By the end of this course, you will have improved your tracks by understanding how to build chords and melodies that work together.
Understand and apply minor chords
Use the circle of fifths to generate new ideas for your own tracks
Work within minor keys to write compelling melodies and basslines
The Piano Roll editor
Using Octaves in Bass Lines
The Black Keys (not the band!)
Finding C and Middle C
The Perfect 5th
Being "in key"
The pattern of a key
The major and minor third
What is diatonic?
Finding all the chords in a key
Using roman numerals
Maj7 and minor 7th chords
Dominant 7th chords
Blues and the 7th chord
Analysis: Shame On Me (Avicii)
Minor diatonic chord progressions
Analysis: Ghosts N Stuff (Deadmau5)
Changing keys in your track
Analysis: Get Luck (Daft Punk)
9th and 13th chords
Writing melodies for chord progressions
Writing chord progressions for melodies
Analysis: Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)
How modes work
Producing with Modes
Creating music with music theory
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Welcome to the MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPLETE Guide!
This course is a combination of all three of my Music Theory for Electronic Musicians classes: Music Theory for Electronic Musicians, and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 2, and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 3.
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.
Full Sessions 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!)
Anyone in any country who is ready to start improving their tracks by learning everything they need to know about how music theory works and how to make great tracks TODAY.
No experience reading notes required.
Students should be enthusiastic about music, but do not need to be producers or musicians. No prior experience is needed in music theory, production, or recording.
Access to a DAW: any program will do. (GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ardour, FL Studio, Ableton Live, etc.)
Although Ableton Live is used in the class, students do not need to be Live users. But they should have access to some kind of audio program with MIDI sequencing. Garageband, Logic, or several free pieces of software all work great.