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Orchestration Masterclasses

Orchestration of an Epic Heoric Cue

Compose your music with a large vocabulary of chords. Create awesome drives in your music, leading your audience to the climax of your musical work like it was the most satisfying moment of their lives.

Become a master of harmony by understanding all its basics, but also the general principles that led to the establishment of the different theoretical rules.

Acquire the harmonic knowledge and reflexes :

       -         to allow you to find the exact harmonic progression you are looking for;

       -         to lead you to fast, efficient and varied ways to harmonize your music.

What is awesome about mastering harmony is that not only will you be able to create drive to your music and have an extended harmonic vocabulary, but you will also be able to enhance the drama of your music.

How does it work?

What will you learn in Tonal Harmony Mastery?

This course includes about 17 sessions discussing different topics of harmony. For each sessions, you will have assignments to practice.

- Scales, intervals, chords, inversions

- Voice leading

- Figured bass

Session 1: Basics of music theory

- Major and minor modes

- Mixed mode

- Tonal structure

Session 2: Basics of tonal structure

- Nonharmonic tones

- Six-Four Chord

- Dominant seventh chords

Session 3: Harmonic vocabulary 1

-Diminished fifth

- Points of closure

- Harmonic drive

- Harmonic rhythm

Session 4: Harmonic direction

- Harmonization of a bass

- Different harmonic sequences

- Harmonic sequence in the language

- Voice leading in harmonic sequences

Session 5: Sequences

- Secondary dominant

- Neapolitan sixth

- Augmented fifth

Session 6: Harmonic vocabulary 2

- Augmented sixth

- Composing a good bass

- Relation between the bass and the soprano

- How to harmonize a melody

Session 7: Harmonization of a melody

- How to create expectations

- How to create tension

- How to create surprise

Session 8: Expectations

- Non dominant seventh

- Dominant ninth

- Diminished seventh

Session 9: Harmonic vocabulary 3

- Non dominant ninth

- Eleventh and tirteenth

- How to manage harmony in different textures

Session 10: Textures


- How to modulate to close tonalities

- Pivot chords

- Modulation by steps

Session 11: Modulations 1

- How harmony influences the perception of emotions in music

Session 12: Harmony and emotions

- Juxtaposition

- Pivot tone

- How to modulate to distant tonalities

Session 13: Modulations 2 

- Enharmony

- Modulating sequences

- Different usual modes

- Modes colour

- Cadences and direction

Session 14 - 15: Basics of modal harmony

-Voice leading

- Choices of chords

- Theoretical basics

- Voice leading

- Chords colour and affects

Session 16-17: Basics of chromatic mediant chords

- How to use chromatic mediant chords in a musical context

Live sessions

Every week, a live session will be scheduled.

Once every two weeks, will be an actual course, the other week will be a free session where we gather to answer questions or to discuss harmony or other musical disciplines.

It will allow us to get to know each other and makes the experience more alive even though it is an online course.

All courses will be recorded and you will be able to watch them later, should you be unable to attend the session.

Constant support


To ensure a high quality support between sessions, you will be invited to join a Private Facebook group made of motivated composers engaged in deepening their understanding of music.

You can use it to

- Discuss with other composers like you, facing the same situation, struggles etc.

- Ask advices to other composers on any topics;

- Ask questions on any topics related to music, production or career management;

- Ask feedback on your music;

- Create long lasting relationship with other awesome composers like you.

What distinguishes us from competiton?

Compared to competition, I offer an