Music Theory for Electronic Producers - The Complete Course!
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Join Successful students in Music Theory for Electronic Producers for Creating, Arranging and Analysing Music Theory
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Created by Tomas George
Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The Keyboard layout and major and minor scales
  • Chords and Inversions
  • Major and Minor chord progressions
  • Writing Melodies and bass parts
  • How to Analyse the music theory in electronic tracks
  • Modes and other scales
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Requirements
  • Basic Music Skills
  • A Working Mac or PC
  • Music Production software (such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, FL Studio or Cubase)
Description

Learning how to write and create music effectively will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it.

In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of Music Theory and ideas techniques and formulas to use when creating your own electronic music to allow you more options. You'll learn the beauty and the power of music theory that's used by professionals today. 

This course will cover such topics as major scales, minor scales, major chords, minor chords, diminished chords, chord progressions, modulation, relative majors, relative minors, modes, song analyse, deconstructed several tracks, writing a song from a drum beat, how to write a song from a chord progression, how to write a song from a melody, how to write melodies, how to write harmonies, how to work out keys and scales, pentatonic scales, and more. 

What you'll learn in this course will make you a better music producer, and improve your songwriting abilities in any Digital Audio Workstations!

Learn to love music theory and creating electronic music with these easy to learn techniques!

Who is the target audience?
  • Those with basic music production and composing skills who wish to improve at music theory
  • Experienced electronic producers who want to advance at music theory
  • New and experienced electronic music producers who want to deepen their knowledge
  • Those interested in creating their own music or being better at music production
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
08:38:54
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Introduction and Getting Started
2 Lectures 09:05

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain what some of the music theory terminology that will be used in this course and what the different music theory terms actually mean.

Basic Music Theory Terms
08:07
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The Keyboard Layout and Major Scales
6 Lectures 55:56

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about the keyboard layout on your Digital Audio Workstation and how you can work out the different notes on the keyboard.

Knowing the notes of a keyboard is essential for knowing about music theory and for writing your own music.

Preview 09:52

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain the techniques used to work out a major scale and how you can easily do this for any musical key.

Working out Major Scales
09:29

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain what Perfect 5ths are and how you can use them for writing harmonies for your own music.

Preview 06:42

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain what 3rds and how you can tell the difference between major 3rds and minor 3rds. 

I also explain why you should use 3rds for writing your own music.

3rds - Part 1
12:54

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain what 3rds and how you can tell the difference between major 3rds and minor 3rds. 

I also explain why you should use 3rds for writing your own music.

3rds - Part 2
12:23

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain what Perfect 4ths are and how you can use them for writing harmonies for your own music.

Perfect 4ths
04:36
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Chords and Inversions
9 Lectures 01:30:04

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to write chords and also invert these chords. 

Creating chords and using inversions is an essential to learn for creating your own electronic music.

Chords and Inversions - Part 1
15:55

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to write chords and also invert these chords. 

Creating chords and using inversions is an essential to learn for creating your own electronic music.

Chords and Inversions - Part 2
13:23

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain what chords progressions are and how to write your own.

I also show you some of the most common chords progressions used in music today!

Chord Progressions - Part 1
12:54

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain what chords progressions are and how to write your own.

I also show you some of the most common chords progressions used in music today!

Chord Progressions - Part 2
08:26

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I go into more detail about inversions and how you can use inversions to improve the some of your chords for your own electronic music.

Inversions
10:26

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about 7th chords and explain the different types of 7th chords and how you can use them in your own electronic music.

Preview 09:48

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about more chord extensions, such as 9th and 11th chords and how you can use them when creating your own electronic music.

Chord Extensions
08:09

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about suspended chords and how you can use them in your own electronic music to create suspension. 

Suspended Chords
02:40

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I explain the circle of 5th diagram and how you can use this to work out relative majors, minors and modulation.

Circle of 5ths
08:23
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Minor Scales
3 Lectures 31:52

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about minor scales and the patterns and techniques used so that you can work about any minor scale.

Preview 08:09

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about the chords and how to build chords in the natural minor scale,

Chords in the Natural Minor scale
14:13

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about the other two minor scales, which are the Harmonic and Melodic Minor and what they can be used for and also patterns and techniques so that you can work out these minor scales.

Harmonic and Melodic Minor
09:30
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Writing Melodies and Bass Parts
5 Lectures 01:10:49

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to write a song starting by writing chords and then adding a melody. 

This technique is very common and in this lecture we use some the patterns and techniques used from the previous lecture for building a song from chords.

Write the Chords, then the Melody
14:13

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to write a song starting by writing melody and then adding the chords.

This technique is also very common and in this lecture we use some the patterns and techniques used from the previous lecture for building a melody.

Write the Melody, then the Chords
19:56

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how you can use arpeggios to add more more movement and countermelodies for your songs.

Preview 08:00

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to write bass parts for your own music.

Writing Bass Parts
11:35

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to write bass riffs and also how you can adapt your melodies.

Writing Bass Riffs and Adapting Melodies
17:05
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Song Analysis
9 Lectures 01:42:42

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you one of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I wrote the chords like this.

Preview 15:43

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you one of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I wrote the chords like this.

Song Analysis - Chords, Part 2
09:34

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you one of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I wrote the melody like this.

Song Analysis - Melody
11:59

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you one of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I arranged this track like this.

Preview 07:58

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you another one of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I arranged this track like this.

Song 2 Analysis - Arrangement
05:04

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you another one of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I wrote the chords like this.

Song 2 Analysis - Chords
11:45

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you one another of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I wrote the melody like this.

Song 2 Analysis - Melodies
10:48

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you another one of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I wrote the chords like this.

Song 3 Analysis - Chords
15:24

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you another one of my tracks and I deconstruct and show and show you how and why I wrote the melodies and arranged the track.

Song 3 Analysis - Melodies and Arrangement
14:27
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Creating a Song
8 Lectures 01:56:40

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to create a song starting from a drum beats and then building a track from there.

Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 1
17:17

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to create a song starting from a drum beats and then building a track from there.

Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 2
18:47

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to create a song starting from a drum beats and then building a track from there.

Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 3
18:49

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to create a song starting from a drum beats and then building a track from there.

Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 4
09:46

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to create a song starting from a chord progression and then building a track from there.

Create a Song from a Chord Progression - Part 1
13:42

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to create a song starting from a chord progression and then building a track from there.

Create a Song from a Chord Progression - Part 2
15:33

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to create a song starting from a melody and then building a track from there.

Create a Song from a Melody - Part 1
13:06

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I show you how to create a song starting from a melody and then building a track from there.

Create a Song from a Melody - Part 2
09:40
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Modes
9 Lectures 27:02

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what modes are and how you can use modes for your own music.

Preview 04:10

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what the ionian mode is and how it is different from a major scale.

I also explain how you can work out how to use this mode for writing your own music.

Ionian
00:43

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what the dorian mode is and how it is different from a major scale.

I also explain how you can work out how to use this mode for writing your own music.

Dorian
04:31

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what the phrygian mode is and how it is different from a major scale.

I also explain how you can work out how to use this mode for writing your own music.

Phrygian
02:09

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what the lydian mode is and how it is different from a major scale.

I also explain how you can work out how to use this mode for writing your own music.

Lydian
01:35

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what the mixolydian mode is and how it is different from a major scale.

I also explain how you can work out how to use this mode for writing your own music.

Mixolydian
02:13

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what the aeolian mode is and how it is different from a major scale.

I also explain how you can work out how to use this mode for writing your own music.

Aeolian
00:39

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what the locrian mode is and how it is different from a major scale.

I also explain how you can work out how to use this mode for writing your own music.

Locrian
01:50

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I give an on-screen example in Ableton Live 9 how you can use the Dorian mode to create your own track and how it is different from a regular major scale.

Dorian Mode Example
09:12
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Other Scales
1 Lecture 14:44

In this Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers lecture I talk about what the major and minor pentatonic scale are and how you can use them.

I also give an on-screen example of the major and minor pentatonic scale and how to use these scales with either a major or minor chord progression.

Pentatonic Scales
14:44
About the Instructor
Tomas George
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29,044 Students
14 Courses
Music Producer, Sound Engineer and Composer

Hi Tomas here. I'm a UK Music Producer, Sound Engineer and Composer. I've been producing and writing music now for over ten years. 

I have a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) in Music Composition.

I really enjoy creating and editing all types of music, but I especially love teaching it online.

My most popular courses are 'Music Production in Logic Pro X - The Complete Course' and 'Music Production in Ableton Live 9 - The Complete Course' and where I take producers and musicians through this software and show them on screen with me how to write, record and mix their own music.