a Minor Scale
  • 32. Chords - Harmonic Progression & Deceptive Cadence
  • 33. Chords - Common Chord Progressions in a Major Scale (Part 1)
  • 34. Chords - Common Chord Progressions in a Major Scale (Part 2)
  • 35. Chords - Common Chord Progressions in a Minor Scale
  • 36. Additional Chord Info
  • 37. 7th Chords & Diatonic 7th Chords
  • 38. Rhythm - Introduction to Rhythm
  • 39. Rhythm - Sub-Dividing the Beat
  • 40. Rhythm - Other Uses for a Metronome
  • 41. Putting it All Together
  • 42. Conclusion
Author Bill Gordon
Contains Videos
Format Streaming
Length 3 hours 23 mins
Level Beginners
Provider Fader Pro
Price $48.96

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