The Complete Beginners Guide to Making Beats
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The Complete Beginners Guide to Making Beats

Gain a deeper understanding of music production in this comprehensive study of the beat making process.
3.4 (59 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,526 students enrolled
Created by Joseph Evans
Last updated 11/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $200 Discount: 95% off
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  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take your beats to the next level
  • Have a better understanding of music production fundamentals
  • Be able to build your own production studio
  • Learn from over 10 years experience making beats
  • Discover the truth about how to get better at making beats
  • Gain a deeper understanding of why certain techniques are applied to make your beats better
  • Your beats will sound more professional
  • Learn several mixing tips to help improve your sound
  • Learn from my mistakes and avoid the pitfalls that I have encountered
  • Learn how to make beats in garageband (added bonus $199 value free with this course)
  • Develop your own unique sound
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  • You will need some type of production software.
  • You will need to come with an open mind

If you would like to know how to:

  • Create better drum patterns
  • Produce more melodic instrumentals
  • Improve your sound
  • Instantly get a competitive edge over the competition
  • And save yourself years of time trying to learn the secrets to master the craft

Then you are in the right place!

This course will systematically teach you how to make music and improve your beat making skills

You will essentially get 3 courses in 1 that will quickly help you elevate your skills as a beat maker / music producer. 

Below are the main subjects you will learn.

  • Beat Making Techniques
  • Music Theory
  • Mixing Tips

Check out what students are saying

"I always see overly positive feedback and think hmm its prob the guy's friend. but literally haha I'm real person with no relations to anyone here n i gotta say i love this course!! Joseph just makes everything hella simple. super down to earth with easy terminology n dope skills! i really recommend this one out of all of them if ur trying to figure out how to begin making music. big up" - Shay

"I think the course is Fantastic because he actually builds beats on the spot and they are.....FIRE!!!....The rhythms of today. I loved the course and will look to take all the courses you offer." - Jeffery Walker

"This is an excellent course on creating beats. I was able to create my own instrumental while watching and following along. Now I'm in the process of mixing, I can't wait to learn that next. Thanks!" - Carlin

Make beats the way you imagine them!

Practice your beat making skills while you learn! This course includes downloadable resources and practice video files so you can Learn while doing each production technique or principle!

What Qualifies Me to Teach You?

My name is Joseph Evans and I have been producing music for over 10 years. Plus I'm the creator of some of the world's best music related video courses online - with over 14,000 students and hundreds of 5 star reviews.

The ideal student for this course is someone who is just getting started producing music or a beginner that wants to QUICKLY IMPROVE their production skills. Ultimately you want to create professional beats & instrumentals that can be sold, licensed, or used for personal use but just don't know how!

Learn from someone who is currently working in the music industry, and has a Recording Arts Degree from one of the top entertainment schools in the nation.

My promise to you

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, feel free to post a question in the course or send me a direct message.

Plus the course comes with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee so there is literally no way you can lose...

So click the enroll button now and I will see you inside! 


Joseph Evans

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is meant for people who are passionate about pursuing a career in music production
  • You will need to know the basic music production fundamentals such as how to record tracks, build a beat from scratch, and general knowlegde of music production software operation
  • This course is not for established music producers / composers with major credits on successful projects. If you are already established you already know most of the techniques that are in this course.
  • This course is for anyone who produces music or wants to produce music and wants to take your skills in music production to the next level.
  • Please note that you must watch all the videos, take notes, and make a genuine effort to apply all of the techniques to be successful.
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Curriculum For This Course
63 Lectures
10 Lectures 32:02

Getting the right tools to be successful

How to Download Garageband and a Brief Overview.

How to download and use FL Studio for free!

System requirements

How to Download (FL Studio on a mac)
1 page

Overview of Logic Pro X.

(Bonus) Step by step how to build your dream studio.
2 pages

7 Step Creation Process
Improve your drums
5 Lectures 20:48
Drum Technique Secret #1

Drum Technique Secret #2

Drum programming theory revealed!

Snare roll secrets

More on drum sequencing
Create better melodies
9 Lectures 32:18
Introduction to Music Theory

Understanding the Keyboard (Part 2)

Half Steps and Whole Steps

The Formula To Play Any Major Scale

The Formula To Play Any Minor Scale

The right way to track out your beats

The Formula To Play Any Major Triad

The Formula To Play Any Minor Triad
Produce a clean and more professional sound
18 Lectures 01:16:58

My definition of mixing

Mix with your ears

Before you start mixing

Get organized

The purpose of buses and sends

Buses and sends (Part 2)

Getting the proper levels (part 1)

Getting the proper levels (part 2)

Using presets

Eqing fundamentals

Subtractive Eqing

Frequency Range Chart
3 pages

Side Chaining to Make Your Kick Drum Standout

When you feel you're done...first do this!

Live example of me mixing a beat from scratch in Logic Pro.

How to Master Your Tracks Professionally
(Bonus) Garageband Tutorial
17 Lectures 03:23:38

Opening A New Project In Garageband.

Take A Tour of Garageband's Workspace.

Previewing Sounds in Garageband.

How to Use Pre-made Customizable Drum Patterns in Garageband.

Downloading Garageband's new sounds.

Building the Beat in Garageband.

How to make sure your tracks are on beat.

Making Edits as You Go in Garageband.

Adding More...

Tracking Out Your Beats (Part 1)

Tracking Out Your Beats (Part 2)

Tracking Out Your Beats (Part 3)

Basic Hip Hop Song Format Blueprint.

Mixing Your Beat in Garageband.

Exporting Your Track...Final Tips!

Learn 1 simple technique to brand your beats and stand out from the competition.
(Bonus) Create your own custom drum kit in Garageband
4 Lectures 14:15
Download A New Sampler for Garageband.

Loading your sampler

Editing your drum samples

Saving and loading your custom kit.
About the Instructor
Joseph Evans
4.3 Average rating
872 Reviews
18,611 Students
20 Courses
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter

Hey what's up! Welcome to my udemy course page. Here you can gain lifetime access to several of my courses on music production, Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Producer Advice when you enroll.

Feel free to take a look at my catalog and check out the reviews. I want you to know that I am here for you if you have questions, I am always working on ways to improve your experience, and am constantly releasing new content to help you improve your skills. 

More Info About Joseph:

Joseph Evans Jr better known as EVAJ MUSIC is an ASCAP Accredited Music Producer, Composer, & Songwriter. His music is licensed to several major networks such as MTV, VH1, TruTV, Bravo, on shows such as "Real Housewives", "Love & HipHop Atlanta", "Fuse News", "Hardcore Pawn", and "Guy Court". He has also worked with several independent artists over the past 10 years. He is a Full Sail Graduate and is actively pursuing licensing opportunities in film, television, games, and advertising. 

"Thank you for taking the time to check out my courses and I look forward to seeing you inside!" - Joseph