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How To Write Music – $49 $25

Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your skills to the next level, it explores the fundamental skills that underpin every great piece of music whether it’s a song or a film score, string quartet or video game sounds track. Writing effective tunes, developing interesting chord progressions, using rhythm and texture, structuring your ideas into a piece of music – these are the skills every composer or songwriter needs to master. If you’ve ever struggled with the blank sheet of paper or started 50 ideas never to finish any of them, this course gives you a framework for approaching composition that will help you write better music.

Harmony One – $219 $153

Well-written harmony can transform your music. This online course will give you the core skills and techniques to get started writing successful four-part harmony. Unlike most music theory courses, it is firmly based in the real-world and is presented with our trademark practical, no-nonsense style. You will learn harmony from working film composers and orchestrators. It’s a practical, inspiring online music course that delivers four-part harmony on a need-to-know basis. There’s nothing you’ll learn that you can’t use to improve your music right now. Hours of video tutorials, detailed supporting text with loads of examples, this course will bring this subject to life and turbo charge your composition.

Harmony Two – $249 $153

Give a lift to your music with advanced harmonic techniques from modal harmony to counterpoint. Go beyond major key harmony and learn to work in minor keys, use of extended chromatic chords, augmented 6ths, 11ths and 13ths to increase the range of tonal colours in your music. Learn about modulation, secondary dominants, accented passing notes, suspensions and anticipations to give personality to your compositions. If you have a grounding in basic four-part harmony, this course will help bring clarity to your music and help you produce complex arrangements more quickly and effectively.