The Music Theory & Ear Training Masterclass provides fundamental music theory and ear training for Caribbean musicians. It targets participants who have learnt to play a musical instrument by ear, but want a formal understanding of basic music theory, as well as those who are now starting out as musicians.

At the end of this course, participants should:

1. Explain fundamental music theory concepts, without assistance.

2. Relate music theory concepts to simple melodies.

3. Create simple compositions using music theory concepts

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Course Content:

  • Recording Media DAW
  • Music Theory For DAW Musicians
  • Keyboard Techniques For Producers
  • Song Form
  • Building chord Progressions
  • Digital Audio Terms and Standards
  • Audio Processing Basics
  • Mixing and Mastering


The course is made up of the following components:

  1. Music Theory & Ear Training–  Participants will be able to access the content on-demand- at times convenient to them, via the website. Lessons typically include: Tutorial Videos and Lectures.
  2. Post-Lesson Activities- There will be a comprehensive quiz at the end of each module. Participants MUST complete ALL quizzes to earn the Certificate of Completion
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Next Start Date: This is a 6-week Structured Self-Paced Online Coarse. Next start date May 10th 2021!

Cost: $350 TTD or $55 USD for those living outside Trinidad and Tobago

Meeting Times: This Class is Fully Online. Upon sign-up, you will receive log-in details for our Virtual Classroom within 24hrs. You can access the online platform at any time that is convenient to you over the period of the course.

Hardware Requirements: Participants should have access to a reliable broadband internet service for the best experience on this course.

Software Requirements: Computers should have the latest version of the Google Chrome browser installed.

Each student that completes our training and assignments receive a Certificate of Completion from our institution. The certificate is awarded when all quizzes are completed and passed with a score of at least 50%.

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DianJen A nationally recognized Arts Education Organisation, registered with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture & the Arts in Trinidad and Tobago
Founded in 2012, DianJen (Dye-an-Jen) is a Music Industry Training, Production and Management Consulting Firm, based in Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago. The company was formed in response to the need for high quality training for stakeholders in the Caribbean Music and Entertainment Industry and to provide upcoming artists with recording and international promotional opportunities.
DianJen has a track record of excellence, working with hundreds of young persons and competently delivering several camps in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts since 2013!

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A Closer Look at What You Will Learn

  • The Staff System
  • Major and Minor Scales
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
  • The Blues Scale
  • The Modes
  • Much More

This module reveals how to apply music theory concepts in your music productions- without leaving the comfort of your DAW! Topics include:

  • Pitch
  • Key Signatures and Accidentals
  • Note Durations
  • Counting Rhythms
  • Triplets
  • Dotted Notes and Times
  • Simple Vs. Compound Time
  • Much More
  • Times signatures
  • Drawing Notes
  • Repeat Measures
  • Beams
  • Dynamics and Accidentals
  • Much More

This course covers provides an overview of various ways to structure songs. It covers:

  • Chords and Triads
  • Notation and Inversions
  • Seventh Chords
  • Thirteen Chords
  • Suspended Chords
  • Chord Progressions
  • Pedal, Ostinatos and Drones
  • Much More

This course introduces you to the tools and considerations necessary when setting up your home studio. Topics include:

  • Rhythmic Basics
  • Time and Feel
  • Rhythmic Genres
  • Complex Rhythms

This course provides training in sound recording techniques and theory. Topics include:

  • Relative Vs. Perfect Pitch
  • Half Step Vs. Whole Steps
  • Solfege
  • Tuning
  • Intervallic Recognition
  • Transcription

This course provides training in signal processing techniques. Topics include:

  • Root and Dyads
  • Triads and Seventh Chords
  • Hearing Chords and Arpeggios
  • Extensions and Altered Chords
  • Chord Progression

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When You Join Our Family You Also Get

  • All Learning Materials
  • Access to Our World Class Learning Management System
  • Monthly Music Theory Webinars
  • Special Industry Newsletters
  • Discounted Recording Packages
  • International Training Library
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This course is open to everyone with an interest in Music Production. There are no formal academic requirements for entry!

Yes! All participants completing the programme and coursework assignments receive a Certificate of Completion from DianJen.

After paying for the course you will receive log-in credentials within 24 Hrs to the Online Learning Platform

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Tuition Fees

For Trinidad & Tobago Residents

$350 TTD Full Fee
  • Full Course Tuition
  • DianJen Certificate of Completion

For Caribbean and International Residents

$55 USDFull Fee
  • Full Course Tuition
  • DianJen Certificate of Completion