Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 4: Twists and Turns | Jason Allen | Skillshare

Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 4: Twists and Turns

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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38 Lessons (2h 27m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:54
    • 2. Tools

      2:04
    • 3. How To Use This Class

      1:45
    • 4. What Are Non-Chord Tones

      4:24
    • 5. Passing Tones

      7:23
    • 6. Neighbor Tones

      4:04
    • 7. Blurring The Lines

      3:19
    • 8. Passing Chords

      5:59
    • 9. Neighbor Chords

      3:23
    • 10. What Are Suspensions

      1:37
    • 11. Rhythmic Displacement

      5:37
    • 12. Suspensions

      6:00
    • 13. Appoggiatura

      2:36
    • 14. Going Downhill

      2:02
    • 15. Mess Things Up!

      2:07
    • 16. What are Cadences?

      2:55
    • 17. The Perfect Authentic Cadence

      5:54
    • 18. The Imperfect Authentic Cadence

      1:24
    • 19. The Half Cadence

      2:44
    • 20. The Plagal Cadence

      3:00
    • 21. Deceptive Cadences

      2:44
    • 22. What are Sequences?

      5:15
    • 23. Why Use Sequences?

      5:57
    • 24. The Ascending Fifth And Descending Fourth

      5:16
    • 25. Descending Fifth And Ascending Fourth Cadences

      6:32
    • 26. Going Further Down The Staircase

      6:27
    • 27. Descending Fifth Sequences In Minor

      6:06
    • 28. Chromatic Descending Fifth Sequences

      9:52
    • 29. Using A Fifth Progression For A Quick Key Change

      4:02
    • 30. Descending Third Sequences

      4:06
    • 31. Descending Third Sequences In Minor

      4:57
    • 32. Ascending Third Progressions

      3:02
    • 33. Progressions By Seconds

      1:15
    • 34. Combining Sequences

      2:03
    • 35. Analysis: Pacalbel Canon

      4:09
    • 36. What Comes Next?

      1:28
    • 37. Thanks for Watching!

      0:55
    • 38. Bonus Lecture

      0:36
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About This Class

Welcome to the MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC Guide - Part 4!

In this class we are going to focus on turning chord progressions into an expressive element of the track, and not just "blocks" of harmony. We will add some new chords, look at passing tones and a few kinds of suspensions, and a kind of "out of the box" chord progression called a Sequence. This will make writing chords a whole lot easier!

If Your Music is Missing Something, This is Probably It.

If you are finding that you are writing track after track, and while they sound good, there is something they are missing - then this it. You are missing the sense of harmony that professional producers have. In this class, I'll arm you with all the tools you need to produce those tracks just like you imagine them.

Who should take this course?  
Anyone interested in producing their own music. This will get you up and running and give your tracks a unique sound in no time.

Structure 
This course consists of video lectures, which all contain a session in Ableton Live 10. If you are using a different program (or none at all), no worries! This isn't a class on how to use Ableton Live, and the concepts can be applied to any DAW.

Topics include:

  • Non-chord Tones in Chords

  • Passing Tones

  • Neighbor Tones

  • Passing Chords

  • Neighbor Chords

  • Suspensions

  • Appoggiaturas

  • Cadences

  • Half Cadences

  • Plagal Cadences

  • Sequences

  • Progressions by a Fifth Sequence

  • Progressions by  a Fourth Sequence

  • Progressions by a Third Sequence

  • ... And much more!!!

The course is a roadmap to finding the missing piece in your tracks, or just getting started making great tracks.

All the tools you need to make, produce, and start your music career are included in this course, and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can start making great tracks today.

 

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