Make Hit Music!
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Make Hit Music!

Create your first hit song with Ableton Live!
4.1 (21 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,472 students enrolled
Created by Ian Anthony
Last updated 2/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Learn Music Theory
  • Craft New and Different Sounds
  • Create Own Song From Start to Finish!
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  • Ableton Live- Free Trial Available
  • A learning attitude

In today’s digital era, the computer is now an instrument. Whether it is used as a medium to create music or a supplemental tool to produce music, there is no doubt the computer is an essential tool for any aspiring musician or hobbyist.

This is where the course comes in. BeatsBlueprint is a step by step beginner level video series course on music production. There is no pre-requisite knowledge required. The goal is to not only teach students how to tap into the potential of a computer, but also, to help facilitate the creative process for students to craft his or her own sound. Using the digital audio software, Ableton, as a medium, students will learn the technical concepts of music theory and how to apply their knowledge to create music across a span of genres.

What sets Beatsblueprint apart is our project based approach. By the end of the course, the student will be able to create his or her own track from start to finish.

In order to complete the course, you must have access to Ableton. Ableton is a powerful software music sequencer and digital audio workstation. It offers a generous demo that allows you to access and utilize it’s full range of tools completely FREE. After 30 days, however, the trial ends. However, this does not mean you stop making music. BeatsBlueprint specifically designed this course to work across a variety of platforms. Music theory is music theory. Production is production. Regardless of what you choose to use, your knowledge can be adapted to any music software.



Audio Design

Variety is the spice of life. From pop to house, dubstep to hip pop, learn fundamental concepts to create music from an array of genres.

Music Theory

Take the guesswork out of producing. Learn basic structures of scales, chords, and rhythms to craft smooth melodies with complimenting harmonies.

Project Based Approach

From the intro, beat drop to the chorus, learn how to craft an entire song alongside the instructor from start to finish.

Mixing and Mastering

Learn how to take a composition to a crisp radio ready jam. From EQ techniques to special effects, learn how to craft quality professional tracks.

Technical Concepts

MIDI vs Audio? Loops vs Virtual Instruments? Learn the technical know how and basic techniques of music production.

Creative Inspiration

From synth lines to music samples, learn how you can integrate melodies to help facilitate the creative process and sculpt your unique sound.

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspiring producers/Hobbyists
  • Musicians
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
Introduction to Ableton Live
7 Lectures 29:10
Basic Production Concepts
7 Lectures 34:54
Audio Basics

MIDI Basics

Basic Track Set-up (Audio/MIDI)


Software Instruments

Recording Drums + MIDI Clips

Using the Keyboard
Mixing Tools
3 Lectures 18:51


Sound Design
7 Lectures 35:34
Instrument Stacking for Creativity

Punchy Kick

Trap Hi Hat

Pump Effect

Dubstep Wobble

Lead Pluck Synth

Filter Sweep
Music Theory
5 Lectures 33:16
Major and Minor Scales


Chord Types

Chord Progressions

Chord Inversions
Putting It All Together
6 Lectures 43:07
Song Demonstration Intro

Song Demonstration Beat Drop

Song Demonstration Verse #1

Song Demonstration Chorus

Song Demonstration Chorus/Verse#2

Song Demonstration Final Wrap Up
About the Instructor
Ian Anthony
4.1 Average rating
21 Reviews
1,472 Students
1 Course
Audio Engineer

My name is Ian Anthony and I am the course instructor for BeatsBlueprint. I have a B.A. in Music and am currently working as an Audio Engineer.  I have been fortunate to record artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Colbie Caillat, Estelle, and many more.  There's nothing quite like creating a piece of music from scratch, and I hope to show people that it's easier than you think!