Learn the Techniques of the Greatest Composers

We'll look at real music, and see how it works.

  • Learn Practical and analytical tools to get you started composing quickly.
  • We start with an overview of the fundamental concepts of composing, and how to create a simple melody using basic chords from a given chord progression.
  • From there, we’ll begin to connect how scales and chords become melody and harmony.
  • You'll have a solid foundation to begin learning the craft of composition.
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Learn the Techniques of the Greatest Composers

What Students Are Saying

  • High Quality Presentation

    Thomas Larry

    I've been searching around for online resources to help me learn more about music composition and thanks to all the free content available on YouTube and var...

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    I've been searching around for online resources to help me learn more about music composition and thanks to all the free content available on YouTube and various educational sites I've kept my purchases to a minimum. But I guess as they say, you get what you pay for! In contrast, I found your free introduction or teaser to be a surprisingly good balance of useful information for a wide variety of skill levels while still maintaining a clear and rapid path toward a comprehensive understanding. I guess what i'm trying to say is that much of what I learned for free on the internet is tastefully compressed into your teaser while also including advanced elements that I have yet to see anywhere else. Obviously I'm pretty intrigued. I just finished your introduction when this chance to review popped up. I don't know how much your course costs but judging from the intro I bet it's worth it.

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  • Mind blown.

    John Murphy

    Amazed at how a simple chord progression can be made into a lovely piano piece.

    Amazed at how a simple chord progression can be made into a lovely piano piece.

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  • Rudiments of composition course

    Naomi Sutherland

    This is the best course I've ever seen of its kind. I can't thank you enough. Everything you said spoke directly to my needs: feeling lost, disorientated and...

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    This is the best course I've ever seen of its kind. I can't thank you enough. Everything you said spoke directly to my needs: feeling lost, disorientated and unable to design a systematic method to follow to actually progress in my songwriting. Thank you so much.

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  • Fantastic

    Melody Woodham

    I've been composing for many years but this course took me back to basics and served as a reminder of the fundamental building blocks in composition. I feel ...

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    I've been composing for many years but this course took me back to basics and served as a reminder of the fundamental building blocks in composition. I feel like it has refocused my approach to composing. Jon explains everything very clearly and I'm sure I will revisit this course again in future.

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  • Title accurately lets us know what is in this section.

    Neil Nivison-Smith

    Explanations are excellent and paced well for someone who has basic understanding of tonal music, has started composing with underwhelming results, and would...

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    Explanations are excellent and paced well for someone who has basic understanding of tonal music, has started composing with underwhelming results, and would like to know how to progress.

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  • Great for Vocab

    Alan Mallows

    This course is excellent for developing vocabulary and practicing composition, but for me it falls short because there is limited opportunity for having each...

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    This course is excellent for developing vocabulary and practicing composition, but for me it falls short because there is limited opportunity for having each compositional attempt critiqued and for advice on what to do and to not do in the future, based on my work.

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  • The Vocabulary of Composition

    Roger McCormick

    Very easy to follow and learn in a step-by-step manner. This is great!

    Very easy to follow and learn in a step-by-step manner. This is great!

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  • Thank you!

    Mirjam Olsson

    Thank you so much for giving me the fundamentals I needed to get started composing!

    Thank you so much for giving me the fundamentals I needed to get started composing!

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  • The lessons are...

    Fullfill A Khongkiang

    The lessons are very easy to grasp. In a sequential order of grade, very precise and interesting.

    The lessons are very easy to grasp. In a sequential order of grade, very precise and interesting.

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  • What a improvement!

    robin pigmans

    I am really happy with the new platform, the history you added to the course also makes it a lot more interesting and understandable. You seem to really impr...

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    I am really happy with the new platform, the history you added to the course also makes it a lot more interesting and understandable. You seem to really improve, and so did I because of it!

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  • The Vocabulary of Composition

    Martin Shead

    Brilliant!

    Brilliant!

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