Music Theory for Electronic Musicians, Part 1: Chords
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- By the end of this course, you will have improved your tracks by understanding how to build chords and melodies that work together.
- Understand and apply minor chords
- Use the circle of fifths to generate new ideas for your own tracks
- Work within minor keys to write compelling melodies and basslines
- The Piano Roll editor
- Using Octaves in Bass Lines
- The Black Keys (not the band!)
- Finding C and Middle C
- The Perfect 5th
- Finding Fifths
- Being "in key"
- The pattern of a key
- Moveable Patterns
- The major and minor third
- Building triads
- Chord progressions
- What is diatonic?
- Finding all the chords in a key
- Using roman numerals
- Students should be enthusiastic about music, but do not need to be producers or musicians. No prior experience is needed in music theory, production, or recording.
- Access to a DAW: any program will do. (GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ardour, FL Studio, Ableton Live, etc.)
- Although Ableton Live is used in the class, students do not need to be Live users. But they should have access to some kind of audio program with MIDI sequencing. Garageband, Logic, or several free pieces of software all work great.
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Welcome to the MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC Guide - Part 1!
In this class we learn how to work with the piano roll editor in a DAW to make harmonies, melodies, and whole tracks, and then we expand on those ideas and work with harmonic patterns (harmony) that is more rich than just major and minor.
Production Techniques Through Theory
The most important part of this class is an extensive foray into using these techniques in actual tracks. I'll be creating 9 tracks through this class, right along with you, each using a different technique so you can see exactly how I incorporate it right into my music.
After each production project, I'll give you the whole session of what I made using the techniques for you to play with. You can download it, expand on it, re-work it, and even release it as your work.
If Your Music is Missing Something, This is Probably It.
If you are finding that you are writing track after track, and while they sound good, there is something they are missing - then this it. You are missing the sense of harmony that professional producers have. In this class, I'll arm you with all the tools you need to produce those tracks just like you imagine them.
Who should take this course?
Anyone interested in producing their own music. This will get you up and running and give your tracks a unique sound in no time.
This course consists of video lectures, which all contain a session in Ableton Live 9. If you are using a different program (or none at all), no worries! This isn't a class on how to use Ableton Live, and the concepts can be applied to any DAW.
Using the Piano Roll Editor
Finding C and Middle C
The Perfect 5th
What it means to be "in key"
Major and Minor Intervals
... And much more!!!
The course is a roadmap to finding the missing piece in your tracks, or just getting started making great tracks.
All the tools you need to make, produce, and start your music career are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.
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- Anyone in any country who is ready to start improving their tracks by learning everything they need to know about how music theory works and how to make great tracks TODAY.
- No experience reading notes required.
First, we need to understand the Piano Roll Editor - where it comes from, and how it works.
Octaves, just by themselves, can be quite interesting. Lets play around with them a little bit here.
We use "Middle C" as our home base when working with notes. In this video we will talk about how to find it.
Our next interval is the Perfect Fifth - slightly harder to use than the octave, but still pretty safe.
Music Theory is made up of a bunch of patterns - some of them are "moveable" - which can save you time when learning them!
Question 1: This might be a dumb question, but I'm confused with how to make the F# and C# chords in the D major scale for the homework. For F#, I have the A for the third, and C# for the fifth, because I still counted the whole (white on the keyboard) notes only.
Question 4: I'm interested in taking your course. I was wondering if you knew there were any limitations for the trial version of Ableton? For example, can I export audio tracks or save projects?