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The Making Of...

Learn the concepts and techniques used in creation of a variety of real scores!

In this course, we will take a look inside the scores for various pieces of music, to gain an understanding of what makes them tick and how we can use these ideas in our own music. Each lesson will focus on a different composition, representing a variety of composers and genres, and each will have its own story to tell and concepts to teach.

Studying the works of others is one of the best ways to learn, and Marc Sabatella has the right combination of experience in classical music, jazz, and popular music, as well as a unique perspective of his own to share.

We anticipate getting started this fall, and will be adding other courses as well. Enroll now for free to be informed about updates!


Your Instructor


Marc Sabatella
Marc Sabatella

Colorado-based musician Marc Sabatella is Director of Education for MuseScore. A long-time contributor to the project, he is one of the developers of the software and the author of the comprehensive resource Mastering MuseScore, offered as an online course, a paperback available in both English and French, and a Kindle edition. He has been been a pioneer in online teaching since the dawn of the world wide web, and his Jazz Improvisation Primer was one of the very first music education sites ever to appear on the Internet.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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