Music Production And Making Beats
Producing music is a skill just like playing music. From writing and arranging to understanding orchestration, songwriting and software nuances, the ability to produce music and make killer beats are right at your fingertips with all the powerful digital tools available to you.
This class focuses on several key components of production software, including using a dashboard, controls, and file management, exploring instrument sounds, patches, and choosing combinations, inputting musical data, layering, loop, creating song form and format, mixing, and delivering the final product! Then dive into several important topics like orchestration, theme and development, harmony, recording live instruments/voice, MIDI, editing sound files, arranging, using click tracks, and even external hardware options (microphones, audio interfaces, etc.)
By the end of the class, you’ll learn the basics of production so that you can re-produce your favorite parts of your favorite songs, write your own beats and understand some concepts about sound design.
Topics covered include: Recording, song-writing, beat-making, editing, sound designing, mixing, audio engineering, sound effects, digital audio workstations, MIDI instruments, recording MIDI, publishing/sharing songs, composing, audio file management, microphone techniques, multi-track recording, DJing, creating loops and more.
This class is perfect for: This class is perfect for students who want to learn how to write and produce songs. Our focus in this class is creating simple songs, making simple beats and writing using production software, so if you’re a lover of pop and electronic music, you’ll have a great time. This class will build fundamental skills to help with composing and songwriting. It will also cover the basics of how to record, edit and mix audio and understand the basics of audio engineering and sound effects. Students must be old enough to have basic computer operating skills. While not necessary, attendees will find it helpful to know the very basics of music notation, songwriting elements like pitch, rhythm and understanding of verse/chorus, and have some familiarity with bass lines and chords. This class is also great if you want to learn how to record, edit and mix audio and understand the basics of audio engineering and sound effects. Students must be old enough to have basic computer operating skills and a strong interest in learning songwriting is critical.
After this class, you will be able to: Master the basics of production to record, edit, and mix audio, Cover the basics of recording, editing, and audio engineering, Cover or write beats or loops by using software instruments and drum tools or by recording live instruments and/or voices, Learn how to use MIDI instruments, Explore how to work with the different sounds and create something unique, Share their songs with family, friends and the world!
When class is over, it’s important to make sure you have all the tools and resources available to maintain a positive learning trajectory.
In addition to signing up for and attending an online group music class, attendees will have the option to purchase a recording of the class, to help reinforce all the concepts covered and never forget a thing! This way, you can access the content and information whenever you need it at any time.
Take the class. Get the video. You’re all set!
Need a quick refresher of something you did in a class? Did you forget a chord, a fingering, or short melodic phrase?
Office Hours are short, 15-minute scheduled online “lessons” that serve the primary purpose of getting quick, extra help, better explanations, or short refreshers from a teacher outside of your normal class or lesson time. Office Hours can only be scheduled as an online session and are not available for in-home.
Office hours are a great way to follow up with a teacher after an online class to get a one-on-one explanation of complicated concepts.