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The Contemporary Music Course:
‘The Contemporary Music Course’ is a high quality online music course for beginners to advanced level students. You don't need any previous qualifications. Students can join or leave wherever they need to. You'll have instant access for a year, to 130 lessons that stream instantly from the net, on your computer, iPad or iPhone.

“I would like everyone, everywhere, to have the opportunity of a quality musical education. For too long, music has only been available to those who can afford the fees and take the time, to study it. But everyone can afford this course, take their time and take just what they want from it, without de-railing their lives. If you complete ‘The Contemporary Music Course’ you’ll have taken major steps to be in control of your music whatever style it is, without leaving home!”
- Clive Cockburn, tutor.

Courses / Programs:

Photo of Online Music Composing & Arranging CourseThe Contemporary Music Course will give you a thorough musical knowledge.

Free two day trial!!! If you are interested let us know via the form on our Contact Page and we'll get you up and running. (No strings attached!)

First you learn how to read and write music - essential for writing any sort of music – pop, rock, jazz or orchestral. We learn how to write for guitar and drums, study chords and harmony, and then how to write these chords for a band or orchestra - brass, strings and woodwinds.

These instruments only play one note at a time and need every one of them written. Finally, there is a very compressed course on counterpoint. We must know this to keep movement in the music but don't want a rhythm section. It's a great knowledge to have.

Subjects include:
- The Language of Music 
- Writing for Drums
- Chords and Harmony
- Writing for Guitar
- Voicings / Arranging 1
- Two Part Harmony and Counterpoint

Testimonials:

"I think your website is awesome. It really gives you the feeling of being in a music school"
Valerie Crawford, student, USA

'I love the way you've explained some of your theory - very clear and concise. Working my way through your material. Thanks for taking the time - it's an amazing resource.'
Jon Bowen
- Assistant Principal 
HOD Performing Arts and Music, St Peters College N.Z.

Just at this point I discovered your Course - Geronimo!!!!!!  perfect timing and perfect content!!!!!!   I spent four hours on it last night immediately and it is completely brilliant. The guitar and drum sections are a complete gift.  Thank you so much.  But it is all explained so clearly and simply.
The best thing is the boost finding your course has given me and I am moving from the fear into the enjoyment which I have been searching for.

Kris Yarborough, student, U.K.

Review by Barry Walmsley - Past President and current Vice-President of the Music Teachers Association of NSW, Australia.

Online delivery of theory courses seems to be the way of the future. The Contemporary Music Course- is one such product I would highly recommend. This is a comprehensive online course for beginners through to advanced level students.

From the opening introduction, the presenter makes the whole process sound incredibly easy. The beauty of such a delivery is that students can view the instruction video time and time again, replaying concepts that need greater consolidation. Own pace tuition is a real bonus for students.

It is multi-level and sequential, easy to navigate and visually appealing. As one moves through the course, the concepts naturally become more challenging, until very advanced concepts of jazz harmony are reached.

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Address: 3/5 Augustus Tce, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-05-21 were from:

USA; Farnborough, UK / GB; Seattle / WA / USA, USA; and more.
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‘The Contemporary Music Course’ is an attractively presented high quality online music course for beginners, songwriters and arrangers. No previous qualifications are required. You'll have instant access for a year, to 130 lessons that stream instantly from the net to your computer, iPad or iPhone.

Free two day trial!!! If you are interested let us know via the form on our Contact Page.

I haven't seen anything like this style of presentation on the internet. Apart from private students globally it is being used as a college teaching resource in NZ and Australia.

Student Testimonials:

"I think your website is awesome. It really gives you the feeling of being in a music school" Valerie Crawford, student - USA

When I discovered your course - Geronimo!!!!!! Perfect timing and perfect content!!!!!! I spent four hours on it last night immediately and it is completely brilliant. The guitar and drum sections are a complete gift. Thank you so much. But it is all explained so clearly and simply. The best thing is the boost finding your course has given me and I am moving from the fear into the enjoyment which I have been searching for. Kris Yarborough Student - U.K.
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