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Skillshare

Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers

via Skillshare

Overview

In this class, you will gain a deep understanding of Music Theory and techniques and formulas to use when creating your own electronic music.

This course will cover such topics as 

  • Major scales
  • Minor scales
  • Major chords
  • Minor chords
  • Diminished chords
  • Chord progressions
  • Modulation
  • Relative majors
  • Relative minors
  • Modes
  • Song analyse
  • Writing a song from a drumbeat
  • How to write a song from a chord progression
  • How to write a song from a melody
  • How to write melodies
  • How to write harmonies
  • How to work out keys and scales, pentatonic scales, and more. 

What you'll learn in this class, you should understand different technique and formulas to help with your electronic music compositions.

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Keyboard Layout and Octaves
  • Basic Music Theory Terms
  • Working out Major Scales
  • Perfect 5ths
  • The 3rd
  • Perfect 4ths
  • Chords and Inversions
  • Chord Progressions
  • Inversions
  • 7th Chords
  • Chord Extensions
  • Suspended Chords
  • Circle of 5ths
  • Minor Scales
  • Chords in the Natural Minor scale
  • Harmonic and Melodic Minor
  • Write the Chords, then the Melody
  • Write the Melody, then the Chords
  • Arpeggios
  • Writing Bass Parts
  • Writing Bass Riffs and Adapting Melodies
  • Song Analysis - Chords
  • Song Analysis - Melody
  • Song Analysis - Arrangement
  • Song 2 Analysis - Arrangement
  • Song 2 Analysis - Chords
  • Song 2 Analysis - Melodies
  • Song 3 Analysis - Chords
  • Song 3 Analysis - Melodies and Arrangement
  • Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 1
  • Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 2
  • Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 3
  • Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 4
  • Create a Song from a Chord Progression
  • Create a Song from a Melody
  • Modes Intro
  • Ionian
  • Dorian
  • Phrygian
  • Lydian
  • Mixolydian
  • Aeolian
  • Locrian
  • Dorian Mode Example
  • Pentatonic Scales

Taught by

Tomas George

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