College Music Theory

This course is “5-Star Certified” by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Fundamentals Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to dive into music!  Whether you are a beginning musician, an active musician, or an aspiring musician – this class is perfect for you.

For years I’ve been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes use the same syllabus I’ve used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory – and cost shouldn’t be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you’ve tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out – this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a “Mover and a Shaker,” and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I’ll back to it as fast as possible – always within 24 hours.

By registering for this class, you get all of the following:

  • 898 (and counting!) high-quality videos
  • Unrestricted access to all class videos
  • 43 Worksheets with answer keys
  • 40 Analysis projects with score PDF files
  • 21 MuseScore and PDF Score files to follow along with
  • Listening Lists for recommended music to study.
  • External resources and analysis projects

How to Use This Course

Each lesson has up to 10 topics that should be fully understood before continuing on. Every lesson builds off the previous, so it is important to re-watch a lesson if you don’t fully understand it. Re-watching videos is not only allowed, but highly encouraged.

We recommend pacing yourself to try to finish one lesson per week, but don’t be afraid to slow down if you need to. Learning music theory can be hard, and it can take some time. Luckily, you can ask questions from the teacher whenever you want!

Explore Some of the Lessons

Course Content

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Part 1: The Symbols of Music
Part 2: Chords, Scales, & Keys
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