Music Theory For Beat Makers: Make Better Beats

Learn several key principles of music theory you can use to improve the quality of your sound.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Would you like to improve your sound? 

Well then the only way to do it is through music theory. Most producers now days know how to make beats, but what about produce music. Imagine how your music would sound if you could instantly play any major or minor scale / chord on the piano! Not only would you make better beats, but you would completely separate yourself from all the other producers out there.

I've been producing music for 10+ years, have licensed my music to networks like MTV, VH1, and Bravo, and have worked with several independent artists. And can without a doubt tell you that knowing how to apply music theory to my production has opened so many doors for me as a producer. 

So to pay it forward, I've created a course on what I know about music theory called "Music Theory For Beat Makers". This course will teach you music theory so you can instantly improve your sound. And best of all it's not a boring piano lesson, but rather a course from a producer just like you on how to use music theory to improve your beats. 

Read what other producers are saying about the course.

"Incredible course for anybody who wants to be able to understand Music Theory from a beat making perspective!" - Joseph Fernandez 

"For people who don't understand the fundamentals of the piano, you explained things completely well. I am more confidence and comfortable with not only my beat making, but my piano skills." -Audra Torres 

"You should approach this course as if you have an interest in music, but have NO technical ability. I've played around in DAWs before but didn't realize how to "glue" my musical ideas together, so simply watching his technique was very very informative and now I have to go practice. This course is highly recommended" - Michael Okechuwu 

As you can see the information in this course is highly effective. And I stand behind this this course 100%. So here's what I'm going to do for you... Try "Music Theory For Beat Makers" for the next 30 days, and if for any reason you aren't satisfied I will give you a full refund of your money. So this is a risk free opportunity. 

So if you would like to instantly take your beats to the next level, click the "Take This Course" button and enroll now!

P.S. Every second you wait someone else is going even harder to reach their dreams. Leap ahead of the competition and enroll in this course now! You won't be disappointed.

- Joseph / EvaJ

What are the requirements?

  • You Don't Need To Know Anything About The Piano Or Music Theory

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play Any Major or Minor Scale on the Piano
  • Play Any Major or Minor Triad (3-note chord) on the Piano
  • Invert Triads (3-note chords) to 1st and 2nd inversion
  • Incorporate Popular Chord Progressions, Scales, and Chords into Your Beats or Music Production Arsenal

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone With a God Given Talent To Create Music
  • Anyone Who Feels Hindered Musically
  • Producers That Want To Learn The Basics of Music Theory and The Piano For The Purpose Producing More Advanced Beats

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Course Introduction

Welcome to Music Theory For Beat Makers: Unlock Your Musical Potential Course. This lecture will help you understand more what to expect to gain after completing this course. Right here on Udemy you will learn how to play scales and basic chords in any key on the piano or keyboard. You will also learn what inversions and progressions are and how to apply these music theory principles and piano techniques to your music production to make better beats!


Listen to this beat that we will make using all the principles taught in this course. After completing this music production course on how to easily understand music theory, you will be able to unlock your full musical potential and upgrade your beats to new levels that should open more doors for music production business eventually.

Section 2: Understanding The Basics of The Piano

This lecture will give you a through understanding of all the keys on the piano and how to find middle C. Though to some these may seem like basic concepts, they are building blocks. So pay attention every concept is needed to go to the next level.


Understand more about the piano.


This is one of the most important lectures of this course. Please pay attention and revisit it as much as needed. After completion you will have the keys to the city so to speak. Understanding how to count half steps and whole steps will help you play chords, scales, and almost anything else you want to do. This has to become like second natural.

Section 3: Simple Formulas You Can Use to Play Chords & Scales

Play any major scale.


Play any minor scale.


Play any minor basic chord.


Play any basic major chord.

Section 4: Next Level Music Theory Techniques

We will cover what an inversion is and how to play them on the piano.


Learn what progressions are and the importance of knowing them.


Most popular music today is made up of chord progressions. After completing this lecture you will know one of the most popular chord progressions discovered.

Section 5: How to Use What You Learned To Make Better Beats!

Kill the game.

Using Chords And Progressions In Your Music Production

Keep God first and take your beats to the next level.

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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.  He also works as an A&R Consultant for MTC Empire where he helps artists, producers, songwriters, indie labels, and musicians get the proper tools, resources, and leverage to excel in the music industry.  

"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

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