ADSR Sounds - Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers (2013)
Have you ever had musical ideas in your head but didn’t have the knowledge to actually write the music? The ability to write your own music isn’t as hard as you might think. In this 3 hour course you will discover the fundamentals of music theory and learn how to turn just a few chords and a simple melody into a full track. This 2 part video not only comes with the knowledge of music theory and how to use it in an actual track, but we also included a section on how to practice these techniques. This course is split into 2 sections, Part 1: Music Theory and Part 2: Using Music Theory to Make a Full Fledged Electronic Track. In this tutorial we will show you how you can transform yourself into a real producer with real music knowledge.
Once we cover all the music theory in Part 1, Kid Zero will take a few chords and melodies and transform them from being just a few notes on the piano to a full 4 minute track.
This tutorial will focus on making a progressive house track, but everything you learn can be applied to any style of music.
Part 1 - Music Theory
2. Understanding whole steps and half steps
3. Identifying major and minor chords
4. Singing a note and building a major or minor chord around it
6. Taking a major or minor scale and playing a melody over it
8. Coming up with a tune
Part 2 - Producing The Track
1. Before we jump into the music
2. Lets talk structure
3. Starting with the breadown build ups
4. FX and drums
5. Drop Section
6. Adding an intro to our song
7. Mastering the track