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Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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8 Videos (3h 15m)
    • Welcome & Overview

    • The Keyboard Layout, Middle C, and Octaves

    • The Perfect 5th, and being "In Key"

    • More with Keys, The Third, and the Basic Triad

    • Diatonic Chord Progressions & Inversions

    • 7th Chords

    • We Interrupt This Class...

    • The Other Intervals


About This Class

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.


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Your classes alone make it worth signing up for Skillshare. Not only is this is exactly the learning material I was looking for, but you're an excellent teacher for it. Really excited to learn from your other content!
This class is a good jump-off point or a refresher. Jason explains well and the use of the piano roll is very helpful.
Very thorough





Jason Allen

PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of "glove" controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When ...

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