Intervals and melodies 1 for Ableton Push

Introduction on how to improve your melodies on Ableton push
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (71 ratings)
2,572 students
31min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Students will understand how to use generic and specific intervals to create melodies
Understand tension and release in scales and intervals
Introduction to compositional techniques for more advanced composition.


  • Have beginner skills in ableton and have an ableton push with ableton Standard/suite


This course doesn't just explain theory it gives examples and useful rules for creating melodies that will have you writing more memorable melodies quickly!

It starts with the building blocks of melody; scales and intervals -one of the most misunderstood parts of music theory. This is broken down into scale degrees, generic and specific intervals and importantly the musical effect that these scales and intervals have - ie how you can use the natural tension and release in scales to form melodies.

Finally we introduce compositional techniques to extend and assist in melody writing. 

Who this course is for:

  • Users who want to improve their understanding of melody and theory using Ableton Push
  • Beginners on the push who want to start with learning melody


Ableton instructor- Lostbeat Audio
Robbie James
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 102 Reviews
  • 3,194 Students
  • 3 Courses

Robbie James is a multi-instrumentalist with wide musical interests encompassing many styles.  He completed a Bachelor of Music at Monash University in 2011 and since has successfully gone on to work professionally in composition and sound design in various media. 

He has composed music for film, games, theatre and more, including work in festivals like Melbourne Fringe, White Night, Canberra’s ‘You are Here’ festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival. Additionally he is an electronic producer for a number of artists/vocalists including Charlie Lim and Gabriel Lynch.

As a performer he has played in festivals such as the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Music in the Round performing with international artists including George Garzone (USA), Mauricio Carrilho (Brazil),  Debasis Chakroborty (India), John Abercrombie (USA) and Roberta Valente (Brazil) as well as touring China in 2014/15 with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and Australian International Opera Company - ‘Broadway’ tour

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