Basic Music Theory
The Music Theory Course is the first step into the world of music. This course will encompass that basic knowledge necessary for the understanding of music and sound. As a student you'll learn notation, song form, structure, as well as a developing ear-training skills. By the end of the course you'll be able to understand the construction of music and will be able to communicate effectively with musicians, producers, engineers, programmers, and any other professional in the music world.
DAWs / Garage Band, Logic Studio or Ableton
DAWs course explores a variation of digital audio workstations such as Garage Band, Logic Studio and Ableton. DAWs are softwares typically used as modern day multi track tape recorders and to create electronic music on. As the lesson progresses the student will pick a DAW that they feel most comfortable learning with; becoming more fluent with it's quick keys and features, allowing him/her to navigate rather quickly through the DAW.
In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material. Short sections of material can be repeated to create osinato patterns. In this lesson you will explore how to use these to arrange a song. This lesson has been known to strengthen arrangement techniques and many other areas for a student in this field.
MIDI is a technical standard that allows a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another. Here we will go over how it applies in the DAWs and how you can use it to help make your musical creativity go beyond with what you can already do with audio files.
In this lesson the student will learn how to use synthesis, time based processors and samplers to create new sounds.
The Recording lesson explores various ways to capture sound and how you can acoustically use it to create some interesting textures. Once you complete this lesson, you will also learned various mic techniques to capture the very best quality sound you can get at it's source. There is also a whole other art and psychological side to working with musicians and vocalists in which you will pick up on in this lesson as well.
After you have gone through the earlier lessons, you'll have quite a few ideas written and recorded but now its time to get it all properly structured. There are various forms of arrangement and structures. There are also ways to improve it. You will perfect what you already have laid out from the lessons before and choose what kind of structure you'd like to make out of it.
The Mixing lesson explores diverse ways to go about blending your various instruments, elements, and sounds. You will learn how to make them coincide together to avoid your sounds from masking one another. After this lesson, you'll learn how every sound has its own space and how you can go about finding what is needed to achieve a clean mix/blend of your song.
By the end of the course, the student will be more efficient at recording, using quick keys, being an audio engineer, song writer and music producer.
We can explore any genres from Electronica to Hip Hop, Techno, Trap, House, Electro House, Trance, Juke, Trip-Hop, Dubstep, DnB, Moombahton, Reggaeton, Dance Hall, Dub, Minimal Tech, Pop and more or even fuse any of them together. We can also incorporate anything from samba to keduro for example.