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Music Theory 101
Music Theory 101
Get the musical foundation you need to take your skills to a higher level with this 12-week online course

Music Theory 201
Music Theory 201: Harmony and Function
Become a more effective player and writer by furthering your music theory background. Learn more complex chords, progressions, and rhythms in this 12-week online course.

Music Theory 301
Music Theory 301: Advanced Melody, Harmony, Rhythm
Prepare yourself for any future musical endeavor and gain a professional command of the mechanics of contemporary music in this advanced music theory course.

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Berklee Music Theory: Book 1

by Paul Schmeling
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Berklee Music Theory

Learn music theory based on over 40 years of music theory instruction at Berklee College of Music.

This book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn music theory, whether they already play an instrument, or are looking to expand the depth of their musical knowledge. This essential method features hands-on and "ears-on" practice exercises that help you explore the inner workings of music, presenting notes, scales and rhythms as they are heard in today's music styles. The included CD will help reinforce lessons as you begin to build a solid musical foundation.

CD with lessons and examples included

About the Author

Paul Schmeling


"If you've been looking for a basic music theory book, your search is over. Berklee Music Theory is the 'go to' volume -;clear, concise, and complete. Paul Schmeling's explanations of the fundamentals of music provide a strong foundation for the aspiring musician, and is a valuable resource for teachers as well. Berklee Music Theory effectively integrates examples with exercises and ear training. This essential volume should be required reading in music schools and universities. Highly recommended! - Andy LaVerne, Jazz Pianist, Composer, Author, Educator, Keyboard magazine contributor.

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