Music fundamentals - ONLINE

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Next music fundamentals course starts january 9th 2017

Are you frustrated when it's time to make a bassline or write a chord progression? Do you ever ask yourself why certain melodies or chords create a certain emotional response? Understanding how music works will help you get your ideas out faster and allow you to develop you own unique sound. This course was built for the modern day producer.  By the end of the course, you will understand how melodies, chords and notes work and how to best use them.  

DETAILS

Learn the building blocks of music - beats, melody and harmony for the modern day producer.
12 weeks
12 lessons
2 year access to course content + updates
Instructor: Enoque Carrancho
Price: $899 CAD - $690 USD (approximately) - £511 GBP (approximately)
Start Dates: February 27 - May 22 2017, April 17 - July 10 2017


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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Producers interested in understanding notes and scales
  • Producers interested in understanding rhythm and beat creation
  • Producers interested in understanding the keyboard
  • Producers interested in learning about melody and harmony
  • Producers interested in learning about emotion, tension and release

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Headphones / Studio Monitors
  • Personal Computer or Mac
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite (purchase a discounted EDU version from  Beat Drop)
  • MIDI controller
  • Prior musical experience or knowledge of Live is not required

HOW IT WORKS

  • Every week we unlock a new lesson including, videos, project files, worksheets, samples and assignments
  • The instructor will provide 1-on-1 video feedback on assignments every second week 
  • During the course you will have six 15 minute 1-on-1 video chats with your instructor
  • Group chats will be held every second week to ask specific questions and go over assignments
  • You can network and collaborate with your classmates on a daily basis in our private online classroom
  • You will have lifetime access to this course's resources and 12 week's of access to the instructor.

HOW MUCH TIME A WEEK SHOULD I BUDGET?

  • Each lesson will contain 30 minutes to 1.5 hours of video lectures. You can review whenever you wish and as often as you want.
  • Assignments will take between 15 minutes to 1.5 hours. Submission of assignments is optional however, for every assignment you submit you will receive personalized video feedback on your assignment.
  • Each week there is either a group online chat (1 hour) or 1on1 chat (15 minute) with your instructor.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THIS COURSE?

  • You will have 12 weeks with access to the instructor
  • You will have lifetime access to the online videos and resources.

UPON FINISHING THE CLASS YOU WILL KNOW

  • How to harmonize melodies
  • How to break down and interpret more complex harmonies
  • How to create harmonic interest through substitution
  • How to create rhythmic interest through variations
  • How to better manage an manipulate automation and effects in Ableton (Arpeggiators, for example.)
  • How to use different chord voicings to create various styles of music
  • Many classic chord changes, and how to alter them to create new ones
  • What makes different genres and styles of music sound the way they do

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Simplifying Complex Harmony and Rhythms
  • Intermediate Harmonic Theory
  • Voice Leading
  • Polyrhythms and Intermediate Rhythmic Analysis
  • The DNA of Music – Analysis and Creation of Influential Genres
  • Advice for Finding Great Samples
  • Keyboard Exercises
  • Ear Training

TESTIMONIALS
 

"I came into this class completely lost on how to make melodies and nothing about chord structure. It only took a few classes until I felt so much more comfortable using my keyboard and making melodies. Based off of what learned I was able to visualize the chord progressions when in the music that I was listening to!"
-Taurean

“If you’re interested in building a holistic understanding of how music works, Beat Drop’s Music Fundamentals is great.  The teaching is passionate and covers a wide amount of information.
-Jeremy

“This course has helped me over come walls that have held me back and I feel excited about the future. Music Fundamentals has changed my perspective on music.”
 -Stephen

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