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ASC presents Music Theory 101

Atlanta Songwriters Club presents Music Theory 101. Hosted by Will Mitchell, this session will be covering the basics of music theory — so if you have never taken a theory class, this is the one for you!

$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

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Here it is, our first Music Theory for Songwriters Class happening on Tuesday, October 28th.

Like usual, we will start at 8PM and it will cost $3 at the door. I expect the class to last about 2 hours and I'll stick around for another hour to answer specific questions.

I will be covering the basics of music theory, so if you have never taken a theory class - this is the one for you.

Here's a glimpse of what I will be covering :

  • What are notes and how do they work in music? 
  • What are sharps and flats? 
  • What is a musical "scale"? 
  • How to build a major scale using a simple formula. 
  • What are chords? 
  • The chords related to a major scale. 
  • What is a major chord? What is a minor chord? 
  • Assigning numbers to chords. 
  • The chords available to you for diatonic songwriting.

I will be teaching the class as it relates to guitar and piano. If you have a guitar, bring it along so you can play the scales and chords. If you have a relatively small keyboard, you can bring that as well. Also, a phone or tablet with a piano app will work for our basic purposes. I'll encourage people to share as well. Please bring paper and a writing utensil to take notes with.

I'll be moving nice and slow so everyone will be on the same page.


Atlanta Songwriters Club presents Music Theory 101 ✦ Doors @ 7:30pm ✦ $3 Door Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA