Introduction to Music Theory Class


Introduction to Music Theory Class

from 89.00

Instructor: Brendan Hannigan

Ever wondered why certain chords sound good together or how two musicians know how to play in the same key? Have you learned a few basic chords and scales and you’re ready to take your playing and songwriting to the next level? This practical introductory music theory course will give you everything you need to start truly understanding your favorite styles of music—how they’re put together, how they work, and how you can “do it yourself”. We’ll learn how to use a few simple, easy rules to:

—Build scales, chords, and chord progressions

—Analyze your favorite songs

—Communicate effectively with other musicians

All instruments welcome!

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Brendan Hannigan graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in music, and has worked as a professional musician in a wide variety of venues and capacities since 2005. Among others, he has studied with jazz guitarist Alan Joseph, classical guitarist Dale Miller, jazz saxophonist Ricky Sweum, and David Zuercher. Upon graduation in 2014, he was awarded the Outstanding Music Student award by the music department faculty. Brendan has performed in a wide variety of venues throughout the Front Range and Southern California as a jazz saxophonist; a lead guitarist in blues/rock bands; a classical/jazz guitarist for weddings, parties, and events; a trumpet player in jazz and symphonic contexts; and a solo singer/songwriter. In addition to his extensive experience in live performance, he has written, recorded, and produced original music that can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. Brendan enjoys helping students of all ages and ability levels take the next step in their musical journey. His teaching style has been described as “laid-back, patient, and kind.”