Music Theory for Electronic Musicians

Learn to master harmony for producing great tracks
Course Created by J. Anthony
J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. J. 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, J. performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself.

J. teaches at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is a co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.

J. 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.

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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.

Course Objectives

  • By the end of this course, you will have improved your tracks by understanding how to build chords and melodies that work together.

Who Is This For?

  • Any level of musician
  • No experience reading notes required.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Lecture 1: Class Overview

  • Lesson 1
    Orientation
    06:41

Chapter 2: Understanding Music Theory from an Electronic Music Perspective

  • Lesson 2
    Music Theory Part 1
    26:33
  • Lesson 3
    Music Theory Part 2
    30:29

Chapter 3: Diatonicism

  • Lesson 4
    Music Theory Part 3
    37:40
  • Lesson 5
    Music Theory Part 4
    42:02

Chapter 4: 7th Chords and the other intervals

  • Lesson 6
    Music Theory Part 5
    22:13
  • Lesson 7
    Music Theory Part 6
    28:56
  • Lesson 8
    Wrap up!

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