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On this page you will find free music theory lessons, as well as a blog with insights about music and music theory from all kinds of artists. The community page is updated weekly, so be sure to visit regularly to keep learning!

Music Theory Lessons

Non-Diatonic Chords

Learn how to incorporate non-diatonic chords. Victor Wooten said it best – notes that are not naturally found in a key can be used to make the notes that are in the key sound better.

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Harmonic Function

Musicians are storytellers. Understanding harmonic functions of chords helps you to write meaningful chord progressions, ultimately allowing greater musical freedom.

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Chord Progressions

How do you write and play chord progressions? Let's look at notation, finding the diatonic chords for major and minor keys and some examples of chord progressions.

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Chord Theory

Learn how to major and minor triads are created and how to integrate them into your playing. Tip: use the Wheel of Fifths to quickly see which notes are in any major or minor triad.

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The Major and Minor Scale (2)

This lesson discusses another way to create scales – by counting the number of sharps and flats in a key. This can easily be done using the Wheel of Fifths Songwriting Tool.

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The Major and Minor Scale (1)

Learn how to quickly create major and minor scales in any key by using one of the most common ways to create major and minor scales – the interval scale pattern approach.

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Let's look at intervals in more detail. Intervals refer to the difference in pitch between notes and are used to explain many concepts in music theory – from chords to scales.

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Music Blog

The Creative Act: A Way of Being

How would it be if you could see the world again for the first time? Rico Weeland reviews Rick Rubin's philosophical book called 'The Creative Act: A Way of Being' about art and life.

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The Power of Music

How is art defined, what is the purpose of the artist and how do you find your own voice? Let's discuss these questions. The answer can be found by looking at your musical inspirations.

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Achieving Musical Freedom

A great artist once observed that it takes five years of study and practice to learn how to paint, but it takes a lifetime of study and practice to paint like a child. The same thing applies to music.

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Creativity by Rico Weeland

In our first guest blog, Rico Weeland shares his views on being creative as an artist, which applies to all arts – whether you are a singer, a guitar player, a painter or a magician.

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Using the Wheel of Fifths

Learn how to use the Wheel of Fifths to write your own songs. Are you ready to integrate theory into your playing? The Wheel of Fifths is available for purchase globally in our shop.

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Music Theory and Emotion

How do you balance music theory and emotion? It is a bit of a trick question, as there is no music without emotion. Yet, how much theory do you need to know to create meaningful music?

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Learn, Practice and Play

Some thoughts about the importance of learning, practicing and playing. It really is a vicious circle – you learn to practice and to play, yet playing makes you eager to learn more.

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The Wheel of Fifths Community Platform

In the coming months the official Wheel of Fifths Community Platform will be developed.

The Wheel of Fifths Community Platform is a place for:
• Comprehensive video lessons and tutorials

• In-depth music theory workshops
• Interactive live streams with artists
• Chatting with like-minded musicians

• Early access to new products and courses

• Exclusive giveaways and promotions