P2P | October 14 2016 | 5.79 GB

As an educator and musician I’m always working on developing and honing my own skills. This has me on a search for better and better teachers as I learn and grow. I’m excited to share that I’m bringing one of my very own teachers to the table to share his wisdom and expertise with you. I’m thrilled to introduce Ray Harmony, who’ll be teaching our newest course, Music Hacking for Electronic Musicians!

For the past year, I’ve been blessed to be working with Ray on Music theory and composition. Even though I’ve been a musician my whole life, the impact that working with Ray has had on my music, and my understanding of music, has been “nothing short of unreal”.

Music theory is the language of music, and if you’re making music, you’re using music theory. Music Hacking for Electronic Musicians is for everyone from complete beginners to professional producers who make music by ear and want to learn how to use the power of music theory to elevate their songwriting. This course will inspire and empower you to confidently create faultless songs on a watertight foundation of music theory.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Compose flawless melodies and chord progressions
  • Apply relevant music theory hacks to raise your songwriting to a professional level
  • Make songs that stand out musically by using methods unknown in electronic music
  • Unleash your full creative force and keep your music fresh
  • Develop your own musical style
  • Inspire yourself by tapping into the limitless well of musical ideas
  • Say goodbye to “writer’s block” once and for all
  • Analyze your favourite musicians/producers and learn their musical tricks
  • Fluently communicate using the language of music

What You'll Get

  • All the MIDI files created to use and work with in your own music
  • 4 x 3 hour webinar recordings, including, dedicated question and answer periods with Ray during each module
  • Lifetime access to the webinar recordings of each module!
  • A PDF with all of the songwriting hacks learned throughout the 4 modules
  • A pre-release of Ray’s “Hack Music Theory, Part 1: Learn scales & chords in 30 minutes” eBook (“The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!” – Derek Sivers (CD Baby founder, TED speaker, author)
  • Student Discounts of 20-60% off our partners and third party plugin providers! (including Ableton Live & iZotope software, xFer’s Serum Synth and more!)

Course Curriculum

  • Module 1 – Chord Hacking
    • Shortcut for all chords in all keys
    • Composing impeccable chord progressions
    • How to say No to boring block chords
    • Re-arranging notes to make chords flow
    • Turning enemy chords into friends
    • Root notes vs. Bass notes
  • Module 2 – Bass Hacking
    • Going beyond root note bass lines
    • Motif hunting & what to do when you catch one
    • Composing flawless melodies
    • Drums after bass, never before
    • Syncopating bass/drums for originality
    • Adding layers with countering synth lines
  • Module 3 – Vocal Hacking
    • What makes a great vocal line
    • Composing catchy yet creative melodies
    • Listening to what the song wants
    • How to hunt for vocal motifs
    • Writing lyrics and hooks
    • Adding countering backup vocals
  • Module 4 – Song Hacking
    • Making a bassline to a chord progression
    • Making a chord progression to a bassline
    • Why one scale does not fit all sections
    • How to pick scales for different sections
    • Modulations that don’t suck
    • Song structure and arrangement


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