Music Composition Bundle: Composition & Film Scoring 1 & 2
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Music Composition Bundle: Composition & Film Scoring 1 & 2

Learn music composition techniques through music composition lessons, music composition software, and techniques.
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4.3 (1,141 ratings)
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Created by Jason Allen
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 16 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Write and Compose music using proven techniques and tips
  • Create their own music using software, or good old pencil and paper.
  • Generate musical ideas through creativity exercises
  • Tools of the trade: Software
  • Tools of the trade: Pencils and fine paper
  • How do you start?
  • The process
  • Program music and metaphors
  • Character sketches
  • Writing through canon
  • Form
  • Binary, Ternary, and Rondo forms
  • Starting with a plan
  • Graphic form representations
  • Triads, and basic rules of harmony
  • Chord progressions
  • Inversions
  • Song analysis
  • Melody writing
  • Why Tension and Release?
  • Long Term and Short Term Tensions
  • Using Form for Tension and Release
  • Forms that Create Drama
  • Sonata Form
  • The 4 Elements of Form
  • Example: Mozart, Moonlight Sonata
  • Composing with Sonata Form
  • Modern Uses of Sonata Form
  • Example: Muse, Butterflies and Hurricanes
  • Tension and Release with Meter
  • Compound Meters
  • Meter Signatures
  • Alternating Compound and Duple Meters
  • Using Rhythm for Altering Expectations
  • Rhythmic Patterns
  • Pattern Obfuscation
  • Example: Philip Glass, Truman Show Soundtrack
  • Example: Allen, Aporia
  • Using Harmony for Tension and Release
  • Consonance and Dissonance
  • Prolonging Dominant
  • Emphasized Resolution
  • Pedal Tones
  • Moving "Pedal Tones"
  • Example: Aphex Twin, Ventolin
  • Combining Multiple Techniques
  • Example: Mozart, Sonata in C
  • Example: Allen, Angel of Repose
  • Film Music and Tension Cues
  • Composing for Films
Requirements
  • Students should be enthusiastic about music, but do not need to be producers or musicians. No prior experience is needed in the music industry, business, financing, or accounting.
  • For those without any music notation background at all, the course Music Theory Comprehensive - Part 1 is highly recommended.
Description

** UDEMY BEST SELLER **

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music COMPOSITION AND FILM SCORING Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and develop it into something more. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, this class is perfect for you.

When most people think of a composer, they imagine someone sitting in a dusty attic with a grand piano, big white wig, and the year is 1800. That might have been accurate back then, but the modern composer is just like you and me. In fact, I am one. 

In this course I'll show you techniques I use for writing music in a variety of styles and situations. I've worked with major American orchestras, film studios, and video game designers, so I've got more than a little experience. I'm also a PhD in music composition and a university professor (of music composition). 

Recently I was named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation's Music Educator of the Year award because of my in-person university classes. Now I'm taking those classes to Udemy in an online format in order to reach more students, and give them the joy of Music Theory.

This is a combined class that includes both sections of my Music Composition class, and both sections of my Film Scoring class. As the class grows, we will go deeper and deeper into my techniques. This class starts at the beginning: Generating ideas and getting started. 

In the Music Composition portion of this class, we will cover:

  • My background, and listen to some of my music

  • The different between music theory and music composition (highly opinionated!)

  • Tools of the trade: Software

  • Tools of the trade: Pencils and fine paper

  • How do you start?

  • The process

  • Program music and metaphors

  • Character sketches

  • Writing through canon

  • Form

  • Binary, Ternary, and Rondo forms

  • Starting with a plan

  • Graphic form representations

  • Triads, and basic rules of harmony

  • Chord progressions

  • Inversions

  • Song analysis

  • Melody writing

  • Why Tension and Release?

  • Tools of the trade: Software

  • Tools of the trade: Pencils and fine paper

  • Long Term and Short Term Tensions

  • Using Form for Tension and Release

  • Forms that Create Drama

  • Sonata Form

  • The 4 Elements of Form

  • Example: Mozart, Moonlight Sonata

  • Composing with Sonata Form

  • Modern Uses of Sonata Form

  • Example: Muse, Butterflies and Hurricans

  • Tension and Release with Meter

  • Compound Meters

  • Meter Signatures

  • Alternating Compound and Duple Meters

  • Using Rhythm for Altering Expectations

  • Rhythmic Patterns

  • Pattern Obfuscation 

  • Example: Philip Glass, Truman Show Soundtrack

  • Example: Allen, Aporia

  • Using Harmony for Tension and Release

  • Consonance and Dissonance

  • Prolonging Dominant

  • Emphasized Resolution

  • Pedal Tones

  • Moving "Pedal Tones"

  • Example: Aphex Twin, Ventolin

  • Combining Multiple Techniques

  • Example: Mozart, Sonata in C

  • Example: Allen, Angel of Repose

  • Film Music and Tension Cues

  • Composing for Films

  • Any much, much, more! 


In the Film Scoring portion of this class, we will cover:


  • Tools of the trade

  • Finding the emotional response

  • Music Theory and Genre

  • Using Modes in Film Scores

  • Finding the Message

  • Learning from Temp Cues

  • "Spotting" the film

  • Working with industry budgets

  • Diegetic music and nondiegetic music

  • Score and Source

  • The Ostinato

  • Working with silent films

  • Setting up a session

  • Marking hits

  • Scoring the opening credits

  • Motive and Lietmotif

  • Working with Lietmotifs

  • Working with rhythm in cues

  • POV

  • Finding and analyzing POV scenes

  • Composing using POV

  • Creating atmosphere

  • Using "Pad" sounds with orchestra

  • Finding Atmopshere in film

  • Harmonizing string melodies

  • Polyrhythmic accompaniment

  • Homorhythmic accompaniment

  • Working with string orchestra

  • The chase scene

  • Working with drum loops in chase scenes

  • Using the brass section

  • Building tension

  • Writing tension cues

  • Ponticello

  • Tremelo

  • Glissando

  • Writing comedy and animation cues

  • "Mickey Mousing"

  • Getting gigs as a film composer

  • Techniques for building a portfolio

  • Finding film makers

  • Any much, much, more! 

And of course, once you sign up for this class, all my other classes are yours at steep discounts! Over half off for all future sections!

The course is a roadmap to launching your career as a composer!

All the tools you need to prepare, organize, and start your career are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can launch your music career today.


** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music business course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30 day money back guarantee) **

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Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get obsorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waiting for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone in any country who is ready to start their professional music career by learning everything they need to know about how music composition works and the film scoring industry.
  • Anyone interested in learning to write music for fun, or as a potential new career
Course content
Expand all 170 lectures 15:53:38
+ Introduction
4 lectures 17:37
What is the difference between music theory and music composition?
02:53
Asking Questions
01:19
+ Tools and Methods
4 lectures 17:35
Update! MuseScore 3.0
00:32
Good Old Pencil and Paper
05:01
To sit with an instrument, or not to sit with an instrument...
06:05
+ Process
8 lectures 41:48
F-Sharp!
03:14
Program Music and Metaphore
06:41
[Download] Symphony Fantastique
00:04
Character Sketches
05:31
Free Writing
06:49
Canon
13:26
"Good Composers Borrow..."
03:14
+ Form
4 lectures 35:39
Different form "templates"
05:58
Starting with a Plan
11:54
Graphic Form Representations
07:24
+ Harmony (A Quick Lesson)
6 lectures 50:42
Building Triads
07:26
Diatonic Chord Progressions
11:59
Inversions
09:14
Roman Numerals
10:16
Song Analysis No. 1
08:56
+ Writing Chord Progressions
5 lectures 49:21
Using the Circle of Fifths for Composition
07:44
Song Analysis No. 3
05:05
Non-Chord Tones
11:04
Song Analysis No. 4
17:49
+ Writing Melodies
4 lectures 24:02
Antecedent and Consequent
06:48
Writing Melodies with a Harmony
07:49
Using Other Melodies as Influences
03:01
+ Wrap Up - Composition 1
3 lectures 05:56
Coming Soon!
01:08
Thanks for Watching!
02:49
+ Introduction to Composition Part 2
6 lectures 20:37
My Background
06:43
Why Tension and Release?
03:02
Review: Tools
02:47
[Download] Staff Paper
00:06
Review: Process of Composing
02:52
+ Tension and Release in Form
10 lectures 01:01:37
Forms That We Know So Far
03:05
Forms That Create Drama
04:44
Sonata Form
02:11
The 4 Elements of Sonata Form
08:58
Sonata Form Examples
16:35
Using Sonata Form for Tension and Release
05:41
[Download] Moonlight Sonata
00:01
Modern Uses of Form for Tension
01:55
Example: Muse (Butterflies and Hurricanes)
10:21