Soundtrack Composer Masterclass: Score Films and Video Games
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Soundtrack Composer Masterclass: Score Films and Video Games

Compose Epic Music Soundtracks Scores For Film, TV, & Video Games. Master Orchestration With Software. Be A Composer.
4.3 (255 ratings)
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1,756 students enrolled
Created by Chester Sky
Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Produce soundtrack music for films and video games
  • Compose orchestration with software
  • Come up with musical ideas starting with nothing. No more music writers block.
  • Use a digital audio workstation (FL Studio).
  • Score Trailers
  • Be prepared for working with film directors and game designers
  • Know how to apply music theory (rather than just memorize stuff)
  • Arrange for string instruments
  • Create realistic piano using software
  • Create realistic orchestral percussion using software
  • Create realistic string instruments using software
  • Produce sheet music that live musicians can play
  • Understand what makes music scary for scary scenes
  • Improvise melodies for bass guitar
  • Bass Drops for trailer
Requirements
  • Do you have a computer? That’s all you need. No background music education needed. Nothing. This course will cover everything you need to hit the ground running.
Description

Do you want to score epic soundtrack music for films and video games? Compose finished, polished, triumphant orchestral compositions that sweep emotions to new heights?

From the best selling instructor on music producing, comes a new course: THE SOUNDTRACK COMPOSER MASTERCLASS

THIS COURSE WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO:

  • Use a digital audio workstation to score soundtracks for films and video games
  • Apply music theory (the practical stuff you can actually use. With a focus on how to use it rather than memorizing).
    • Themes
    • Motifs
    • Leitmotifs
    • Scales
    • Modes
  • Develop musical ideas from out of thin air. No more music writers block
  • How to make scary music
  • Orchestrate using software
  • Arrange for string instruments
  • Create realistic orchestral strings using software
  • Create realistic orchestral piano using software
  • Create realistic orchestral percussion using software
  • Improvise bass guitar melodies
  • Score trailers
  • Export music from software for musicians to understand and play
  • The basics of reading and writing music (only what you need)
  • Prepare for working with the film director and game designer
  • And much much more…

 

IT WILL NEVER BE A BETTER TIME TO START SCORING SOUNDTRACKS THAN TODAY

For the first time, you can harness the full power of an orchestra at your fingertips with the push of a few buttons.

What do you need to get started?

No prior music background is required for this course. This course will cover from complete beginner all the way to advanced techniques.

You don’t need to know how to make music or play an instrument (although it helps)

You just need a desire to create, experiment, and find joy in making music. It’s now possible to learn all the tricks and tools to become a soundtrack composer from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need to shell out thousands of dollars for a professional studio or degree to learn to score soundtracks. Everything you need can be done from home on your computer and this course will show you how.


Have fun, experiment, and make lots of music. See you inside!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to compose music for soundtracks no matter what level of technical skill or musical background.
  • Musicians and composers who want to see how music theory can actually be applied in real life scenarios. This is not a course about memorizing random music theory, its a course about inventing music for the practical professional.
  • Film Directors and Game Designers who want to understand how music composers can enhance their productions and/or do it themselves.
Course content
Expand all 53 lectures 04:19:51
+ Music Theory: Coming Up With Musical Ideas Starting With Nothing
10 lectures 01:08:48
Film Music With Just Two Chords
13:02
Themes, Motifs, and Analysis of the Inception Film Theme
09:34
Film Music With Just Two Chords CheatSheet
00:10
Leitmotifs
05:47
Major And Minor Scales
09:43
How To Use Modes
14:08
Modes Cheat Sheet
00:08
How To Make Scary Music
15:42
How To Make Scary Music Cheatsheet
00:30
Recommended videos on classical music
00:03
+ FL Studio Fundamentals (Optional Course Section If You Want To Learn FL Studio)
11 lectures 59:31
Getting FL Studio
01:06
Download and Install FL Studio
00:30
Get started making music
04:24
The Channel Rack
08:30
The Piano Roll
10:42
Create Your First Song In The Piano Roll
07:47
Mixing Overview
14:56
Installing External Plugins
01:10
Recording Audio and Midi
05:00
Exporting Music
04:17
+ Orchestration With Software
13 lectures 58:07
Recommended Orchestra Plugins
00:12
String Arranging
11:40
Making Realistic Strings
09:36
Staccato Strings
00:02
Resources On Instrument Articulations
00:38
Articulations and Expression for strings, brass, and woodwind instruments
05:06
Making Realistic Orchestral Percussion
06:28
Making Realistic Piano
09:41
Making Interesting Bass Guitar Melodies
09:28
Orchestral Programming Example
00:02
Recommended Videos on the Art of Foley
00:01
+ Scoring Trailers
4 lectures 25:47
Scoring Trailers
06:14
Bass Drops
03:28
Recommended videos on scoring trailers
00:01
Case Study: Scoring the course trailer
16:04
+ Composing Efficiently
2 lectures 08:03
Scoring Scene By Scene (Timing Music To Video)
03:29
Composing Efficiently
04:34
+ Working with the film director and game designer
2 lectures 10:28
Working with the film director and game designer
10:00
Recommended Videos on Hans Zimmer and John Williams
00:28
+ Making sheet music for live musicians
2 lectures 18:39
Creating sheet music for musicians (using MuseScore)
05:16
Fundamentals of reading and writing music
13:23
+ BONUS
3 lectures 04:36
Recommended Videos on How To Do Physical Comedy
00:02
Audio Mixer Cheatsheet For Films
00:42
CPU Optimization (Reduce Lagging)
03:52