Get Fluent in Musical Language

And understand how music theory works in practice.

I’m here to show you that music theory will boost your playing skills, and it doesn’t have to be boring.

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Why Learn Music Theory?

When you understand the language, you’ll identify patterns and become fluent in your reading.

Right now, playing accurately and sight reading are probably challenging because you read each note individually. Try reading the sentence below.

Ki lltw obir dsw itho nes tone

I bet you read it like a child learning to read. Now read the following sentence

Kill two birds with one stone

Easy ^^ right? That’s because your brain can immediately see the pattern.

Reading music notation is the same. And when you amplify this to harmony and musical form, memory recall becomes instantaneous, making playing music much easier.

Understanding the language of music creates a deeper appreciation regardless of the style of music you play and gives you a musical voice.

✨ Introducing Music Theory in Practice Level 2✨

This course is designed for adults who want to learn how to apply music theory in a way that helps them play music better.

So often, theory classes and books supply you with knowledge but don’t cover how that works in practice. So it doesn’t help you play music better.

This course is different!

Meet your Theory Coach

Fiona Berry
BMus (Hons), L.R.S.M, L.T.C.L, L.L.C.M

I’m Fiona, a music examiner for Trinity College London and an international adjudicator.

I have a degree in musical performance from Huddersfield University, and I’m a Licentiate member of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity College London, and the London College of Music. I’m also the author of Play Music Better.

As an experienced teacher of adults, you will receive expert tuition in theory in a meaningful way to the music you are practising.

Is this course right for you?

Level 2- Gaining Proficiency is suitable for:

Adults who are already familiar with the following:

✅ Enharmonic equivalents, Treble and Bass clef, Tones and Semitones

✅ Major and minor scale patterns, and technical names of notes.

✅ How to work out the key of a piece

✅ Primary chords and a basic understanding of the Circle of 5ths.

If you understand all of the above, ^^ then keep reading, but if not, I’d recommend starting with the Basic Essentials Level of this course.

You’ll Learn:

🎼 How to read ledger lines and write notes at the same pitch but in different clefs.

🎵Compound time and how to count rhythms accurately. 

😀The four basic types of chords and their effect on a musical phrase. I’ll also cover how to realise chords from their symbols and Roman numerals.

🎶 Secondary chords and the five types of seventh chords. You’ll learn how to write them in harmonic progressions and the effect they create within a phrase.

🎹 How to qualify intervals and understand chord inversions.

🎶 Voices in score and how to arrange a short score into an open score and vice versa. We’ll apply this knowledge to get started with transcribing and arranging music.

🎵 Cadences and common chord progressions.

🎶 Patterns in music such as retrograde, inversion, sequence and many more.

Yes! This Course is just what I need.

Here’s what’s included

🤩 10 Video lessons and workbooks which you can access immediately. The lessons are available in video and written format. You are welcome to go at your own pace and review the material as often as you require.

🎥 You can learn in bite-size and quickly revisit any part of a lesson by using the chapters on each video.

📖 An interactive workbook for each lesson, so there is no need to print this resource. These include written exercises and tasks to practice on your musical instrument so that you can apply the theory to help you play music better.

🎉 Lots of practice questions and exercises.

🔎 A super search function that will answer any questions about the course as you go along.

💁🏻‍♀️The opportunity to get feedback from Fiona on your arrangements and transcriptions.

✅ Lifetime access to the course

🏅 Certificate of completion

Gaining Proficiency Music Theory in Practice


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Take a look at the topics covered in each lesson

Lesson 1 – Learn effective note reading tips to gain a better knowledge of ledger lines, and how notes can be written at the same pitch but in different clefs.

Lesson 2 – Learn to understand and play rhythms in compound time signatures, such as 6/8, 9/8, and 12/8, to enhance your musical playing and interpretation.

Lesson 3 – Learn the essential skills of transcribing choral scores, including transposition, stem direction, and note placement, to ensure accurate and professional music arrangements.

Lesson 4 – In this lesson, you will gain a deep understanding of intervals and how to calculate them accurately. You’ll also see how intervals can help you identify what position chords are written in and improve your sight reading.

Lesson 5 – Discover the fundamental elements of chords, chord inversions, and common chord progressions, to better understand harmony and make learning new pieces easier.

Lesson 6 – Learn about the different types of cadences in music and how they create a sense of arrival and finality within a piece.

Lesson 7 – Discover the use of chord symbols in popular and jazz music, and how to experiment with the notes of a chord to create different rhythms and harmonic movement.

Lesson 8 – Learn about the importance of chord progressions and how they create different moods in music. The lesson takes a closer look at common chord progressions, as well as the use of passing notes and harmonic rhythm to add interest and mood to a piece of music.

Lesson 9 – In this lesson, you will learn about the fundamental role of seventh chords in music, including their different types and how they are used to create tension and resolution in chord progressions.

Lesson 10 – Learn key concepts of musical composition, including sequence, similar motion, parallel motion, contrary motion, Alberti bass, repetition, imitation, syncopation, ornaments, augmentation, inversion, retrograde, and how to develop a motive or theme throughout a piece.

✨How this course works✨

You get instant access to the lessons and can work through the content at your own pace.

Each video lesson lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.

You can quickly revisit material by using the chapters on the videos.

All videos have completely searchable transcripts.

Reinforce what you’ve learned with the Workbooks and Practice Questions.

Every lesson has an accompanying workbook, so I’ve got you covered if you prefer to read and learn.

There’s no need to print the workbooks. You can easily save them to Google Drive and type your answers in the boxes.

The workbooks contain written and practical exercises to help you understand how the theory works in practice.

🌟Don’t let the technology stop you from coming on board

Technology can be challenging, so I’m providing you with a step-by-step guide to using Google Drive.

  • Easy to follow
  • You’ll learn how to set up your Google account if you don’t have one.
  • Find your workbooks easily again in the future by learning how to save them in a folder in your Google Drive.
  • Save yourself the expense of printing as you’ll get step-by-step instructions on how to use the workbooks interactively.

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Let’s Recap

🤩 10 Video lessons with chapters for accessible learning

🎵📗 An interactive workbook to accompany every lesson

🎉 Lots of practice questions and quizzes

🙋‍♀️ Get your questions answered and interact with other participants on the forum.

🎖️ A certificate of completion

👩‍🎓 A teacher who is highly qualified and experienced in music

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing