Make Hit Music!

Create your first hit song with Ableton Live!
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

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.

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WHAT'S INSIDE:

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Ableton Live- Free Trial Available
  • A learning attitude

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn Music Theory
  • Craft New and Different Sounds
  • Create Own Song From Start to Finish!

What is the target audience?

  • Aspiring producers/Hobbyists
  • Musicians

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Ableton Live
Intro to Ableton
Preview
02:03
Versions of Ableton Live
Preview
02:08
Session View
Preview
03:49
Arrangement View
Preview
04:32
Piano Roll
05:36
Clip View
05:38
Global Controls
05:24
Section 2: Basic Production Concepts
Audio Basics
05:16
MIDI Basics
02:43
Basic Track Set-up (Audio/MIDI)
04:02
Loops
03:18
Software Instruments
07:17
Recording Drums + MIDI Clips
08:22
Using the Keyboard
03:56
Section 3: Mixing Tools
Equalizers
05:12
Filters
05:58
Reverb
07:41
Section 4: Sound Design
Instrument Stacking for Creativity
03:57
Punchy Kick
04:32
Trap Hi Hat
06:09
Pump Effect
04:56
Dubstep Wobble
05:47
Lead Pluck Synth
03:48
Filter Sweep
06:25
Section 5: Music Theory
Major and Minor Scales
05:57
Intervals
08:43
Chord Types
06:10
Chord Progressions
07:44
Chord Inversions
04:42
Section 6: Putting It All Together
Song Demonstration Intro
04:53
Song Demonstration Beat Drop
11:11
Song Demonstration Verse #1
08:59
Song Demonstration Chorus
06:01
Song Demonstration Chorus/Verse#2
07:47
Song Demonstration Final Wrap Up
04:16

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Instructor Biography

Ian Anthony, 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!


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