PUNKADEMIC Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Parts 13, 14, & 15 TUTORIAL

PUNKADEMIC Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Parts 13, 14, & 15 TUTORIAL

PUNKADEMIC Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Parts 13, 14, & 15 TUTORIAL

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

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.

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and level up. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent – this class is perfect for you.

For years I’ve been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I’m making for Udemy 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 the 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.

This class is a combined class, and includes all of parts 13, 14, and 15.

In this class, we will cover:

  • Modulation and Tonicization
  • Rules for Modulation
  • Using Pivot Chords
  • Analyzing Mozart
  • Modulating to V using Pivot Chords
  • Modulating to the Relative Major Using Pivot Chords
  • Pivoting from I to IV
  • Pivoting from i to v
  • Rules of Pivoting
  • Direct Modulations
  • Abrupt Modulations
  • Analyzing Bach
  • Modulations by Secondary Dominant
  • Modulation Challenge
  • Mary Had a Little Modulation
  • New Developments in Form
  • Binary Form
  • Rounded Binary Form
  • Binary Form in a Minor Key
  • Phrasing in Binary Form
  • Balanced Binary Form
  • Simple Ternary Form
  • Composite Ternary Form
  • Baroque Era Contrapuntal Devices
  • The Subject
  • Fortspinnung
  • Compound Melody
  • Step Progressions
  • Analyzing the Subject
  • Real and Tonal Answers
  • The Countersubject
  • Invertable Counterpoint
  • Double and Triple Counterpoint
  • Exposition Analysis
  • The Episode
  • Analyzing the Episode
  • Graphing a Fugue
  • Double and Triple Fugues
  • Stretto
  • Inversion
  • Augmentation
  • Diminution
  • Canon
  • Why do we care about Fugues?
  • Mode Mixture
  • 4-Voice Harmony in Mixture Settings
  • Modification to Earlier Rules
  • Solfege in Chromatic Settings
  • The Chromatic Pre-Dominant Chords
  • The Neapolitan Six Chord
  • Analysis: Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  • Analysis: Piano Sonata in D Major (Mozart)
  • Italian Augmented 6th Chords
  • French Augmented 6th Chords
  • German Augmented 6th Chords
  • Resolutions to Augmented 6th Chords
  • Analysis: Mozart String Quartet
  • How to Study for Music Theory Placement Tests
  • …and much, much more!

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this.

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences – not just academic theory.

Please click the “Take This Course” button so you can launch your music career today.

What you’ll learn

  • Master college-level Music Theory Class
  • Compose music in the style of the great composers
  • Create more emotional music using suspensions, resolutions, and non-chord tones effectively
  • Pitches and Pitch Classes
  • The keyboard layout
  • The 2 main clefs
  • Reading Rhythms
  • The main musical symbols you find in scores
  • The 4 main scale patterns
  • The 3 notes in any chord (and how to find them!)
  • Analysis projects of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and some modern music as well!
  • How 7th chords work
  • Secondary Dominants
  • Neapolitan Chords
  • French Augmented Six Chords
  • German Augmented Six Chords
  • Italian Augmented Six Chords
  • And much, much, more!


  • Students should be enthusiastic about music, but do not need to be producers or musicians. No prior experience is needed in music – All are welcome!
  • Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 1 through 12 will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
  • This courses assumes students know the basics of how to read music. (Those who can not identify notes in treble clef should start with Music Theory Comprehensive Part 1)


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