Writing Music 101: Scales & Modes by Jason Rivera (Skillshare)

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1. Introduction 1:22

2. Defining Scales 1:51

3. Major Scales 8:23

4. Natural Minor Scales 5:20

5. Harmonic Minor Scales 3:04

6. Melodic Minor Scales 3:26

7. Modes 9:59

8. Class Assignment 6:37

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This 40minute class covers the essentials of how to build and use scales and modes in your music . The main topics covered in this class are:defining scales,major scales,natural minor scales,harmonic minor scales . For your class assignment, you will complete a short series of written exercises designed to help solidify your new knowledge .


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Jason makes learning music theory easy by breaking it down to simple doable steps. As a beginner of music theory, I found myself guided through every step necessary for understanding scales. I also really appreciated the helpful documents provided in the project section. I'm only self-taught in piano, so am soaking up all the info and will revisit often to practice as well. He bases his class on actionable steps, in that you learn by doing and follow what he is teaching with practice.

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