Music Theory for Electronic Musicians
A class designed for the electronic musician that want to take their tracks to the next level.
A class designed for the electronic musician that wants to take their tracks to the next level. In this class we will focus on learning how to organize pitches and rhythms to make dynamic and interesting melodies and harmonies. No experience with music theory is necessary. Playing an instrument and reading music is also not necessary. We will be focusing on how to use your DAW as your instrument to create with.
For years I’ve been teaching Ableton Live in the college classroom. As a University Professor, my classes are sought after, and, frankly, expensive. I believe Music Theory can be learned by anyone, and cost shouldn’t be a barrier.
- Using the Piano Roll Editor
- Finding C and Middle C
- The Perfect 5th
- What it means to be “in key”
- Moveable Patterns
- Major and Minor Intervals
- Building Triads
- Chord Progressions
- 7th Chords
- … And much more!!!
J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater.
He currently as an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, Macphail Academy of Music, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.
Praise for other classes by J. Anthony Allen:
“I’ve had Live Lite for a while but never quite understood how to use it because of the different options in how to arrange audio. This course explains exactly how to do that and get the most out of Live.”
“Great overview – I would start here for sure if you are just getting your feet wet with live. clear and to the point. session walkthroughs are great. looking forward to more”
“I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going thru this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me.”
Access to a DAW: any program will do. (GarageBand, logic, pro tools, ardour, ableton live, etc.)
What Will You Get From This Course:
- Over 31 lectures and 3 hours of content!
- By the end of this course, you will have improved your tracks by understanding how to build chords and melodies that work together.
- Any level of musician
- No experience reading notes required.
|Section 1: Understanding Music Theory from an Electronic Music perspective|
|The Piano Roll Editor||FREE||00:05:54|
|The Black Keys (not the band)||00:07:40|
|Finding C and Middle C||FREE||00:05:46|
|Section 1 Summary||00:03:19|
|Section 2: The Perfect 5th, and Being "In Key"|
|The Perfect Fifth||FREE||00:05:43|
|Being “In Key”||00:04:36|
|The Pattern of a Key||00:06:31|
|Section 3: More With Keys, The Third, and The Basic Triad|
|The Major and Minor Third||00:04:05|
|Section 4: Diatonic Chord Progressions|
|What is Diatonic?||00:03:52|
|Finding All The Chords||00:08:46|
|Example Song Analysis No. 1||00:09:36|
|Section 5: 7th Chords|
|7th Chords Overview||00:04:00|
|Diatonic 7th Chords||00:08:03|
|Maj7 (Major 7) Example||00:01:37|
|Dominant 7th Chords||00:05:48|
|Blues and the 7th Chord||00:01:57|
|Section 6: The Other Intervals|
|Song Analysis No. 2||00:15:33|
|Section 7: Wrap Up|
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