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Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers - The Complete Course!

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Overview

Learning how to write and create music effectively will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it.

In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of Music Theory and ideas techniques and formulas to use when creating your own electronic music to allow you more options. You'll learn the beauty and the power of music theory that's used by professionals today. 

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, deconstructed several tracks, writing a song from a drum beat, 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 course will make you a better music producer, and improve your songwriting abilities in any Digital Audio Workstations!

Learn to love music theory and creating electronic music with these easy to learn techniques!

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Keyboard Layout and Octaves
  • Basic Music Theory Terms
  • Working out Major Scales
  • Perfect 5ths
  • The 3rd
  • Chords and Inversions
  • Chord Progressions
  • Inversions
  • 7th Chords
  • Perfect 4ths
  • Minor Scales
  • Chords in the Natural Minor scale
  • Harmonic and Melodic Minor
  • Chord Extensions
  • Suspended Chords
  • Circle of 5ths
  • 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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