Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers - The Complete Course!

Tomas George, Music Production Instructor

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46 Videos (8h 39m)
    • Introduction

      0:58
    • Keyboard Layout and Octaves

      9:52
    • Basic Music Theory Terms

      8:07
    • Working out Major Scales

      9:29
    • Perfect 5ths

      6:42
    • The 3rd

      25:18
    • Chords and Inversions

      29:20
    • Chord Progressions

      21:20
    • Inversions

      10:26
    • 7th Chords

      9:48
    • Perfect 4ths

      4:36
    • Minor Scales

      8:09
    • Chords in the Natural Minor scale

      14:13
    • Harmonic and Melodic Minor

      9:30
    • Chord Extensions

      8:09
    • Suspended Chords

      2:40
    • Circle of 5ths

      8:23
    • Write the Chords, then the Melody

      14:13
    • Write the Melody, then the Chords

      19:56
    • Arpeggios

      8:00
    • Writing Bass Parts

      11:35
    • Writing Bass Riffs and Adapting Melodies

      17:05
    • Song Analysis - Chords

      25:17
    • Song Analysis - Melody

      11:59
    • Song Analysis - Arrangement

      7:58
    • Song 2 Analysis - Arrangement

      5:04
    • Song 2 Analysis - Chords

      11:45
    • Song 2 Analysis - Melodies

      10:48
    • Song 3 Analysis - Chords

      15:24
    • Song 3 Analysis - Melodies and Arrangement

      14:27
    • Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 1

      17:17
    • Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 2

      18:47
    • Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 3

      18:49
    • Create a Song from a Drum Beat - Part 4

      9:46
    • Create a Song from a Chord Progression

      29:16
    • Create a Song from a Melody

      22:46
    • Modes Intro

      4:10
    • Ionian

      0:43
    • Dorian

      4:31
    • Phrygian

      2:09
    • Lydian

      1:35
    • Mixolydian

      2:13
    • Aeolian

      0:39
    • Locrian

      1:50
    • Dorian Mode Example

      9:12
    • Pentatonic Scales

      14:44

About This Class

Learning how to write and create music effectively will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it.

In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of Music Theory and ideas techniques and formulas to use when creating your own electronic music to allow you more options. You'll learn the beauty and the power of music theory that's used by professionals today. 

This course will cover such topics as major scales, minor scales, major chords, minor chords, diminished chords, chord progressions, modulation, relative majors, relative minors, modes, song analyse, deconstructed several tracks, writing a song from a drum beat, how to write a song from a chord progression, how to write a song from a melody, how to write melodies, how to write harmonies, how to work out keys and scales, pentatonic scales, and more. 

What you'll learn in this course will make you a better music producer, and improve your songwriting abilities in any Digital Audio Workstations!

Learn to love music theory and creating electronic music with these easy to learn techniques!

2 of 2 students recommendSee All

Two videos in and I am grateful to have learned so much already such as what a major scale is! I am excited to continue the class!
Jerry Banfield

Teaches 84 Skillshare Classes

A highly valuable course which demonstrates why music producers need to learn music theory. In just a few lessons, I understood how you can make seamless and nice sounding music just by knowing some important rules (TTSTTTS in conjunction with MmmMMmoM). Without this, it's easy to play a load of random notes that are ugly to the ear. Also great teacher, super explanations and very clear. Thanks Tomas!
Michael Suppo

Your Superhero on Skillshare - www.suppoman.com

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Tomas George

Music Production Instructor

Hi Tomas here. I'm a UK Music Producer, Sound Engineer and composer I've been producing and writing music now for over ten years. 

I have a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) in Music Composition.

I really enjoy creating and editing all types of music, but I especially love teaching it online.

My biggest course is 'The Complete Logic Pro X Guide: Go from Beginner to Advanced', where I take producers and musicians through Logic Pro X and show them on screen with me how to use this piece of software and create and record your own music. 

I'm also releasing my Complete Ableton Live 9 series which will show you the ins and outs of Ableton Live 9 and how to use it to create your own music.