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This 6-week online course picks up where "Building Blocks: Scales and Intervals" leaves off. In it you'll learn about chords and chord progressions within Western classical, jazz, and popular music.


This course is open to students aged 13 and up who are interested in learning about chords, chord progressions, and how they operate within a piece of music or pop song. Adult beginners are welcome and encouraged!


This course is currently being offered as a series of 6 60-minute, one-on-one lessons held over Zoom.


Topics include:

  • What is a chord?
  • What makes a chord major or minor?
  • How do I know which chords go well together?
  • How do I read chord symbols?
  • What is a chord progression and how do I make one?
  • What is voice leading?
  • What are 7th chords?
  • Are there other types of chords?

This course is for students who can read music and have an understanding of major scales, minor scales, and intervals. If you don't already possess this knowledge I recommend you take "Foundations: Music Literacy" and "Building Blocks: Scales and Intervals" first.


If you have any questions about whether this course is right for you please don't hesitate to contact me before registering. I offer a free 20-minute consultation call in which we can clarify your interests and current level and figure out which course would best suit your needs.

Progressions: Chords and Harmony

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