Music Theory for Beat Makers 2: Popular Chords

Learn 4 Chord Progressions You Can Immediately Use To Make Your Beats Sound Better and Stand Out From The Competition
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Course Facts: 1,800+ Students Enrolled, Learn 4 Popular Chord Progressions to make hit songs, Course updated July 2016! 

"Music Theory for Beat Makers 2: Popular Chord Progressions" is a Level 2 Course for Beat Makers and Music Producers that want to improve the quality of their music production using simple music theory!

Student Feedback:

David Benge - "Good clear instruction." (5 star review)

Renato Nakazima - "Great, direct to the point! Easy to understand." (5 star review)

Stewart Cowie - "I've played bass for 20 years but i'm new to keyboards and new to using DAW's and this course has been extremely helpful on both counts. Seeing Joseph build tracks in his DAW was the best part of this course for me, you can learn so much from watching the workflow of people who know what they are doing." (5 star review)

Detailed Description:

If you have beat making skills but lack professional training in music theory, this course will help you understand how to play 4 popular chord progressions used in hit songs on the radio! Instantly separate yourself from other beat makers trying to fumble their way around the piano to put together more musical beats. Anyone can throw together a drum beat but not everyone can actually produce music. After taking this course you will become one of the music producers who can!

The content is divided into four sections. Each core section will cover one of the 4 chord progressions. You will learn how to play the chord progressions in the key of C (all of the white keys) to make it easy for you to learn and understand. Each section also comes with several examples of hit songs the progressions have been used in and a few tips you can use to apply these chords to your own music production.

With over 60 minutes of HD quality content and additional resources you will be able to quickly take your beats to the next level!

Note: 30 day money back guarantee on information. Pricing subject to change based on promotions and discretion of instructor & or Udemy Policy. ENROLL TODAY! :)

What are the requirements?

  • You Must Have a Basic Understanding of How to Create and Play Basic 3 Note Chords on The Piano Before Enrolling
  • If You Don't Have an Understanding of How to Build Chords You Should First Take The First Course in This Music Theory Series Titled "Music Theory For Beat Makers 1: Unlock Your Full Potential"

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn 4 Popular Chord Progressions Used in Hit Songs on the Radio.
  • Learn How to Used Chord Inversions to Play Progressions Easier and Improve the Sound.
  • Learn How to Apply The Chord 4 Progressions to Your Beats and Take Your Sound to the Next Level.

What is the target audience?

  • This Course is Meant for New Music Producers With Natural Ability and Talent to Make Music, But Little to No Formal Training on Piano or Music Theory.
  • You Should Not Take This Course If You Have an Good Understanding of Chords, Chord Progressions, Inversions, And Basic Music Production Techniques That Will Help Make Your Beats Stand Out From The Competition.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
02:06

Students will be welcomed to the "Music Theory for Beat Makers" course.

02:59

Students will be given a general overview of the course.

02:13

Students will be given an overview on what progressions are and why they are important to music and beat making.

Section 2: Chord Progression #1
02:03

Students will be introduced to the first progression of the course and will be given a breakdown of how to play it.

02:01

Students will see the first progression in use and applied in different musical keys to replicate different songs.

02:02

Students will be introduced to the concept of inversions and how to apply them to their progressions.

08:50

Students will learn how they can utilize progression #1 in their music production.

Section 3: Chord Progression #2
02:31

Students will be introduced to the second progression of the course and will be given a breakdown of how to play it.

04:09

Students will see the second progression in use and applied in different musical keys to replicate different songs.

07:06

Students will learn how they can utilize progression #2 in their music production.

Section 4: Chord Progression #3
02:12

Students will be introduced to the third progression of the course and will be given a breakdown of how to play it.

02:57

Students will see the third progression in use and applied in different musical keys to replicate different songs.

15:28

Students will learn how they can utilize progression #3 in their music production.

Section 5: Chord Progression #4
02:21

Students will be introduced to the fourth progression of the course and will be given a breakdown of how to play it.

02:02

Students will see the fourth progression in use and applied in different musical keys to replicate different songs.

03:23

Students will review the major points and production techniques covered in the course.

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Instructor Biography

Joseph Evans, Learn How to Make Better Music!

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 an active NARIP Member. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Joseph is actively pursuing licensing opportunities in film, television, games, and advertising.    

"Enroll in one of my 18 courses on topics such as: Logic Pro X, Garageband, Audacity, Music Production, Mixing, and Music Theory and learn what it takes to develop your craft and polish your music." - Joseph

Instructor Biography

Matt Guarino, Featured Udemy Instructor, Certified Teacher, Entrepreneur

Mr. Guarino is a certified teacher, online entrepreneur and former YouTube sensation. He is a graduate of Iona College and Lehman College where he earned degrees in both Marketing and Education. He can play many different musical instruments such as the guitar, drums and electric keyboard at the same time. His YouTube channel "Matty G the Musician" earned him millions of YouTube hits, thousands of fans and led to work on an MTV show and a commercial for the 2010 Grammy Awards. He also has some acting credits on IMDB. He loves to be creative and enjoys starting new businesses. He has spent the last four years running the music program at schools in the Bronx and Westchester County, and was recently featured on the Udemy blog for his course on Garageband (OCT 2015). He is very excited to be a part of the Udemy community and hopes to inspire his students for years to come.

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