This mini course is included in Cinematic Music Creation!

If you've already purchased my flagship course Cinematic Music Creation, Music Theory for Composers is already included in the course!

I've made this mini course available on its own if you're only interested in learning about music theory. For a more in-depth look at the entire composing process, including arranging, orchestration, and mixing/mastering, check out Cinematic Music Creation!

Music Theory Fundamentals

Discover the concepts and tools that will make composing and analyzing music become your second language.

Do you play an instrument?


As musicians and composers, most of us dedicate ourselves to learning a particular instrument that we can play comfortably and lay our ideas down on.

There's also something to be said for writing music by ear. It's an impressive skill, and is mainly developed by listening to lots of music over the course of a few years.

The issue arises however, when we become stuck for ideas, or can't seem to understand why certain music devices work and others don't. 

Wouldn't it be freeing to know exactly how the music you love and listen to on a daily basis really works?

Music theory is a wonderful language.


From putting pitches together to form scales and chords, to creating our own sets of chord progressions and using modes for additional colour, the possibilities that come with understanding what makes music work are vast.

Questions you might ask yourself are: why does this particular song sound the way it does? What kind of textures are being used here to create this sound? How do I create an emotional response in my music, for my listeners?

If you're ready to make music with purpose and direction, I'm ready to help you.

Music Theory Fundamentals

Discover the concepts and tools that will make composing and analyzing music become your second language.

Chris L, composer & musician

Music Theory for Composers contains:

  1. Pitch, Steps, & Rhythm - the building blocks of Western music
  2. Scales - Putting our pitches into practice through organizing half and whole steps
  3. Intervals - the distance between any 2 notes can generate emotions from a melancholic touch to a grandiose hurrah.
  4. Chords - what you need to know to produce colourful textures in your music
  5. The Circle of Fifths - a very effective way to associate keys with their key signatures, and 2 shortcuts to speed up the learning process
  6. Harmony Basics - scales and chords work together to produce beautiful results. Understanding harmony is essential to building effective chord progressions
  7. 5 Secrets to Interesting Chord Progressions - intermediate to advanced techniques sure to add an unexpected twist to your harmony
  8. Voice Leading - what smooth voice leading is all about, and how you should approach it
  9. Counterpoint - defined as 2 harmonically related melodic lines moving independently, we'll cover how you should develop your inner ear and write smoother lines
  10. Form and Structure - an overview of older and newer musical forms that you must be aware of
  11. Modulation - 3 of my favourite methods to transition from one key to another, smoothly or suddenly
  12. Modes - what they are, and how to use them to enhance musical colour
By the time you reach the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand exactly how scales and chords work together to create beautiful chord progressions
  • Know exactly how many sharps and flats each key contains using the Circle of Fifths
  • Learn about secondary dominants, tritone substitutions, and other ways to enhance your chord progressions
  • Apply smooth voice leading and counterpoint for flowing melodies and orchestrations
  • Have 3 new modulation methods under your belt for any scenario
  • And much more!

On top of that, I've got a bonus for you...

As a bonus, you'll also receive my video module on sample libraries, software and hardware I recommend for anyone to get started in orchestral composition! It normally sells for $50, but it's included in your copy of Music Theory for Composers, absolutely free.

So just to recap, here's what you'll receive when you purchase today:

  • Nearly 4 hours of music theory training, made simple
  • Crystal clear explanations about harmony, scales, and chord progressions for you to apply instantly
  • The importance of smooth voice leading and counterpoint in arrangements
  • Have an exact structure to follow every time you write a new piece of music
  • How I modulate between keys easily, and an introduction to modes
  • A bonus video module on my favourite sample libraries, and essential hardware to get started

I look forward to seeing you on the inside! 
As a seasoned composer, arranger and orchestrator, it's a pleasure taking Christopher's course. Presented in a gentle, easy-going style, one can grasp and understand the material presented quickly as a result. From the beginner, to the novice, hobbyist, semi-pro and even the pro; this course is highly recommended for anyone who desires to learn, or even re-learn, the many aspects of music creation.

- Phillip A. (award-winning composer, conductor, & producer) 

So how much does this course cost?


Traditional music programs at university can cost over $8,000/year, as mine did! Online courses are another option, but I've seen some being sold at $3,000 apiece
Private lessons and coaching can run you upwards of $150/hour, which I've had when going through my musical studies, so those don't come cheap either.
I want to make this course as affordable for you as possible, so when you join today you'll have access to all the material for one payment of $97! 


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Don't's 100% risk free.


I’ve packed a lot into this course because not only do I want you to create the music that I know you can make, but I want to guarantee that you don’t fail.

And to make it a no-brainer deal for you I’m giving you a 60 day 100% money-back guarantee with your purchase today.

That’s right: Go through the course, follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don’t love it in the first 60 days of your purchase, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

If this course doesn’t work for you, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. 

Imagine a year from today...

I’d like to ask you: what would it do for you to know exactly what you're doing while you compose, trusting in your inner ear and allowing the theory you've learned to guide the process?

If you ever become stuck, you'll know the exact tools you need to jumpstart your ideas, and let the creative juices flow. How much of a difference would that make in your life 3 months from now, 6 months from now, a year from now? Would it be worth it to you?

That's what I want for you. And that's exactly what I show you inside Music Theory for Composers!

You can do this. Join me inside today and let me show you how to write the best music I know you can make.

See you on the inside.

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