Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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7 Videos (3h 14m)
    • Welcome & Overview

      6:40
    • The Keyboard Layout, Middle C, and Octaves

      26:32
    • The Perfect 5th, and being "In Key"

      30:28
    • More with Keys, The Third, and the Basic Triad

      37:39
    • Diatonic Chord Progressions & Inversions

      42:01
    • 7th Chords

      22:12
    • The Other Intervals

      28:55

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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A good overview of the stuff you don't care about, but need to.
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I think J is likeable. That's why I enjoy his classes. In this class, quality really could be better. But the content is great. Thanks.
This class is amazing and well explained, I think I'm very lucky to fin this course, I want to thank you Jason for your help !!

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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 he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.

In 2014, Allen was a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator of the Year.

J. Anthony Allen teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Instructor. He has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.

Born and raised in Michigan, Allen has worked with many forms of interactive media including audio, video, installation and dance. Mr. Allen’s work has been experienced all over the world, and has been called “a study in ominous sound and motion,”(Baltimore Sun) “An aural hallucinogen,” (Minnesota Public Radio) and “A beautiful and engaging use of technology. ” (Cogapp: The Art and Science Blog). In 2003 Allen joined the team of the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art where he was the assistant director and lead producer through 2009.