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Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers, Part 1

A class designed for the electronic musician that wants to take their tracks to the next level. In this class, we will focus on learning how to organize pitc...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 3h 14m
Language: English
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Description

A class designed for the electronic musician that wants to take their tracks to the next level. In this class, we will focus on learning how to organize pitches and rhythms to make dynamic and interesting melodies and harmonies. No experience with music theory is necessary. Playing an instrument and reading music is also not necessary. We will be focusing on how to use your DAW as your instrument to create with.

You will learn

There will be three projects in this class that you can do – each corresponds to a section of the class, so please follow along with those projects. In addition, let’s try a new project here.

Project: Analyze Your Favorite Track

Song analysis is a powerful tool to really get inside of a track, and learn how it was made. Once you have mastered song analysis, you can use what you find in tracks to make your own music better. Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Start with the bassline. If you can figure out the bassline, you are half-way there.
  2. Figure out the key from the bassline (Find what scale all the notes fit into)
  3. After you have the bassline, use the diatonic chord progression to figure out the chords.
  4. Once you have the chords, find any melody or synth lines. Most of the notes are probably in the chord, and those that are not in the chord are most likely in the scale.
  5. Re-create the track using what you have found, and post it to share!

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Pro Tools knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 3h 14m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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