Scales, Chords and Modes, demystified! While it’s true that we can know theory inside and out and still not be able to write our way out of a paper bag, if we’re armed with the compositional principles I’ve discussed in other courses, knowledge of theory can be a powerful way to improve our writing, and recognize patterns in others’ work as well. It’s a huge subject, but after this course, you will “get it,” be well on your way, and feel confident and clear about music in a way you haven’t before – promise! It’s a bit like learning how magic tricks are done; it’s fun, so don’t miss it!