Music Foundations Video Tutorial – Chord Theory Part 3: Chord Voicings w/ Max Wild

In this third video of a series on advanced chord theory, Dubspot Instructor and Saxophone innovator Max Wild demonstrates how to play two types of chord voicings and their inversions to shape harmony. Learn more about music theory and the music you love from the inside out in our upcoming Music Foundations course in NY, LA, and Online. Check out the course details and enroll today!

In this third video of a series on advanced chord theory, Dubspot Music Foundations Instructor Max Wild teaches us how to transform boring and basic chords into more interesting chords that flow better musically. Expanding on what we learned in Advanced Chord Theory Part 2: Chord Extensions, Max demonstrates how to play two types of chord voicings and their inversions to shape harmony. Max also shows us how to combine the two types of voicings to move between the chords much easier and compares the two approaches to playing these chords.

Also, check out part 1 and 2 in the series on Advanced Chord Theory

Music Foundations Video Tutorial – Chord Theory Part 1: Chord Inversions w/ Max Wild

Music Foundations Video Tutorial – Chord Theory Part 2: Chord Extensions w/ Max Wild


About Max Wild

Electronic Music Production Instructor

Saxophone innovator and producer Max Wild has been a forerunner on the Afro-jazz scene in New York since commanding international attention with his ObliqSound release Tamba, which features Zimbabwean vocalists Chiwoniso and the late Sam Mtukudzi, as well as Wild’s all-star band from New York. Raised in Zimbabwe by German parents, and later moving to Berlin, London, and then New York, Wild was exposed to a broad spectrum of music from an early age. With credentials that range from performing with Grammy-nominated jazz tenorist Mark Turner to recording with Afropop icon Oliver Mtukudzi, Wild started producing music as well as incorporating electronic elements into his live performances using Ableton Live. He has performed at major jazz and world music venues and festivals around the world such as Nuits d’Afrique Montreal, Celebrate Brooklyn New York, Harare International Festival of the Arts Zimbabwe, Maalmakula Festival Estonia, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club London UK, House on Fire Swaziland, and Music Meeting Holland.

Wild is an accomplished educator and teaches music theory and ear-training at Manhattan School of Music Precollege as well as giving music workshops around the world. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from London’s Guildhall School of Music and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music. In April 2012 he was recruited by Dubspot to teach Music Foundations.

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Music Foundations

The best producers, DJs, and musicians in the world strive to be well-rounded. So should you. In Dubspot’s Music Foundations Program, you’ll explore three major aspects of music: rhythmic theory, melodic theory, and critical listening.

Unravel electronic music’s origins, build your chops, learn musical language and theory, and make and play music the way you want.

What’s Included:

  • Music Foundations Level 1: Pads & Rhythmic Theory
  • Music Foundations Level 2: Keys & Melodic Theory
  • Music Foundations Level 3: Critical Listening

“This course exceeded my expectations. I went through everything I needed to have a solid knowledge of basic music theory.” – Jonathan Crespo, Miami

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