COMPREHENSIVE BEGINNERS Music Production INSTRUCTION
This course is meant to teach entry-level music production. In these 10 courses you will be introduced to a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), Audio & Midi Files, Introduction to Music Theory, Sampling, and Recording. Students are expected to practice on their own at home as a way to enhance instruction retention and skills.
WHAT YOU NEED TO START
This is an Entry Level Class and therefore does not require the student have experience or be knowledgeable about music production before attending.
As a result of this of the class students will be able to:
- Navigate the DAW of Choice
- Understand Basic Music Theory
- Utilize MIDI and Audio Files
- Create Drum Patterns
- Sample Songs & Various Audio Files
- Record Vocals & Instruments
WHERE THE WORK HAPPENS
It is important to practice outside of class to benefit fully from the information that is taught. Music Production is skill that requires consistent practice and attention or else you will lose the technical skill required to progress.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Discuss the different functions of a DAW
- Introduction to key commands & navigation
- Introduction to sample libraries and virtual instruments.
- Introduction to audio file arrangement
- Introduction to creating drum patterns and audio loops
- Review of key commands & general DAW navigation
- Introduction to MIDI and it’s uses
- How to record MIDI using a keyboard or drum pad
- Manipulating MIDI data to create melodies
- Review previous class materials
- Introduction to the theory of audio sampling
- Manipulating audio files using reverse, pitch-shifting, effects, and resampling
- Review of the DAW and assessing proficiency on DAW usage
- Create a simple instrumental utilizing all skills learned up to this point
- Review course materials from previous 5 classes and discuss challenging material
- Student is given a folder of various samples, presets, and loops to create their own instrumentals and loops
- Student will create an original song and arrangement using the prescribed tools.
- Student will create a new instrumental with more advanced techniques than the previous class
- Instructor will choose one of the two instrumentals created by the student to enhance further
- Student will shape the instrumental further by adding additional musical elements, breaks, drops, and more movement.
- The student or a friend of the student will record vocals on top of the students instrumental to create a final product for the class.
- Professionally record students chosen song.