Music Theory for Electronic Musicians
Author: Dr. J. Anthony Allen (Member)
Music Theory taught using the MIDI grid in popular DAW applications. No experience reading music required.
Varies by platform. Average $59.99
In this class we learn how to work with the piano roll editor in a DAW to make harmonies, melodies, and whole tracks, and then we expand on those ideas and work with harmonic patterns (harmony) that is more rich than just major and minor.
Production Techniques Through Theory
The most important part of this class is an extensive foray into using these techniques in actual tracks. I’ll be creating 9 tracks through this class, right along with you, each using a different technique so you can see exactly how I incorporate it right into my music.
After each production project, I’ll give you the whole session of what I made using the techniques for you to play with. You can download it, expand on it, re-work it, and even release it as your work.
If Your Music is Missing Something, This is Probably It.
If you are finding that you are writing track after track, and while they sound good, there is something they are missing – then this it. You are missing the sense of harmony that professional producers have. In this class, I’ll arm you with all the tools you need to produce those tracks just like you imagine them.
Who should take this course?
Anyone interested in producing their own music. This will get you up and running and give your tracks a unique sound in no time.
This course consists of video lectures, which all contain a session in Ableton Live 9. If you are using a different program (or none at all), no worries! This isn’t a class on how to use Ableton Live, and the concepts can be applied to any DAW.
Some of the step-by-step guides in this course will be:
- Finding notes, chords, and keys in your audio program
- The 7 intervals and how to put them together
- The steps to finding the key of your track (or any track!)
- The most common chord progressions
- The steps to using inversions to take your track from good to amazing.
- The 4 types of 7th chords
- The top techniques for writing a melody to fit a chord progression (and vice-versa!)
- The 7 modes and their uses
- 19 Exotic scales and how to use them (include MIDI files!)
The course is a roadmap to finding the missing piece in your tracks, or just getting started making great tracks.