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Music Theory for Electronic Music COMPLETE: Parts 1, 2, & 3

Electronic music theory, digital music theory, and dance music theory. Learn music theory with ableton live and more!
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Jason Allen
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By the end of this course, you will have improved your tracks by understanding how to build chords and melodies that work together.
Understand and apply minor chords
Use the circle of fifths to generate new ideas for your own tracks
Work within minor keys to write compelling melodies and basslines
The Piano Roll editor
Octaves
Using Octaves in Bass Lines
The Black Keys (not the band!)
Finding C and Middle C
The Perfect 5th
Finding Fifths
Being "in key"
The pattern of a key
Moveable Patterns
The major and minor third
Building triads
Chord progressions
What is diatonic?
Finding all the chords in a key
Using roman numerals
Inversions
7th chords
Maj7 and minor 7th chords
Dominant 7th chords
Blues and the 7th chord
Analysis: Shame On Me (Avicii)
Minor scales
Relative keys
Minor diatonic chord progressions
Analysis: Ghosts N Stuff (Deadmau5)
Changing keys in your track
Analysis: Get Luck (Daft Punk)
9th and 13th chords
Suspended Chords
Writing melodies for chord progressions
Writing chord progressions for melodies
Bass lines
Analysis: Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)
Modes
How modes work
Producing with Modes
Pentatonic Scales
Chromatic Mediants
Creating music with music theory
Exotic scales

** UDEMY BEST SELLER **

Welcome to the MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPLETE Guide!

This course is a combination of all three of my Music Theory for Electronic Musicians classes: Music Theory for Electronic Musicians, and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 2, and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 3. 

In this class we learn how to work with the piano roll editor in a DAW to make harmonies, melodies, and whole tracks, and then we expand on those ideas and work with harmonic patterns (harmony) that is more rich than just major and minor. 

Production Techniques Through Theory
The most important part of this class is an extensive foray into using these techniques in actual tracks. I’ll be creating 9 tracks through this class, right along with you, each using a different technique so you can see exactly how I incorporate it right into my music.

Full Sessions
After each production project, I’ll give you the whole session of what I made using the techniques for you to play with. You can download it, expand on it, re-work it, and even release it as your work.

If Your Music is Missing Something, This is Probably It.
If you are finding that you are writing track after track, and while they sound good, there is something they are missing – then this it. You are missing the sense of harmony that professional producers have. In this class, I’ll arm you with all the tools you need to produce those tracks just like you imagine them.

Who should take this course?  
Anyone interested in producing their own music. This will get you up and running and give your tracks a unique sound in no time.

Structure 
This course consists of video lectures, which all contain a session in Ableton Live 9. If you are using a different program (or none at all), no worries! This isn’t a class on how to use Ableton Live, and the concepts can be applied to any DAW.

Some of the step-by-step guides in this course will be:

  • Finding notes, chords, and keys in your audio program

  • The 7 intervals and how to put them together

  • The steps to finding the key of your track (or any track!)

  • The most common chord progressions

  • The steps to using inversions to take your track from good to amazing.

  • The 4 types of 7th chords

  • The top techniques for writing a melody to fit a chord progression (and vice-versa!)

  • The 7 modes and their uses

  • 19 Exotic scales and how to use them (include MIDI files!)

The course is a roadmap to finding the missing piece in your tracks, or just getting started making great tracks.

All the tools you need to make, produce, and start your music career are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences – not just academic theory.

Please click the “Take This Course” button so you can start making great tracks today.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market – or your money back (30 day money back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.

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Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  “It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get obsorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier.” – M. Shah

⇢  “Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts… It’s the best investment in leveling up my skills so far..” – Z. Palce

⇢  “Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed.” – A. Tóth

⇢  “VERY COOL. I’ve waiting for years to see a good video course, now I don’t have to wait anymore. Thank You!” – Jeffrey Koury

  “I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!” – A. Deichsel

⇢  “The basics explained very clearly – loads of really useful tips!” – J. Pook

⇢  “Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!” M. Smith

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Welcome & Overview

1
Class Overview
2
Asking Questions

Understanding Music Theory from an Electronic Music perspective

1
The Piano Roll Editor
2
Octaves
3
Using Octaves
4
The Black Keys (not the band)
5
Finding C and Middle C
6
Section 1 Summary

The Perfect 5th, and Being "In Key"

1
The Perfect Fifth
2
Finding Fifths
3
Being "In Key"
4
The Pattern of a Key
5
Fifth Examples

More With Keys, The Third, and The Basic Triad

1
Moveable Patterns
2
The Major and Minor Third
3
Building Triads
4
Chord Progressions

Diatonic Chord Progressions

1
What is Diatonic?
2
Finding All The Chords
3
Roman Numerals
4
Example Song Analysis No. 1
5
Inversions

7th Chords

1
7th Chords Overview
2
Diatonic 7th Chords
3
Maj7 (Major 7) Example
4
Dominant 7th Chords
5
Blues and the 7th Chord

The Other Intervals

1
The Fourth
2
The Second
3
The Sixth
4
Song Analysis No. 2

Part 1 Wrap Up

1
Part 1 Wrap Up

Part 2: Welcome & Overview

1
Welcome to Part 2

Minor Scales & Keys

1
Minor Scales
2
Relative Keys
3
Minor Diatonic Chord Progressions
4
The Case of the Melodic and Harmonic Minor Scales

Analysis: Ghosts N Stuff (Deadmau5)

1
Analysis: Ghosts N Stuff (Deadmau5)

The Circle of Fifths

1
Why? What We Know So Far
2
Changing Keys in Your Track

Analysis: Get Lucky (Daft Punk)

1
Analysis: Get Lucky (Daft Punk)

A Few More Chord Extensions

1
7th Chords in Minor
2
9ths and 13ths
3
Suspended Chords
4
Reading a Chord Chart
5
Cluster and Unnamed Chords

Analysis: Everything You Do is a Balloon (Boards of Canada)

1
Analysis: Everything You Do is a Balloon (Boards of Canada)

Melody Writing

1
Writing Melodies for Chord Progressions
2
Writing Chord Progressions for Melodies
3
Counter Melody: Arpeggiation

Analysis: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Skrillex)

1
Analysis: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Skrillex)

Bass Lines

1
Follow the Root Note
2
Bass Riffs
3
Get Muddy

Analysis: Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)

1
Analysis: Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)

Chromaticism

1
Chromaticism

Part 2 Wrap Up

1
Part 2 Wrap Up

Part 3: Welcome and Overview

1
Part 3: Introduction
2
Working with the Piano Roll Editor
3
Major and minor chords, scales, and keys
4
Diatonic Chord Progressions

Modes! New Harmonic Territories

1
Introduction to New Harmonic Ideas
2
How Modes Work
3
History of Modes
4
The Ionian Mode
5
The Dorian Mode
6
The Phrygian Mode
7
The Lydian Mode
8
The Mixolydian Mode
9
The Aeolian Mode
10
The Locrian Mode

Using Modes

1
A word about analysis projects in this class
2
Producing with Modes
3
Example Track Using Modes
4
[DOWNLOAD] Full Session
5
Example Track Using Modes
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