Music Composition Course – 14 Hours (Online 121)


The Music Composition Course contains 14 hours of Online 121 learning that will take place over Zoom. Software Required: Ableton Live 11/12 or Logic Pro (For other DAWs please contact us first) A good stable internet connection is required to get the best experience. If you have any questions please get in contact before booking.

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Write memorable music.

Learn the essential parts of music theory in this 14 hour online 121 on subjects such as rhythm, scales, chords and writing melodies to help you create catchy, memorable compositions. 

A limited understanding of music theory can stifle any music producers progress towards creating interesting and popular music, but a lot of music theory courses focus on topics that may be more relevant to musicians than music producers. 

This course is designed to focus on the practical elements of music theory used in the creation of electronic music. In this course you will learn about rhythms, swing, keys, chords, writing basslines, writing melodies and hooks too.

You will also learn how to work out the key of any audio sample and transpose it into another key whilst also time stretching the sample in time. This is extremely useful when working with acapellas or when remixing another track as sometimes the  key information found online can be incorrect. 

On top of this you will also learn how to structure and arrange your ideas into a flowing, coherent piece of music with ease and learn how to analyse other songs to learn their secrets. 

Course Goal: Understand scales and utilise music theory to create complex compositions.

Lesson Plan

1 – Rhythm

Learn about rhythmic terminology and how to implement note lengths, syncopation and swing into drum patterns in different genres. 

2 – Keys and Scales

An introduction to pitch, keys and scales including basic modes and intervals.  

3 – Chords

Basic and extended chord creation, how to use chord inversions and common chord progressions.  

4 – Basslines

How to create basslines from existing chords or from scratch using syncopation and rhythmic linking. 

5 – Melody

How to create melodies to fit with existing chord progressions and how to generate melodies using creative techniques.

6 – Structure and Arrangement

Analysis of a track within your genre to learn about structure music and arrange your elements in a logical way.   

7 – Acapella Transition

Learn how to identify the key of an audio file or acapella and transpose it to fit with a pre-existing track. 

Additional Software

Ableton Live 11/12 and Logic Pro contain all the plugins required for this course. This course is transferable across most DAWs that have good MIDI editing software.