popMATICS channels

Join a community of creatives working through the popMATICS curriculum who value learning, sharing, growing, and maintaining a supportive environment for others to do the same. A channels subscription provides access to 50+ live programs each month. Members can tune in to any class—to engage or observe.



THE GUIDE


SUNNY'S PLACE

Sunny's Place is where you'll meet to receive your campus tour! We'll cover the perks of being a member, share the vibe, discuss class etiquette, and introduce you to our fabulous studio mascot, Sunny Sunshine!




UNITS

popMATICS 101: STAGE ONE

Your quest begins with a collection of landmarks and creative activities that prioritize the recognition of shapes, patterns, and sounds. Ride the Wave, build a Campfire, meet Tie-Guy, and follow the Rainbow over 5th Avenue. UNITS delivers the confidence to produce beautiful sounds using the full range of your instrument and detailed maps to navigate the landscape.




AREA 5(1)

popMATICS 101: STAGE TWO

AREA 5(1) equips you with an accessible and mysteriously satisfying way to play along with your favorite songs. Whether it's sunny days or stormy weather, AREA 5(1) focuses on the importance of basslines to establish a solid foundation for exploring harmony.




ANCHORS & CRADLES

popMATICS 101: STAGE THREE

Discover how Newton's cradle reveals a numeric sequence that unlocks the Circle of Triads and provides a compass to guide you as you navigate the diatonic sea of chord changes. Anchors & Cradles delivers an innovative and efficient take on the relationship between scales, chords, and their inversions.




#SYSTEM ESSENTIALS

popMATICS 101: MAIN STAGE

Discover the 9 chords that make up 90% of what we hear in 90% of pop songs. #SYSTEM ESSENTIALS details the emotional response music evokes and uncovers powerful formulas to inspire those feelings in your playing. Prepare for the voyage. These lessons are hard but valuable—the diamonds of 101. Buona Fortuna!




OFFICE HOURS

Office Hours provides quick access to information. Do you have a question? Are you searching for David’s secret chord? Is there really a popMATICS blue? What's so special about Blackwing pencils? Why is my favorite song Don’t Worry Be Happy? Ask me anything!




STAFF MEETING

Level up your reading through writing and communicate your creativity using standard notation. It happens in Staff Meetings by transcribing melodies, engraving compositions, and crafting custom arrangements.




RHYTHM EMPORIUM

Our heartbeat is the first instrument we've ever known. Its consistency provides the framework for our entire life. Rhythm is the framework for sound. The beat lets us know the music is progressing and offers infinite possibilities to explore.




reCHORDit

Do you know how some musicians can magically start playing along to songs they were introduced to 30 seconds ago? You can, too! reCHORDit is the popMATICS format for shorthand notation designed to capture the big picture in a small package. Listen for clues and quickly code the details that'll have you singing songs with family and friends around the campfire.




popQUIZ

Climb to the top of Mount Nerd Rock and collect popSTARS with friendly games such as Musical Jeopardy, Spin the Wheel, Pianoman, Garfunkel, and Lost at C. popQUIZ will expand your knowledge and fine-tune your listening skills. It's not rocket science; it's pop theory!




THE HOOK

“HEY!” Wait for it! THE HOOK just caught your attention and won't “Let It Go!” Gah! Now it's “Never Gonna Give You Up!” Maybe you can “Shake It Off!” Try it twice. “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Did I get you? Let's explore the melodic, rhythmic, and lyrical elements that make up the catchy bits of popular songs and discover what's been happenin’ at the top of the charts! 




LEVEL UP

It's all fun and games until everyone learns! Explore character themes, title screens, boss battles, and sound effects that cross the streams and blend elements from classical, jazz, and pop theory. Music for video games delivers an immersive experience designed to hook players with an active role in how the adventure unfolds. Pick up the controller and gain experience points at LEVEL UP!




popCORN

It's popMATICS at the movies! Whether it's action, adventure, comedy, thriller, fantasy, drama, or sci-fi, we'll discuss how film composers convey complex emotions that shape the scene and enhance our experience when we visit the big screen. Your seat is reserved; don't forget the popCORN!




THE GREEN ROOM

The Green Room is a space that functions as a lounge for musicians before and after their performances. Join us for a social gathering to share your favorite songs, videos, stories, and hilarious moments from the week. Pop in when you can, bring some friends, and build relationships with members of the popMATICS community.



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