Music Theory (27)

Songwriting Techniques with Chords

Songwriting Techniques with Chords

with Julian Velard
In this course, musician Julian Velard demonstrates the many ways to write songs with chords, and how altering those chords can add excitement and depth to your music. Julian shows how to harmonize a melody with chords, form an entire song using chords, and use chord extensions as melody notes to create a more complex melody.
Learning Music Notation

Learning Music Notation

with Rick Schmunk
Learn music notation. Find out how to notate pitch, duration, time signature, scale, rhythm, and chord progressions and produce easy-to-read sheet music that clearly expresses your musical ideas.
Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 2 Soloing Ideas and Kickoffs

Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 2 Soloing Ideas and Kickoffs

with Mike Marshall
Learn how to play the mandolin. Get practice exercises to stay motivated, increase your speed and dexterity, and build your repertoire of solo and kickoff material.
Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 3 Simplifying Difficult Tunes

Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 3 Simplifying Difficult Tunes

with Mike Marshall
Learn how to break down popular but challenging songs like "Ride the Wild Turkey" and build your speed, dexterity, and ability to improvise, in these intermediate mandolin lessons.
Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 4 Favorite Advanced Tunes

Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 4 Favorite Advanced Tunes

with Mike Marshall
Instructor and master mandolin player Mike Marshall introduces his favorite advanced tunes. He breaks down classics like "Silent Night" and "Auld Lang Syne" and then offers some variations that will keep the tunes fresh for years to come.
Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 1 Fundamentals

Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 1 Fundamentals

with Mike Marshall
Learn the fundamentals of bluegrass, classical, and Brazilian mandolin. Learn basics such as holding and tuning a mandolin, positioning your hands and fingers, and playing simple chords.
Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka: 1 Fundamentals

Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka: 1 Fundamentals

with Tony Trischka
Learn how to play banjo with award-winning banjo player and teacher Tony Trischka. Part 1 covers fundamentals like holding and tuning a banjo, reading music, and basic finger picking.
Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka: 4 Improvisation and Melodic Styles

Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka: 4 Improvisation and Melodic Styles

with Tony Trischka
Learn how to play banjo with award-winning banjo player and teacher Tony Trischka. Part 4 is an advanced course designed to teach melodic-style scale patterns, single-string scales, and alternating thumb roll techniques.
Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka: 2 Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs

Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka: 2 Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs

with Tony Trischka
Learn how to play banjo with award-winning banjo player and teacher Tony Trischka. Part 2 helps you achieve a more professional sound, play with increased speed and mastery, and incorporate hammer-ons and pull-offs into your practice.
Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka: 3 Playing Songs

Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka: 3 Playing Songs

with Tony Trischka
Learn how to play banjo with award-winning banjo player and teacher Tony Trischka. Part 3 teaches advanced skills for improving your repertoire, changing key, and playing backup.
Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva: 3 Expanding Your Range

Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva: 3 Expanding Your Range

with Jeannie Deva
Learn how to sing more challenging and dynamic songs by expanding your range and precision. Part 3 of the Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva series introduces exercises to free your voice and eliminate register breaks.
Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva: 4 Singing Embellishments

Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva: 4 Singing Embellishments

with Jeannie Deva
Learn how to sing better by stylizing your vocal lines to fit your personality. Part 4 of the Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva series covers popular embellishments for pop, country, jazz, and R&B.
Beginning Acoustic Guitar

Beginning Acoustic Guitar

with Jared Meeker
Learn how to play guitar at your own pace. These easy-to-follow videos feature examples in TAB and standard music notation, and hands-on instruction by guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker.
Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva: 1 Warm Ups and Cool Downs

Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva: 1 Warm Ups and Cool Downs

with Jeannie Deva
Learn how to sing, with one-on-one lessons from top voice coach Jeannie Deva. Part 1 covers warm-up and cool-down exercises to reduce vocal tension, improve range and resonance, and protect your vocal health.
Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva: 2 Singing Songs Better

Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva: 2 Singing Songs Better

with Jeannie Deva
Learn how to sing—and sing better—with these breathing, pitch, and phrasing exercises, designed by top vocal coach Jeannie Deva, in part 2 of the Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva series.