Ableton Theory: Essential Electronic Music Beat-Making Genres on Push 2 | Will Edwards | Skillshare

Ableton Theory: Essential Electronic Music Beat-Making Genres on Push 2

Will Edwards, Artist. Creative Problem Solver. Musician

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12 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction to Beats and Measures

      2:38
    • Downbeats and Upbeats

      1:27
    • Syncopation Explained

      1:00
    • Quantize and Swing

      1:29
    • Push2 Tutorial: Back Beat

      1:55
    • Push 2 Tutorial: House Beat

      2:53
    • Push 2 Tutorial: Techno Beat

      2:55
    • Push 2 Tutorial: Trance Beat

      2:31
    • Push 2 Tutorial: Garage Beat

      4:17
    • Push 2 Tutorial: 2-Step Beat

      2:43
    • Push 2 Tutorial: Jungle/Drum 'n Bass Beat

      1:46
    • Push 2 Tutorial: Dubstep Beat

      3:15

About This Class

Learn how to craft essential beat loops for 7 of the most impactful electronic music genres:

  • House
  • Techno
  • Trance
  • Garage
  • 2-Step
  • Jungle/Drum 'n Bass
  • Dubstep

Learn to recognize how these beats share common traits (including their historical ties to disco and R&B's backbeat.  This course is designed to make each beat very clear to students who can follow along on Ableton's Push 2.  When you're done with the course, you'll be able to craft beats that will recreate the signature rhythms of all the 7 electronic music genres above.

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Will Edwards

Artist. Creative Problem Solver. Musician

I am a full-time professional musician who has broad teaching experience with guitar & bass students in rock, blues, jazz and many other genres. I perform live on bass, guitar and keyboards.  In addition, I perform live electronic music improvisation.  I've devoted over 26 years to my own well-rounded musical education, focusing on a mastery of all aspects of modern music - from music theory to ear training; from live performance to composition and practice routines.<...

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