Best Free Music Composition Courses

Find the best online Free Music Composition Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

From Story to Screen: Producing a Professional Short Film

Step-by-step guide to producing a professional short film you can be proud of.

Created by Vicki Lau - Multi-Hyphenate Artist, VFX Pro, TEDx Speaker, Author


Students: 34005, Price: Free

How do you start from an idea and 1 you to 40+ crew members, and with more than 10,000 audience members and viewers of your short film?

If you aspire to make a short film that is not just going to be unseen, this course will reveal the steps, tips and tricks to making a professional short film that goes beyond the amateur film space and into the limelight of being seen.

Learn How to Create Your Short Story from Scratch, Avoid the Mistakes Made by Amateurs.

Learn through my very own directorial short debut sample The Painter (2014) on the extra steps and care that goes into creating a professional short production, as well as detailed production information you may need, to eventually work on bigger productions of your own.

Why This Course?

  • Taught by someone who used to be in your position, but has amassed 40 crew members out of nowhere, screened at multiple film festivals, all this, being just her first directorial debut short film
  • Step-by-step guide with actual production information and documents used
  • Detail insights and know-hows that would save you time and money when producing on a shoestring budget
  • Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students


Learn How to Become the Professional Short Filmmaker Everyone Wants to Work With.

You will Learn How:

  • To develop your own story idea
  • To plan for development and pre-production
  • Storyboards, budgeting and documentation come together
  • Find your cast and crew with little to no budget
  • Film insurances work
  • To shoot and wrap-up production
  • To plan for visual effects and sound in post-production
  • To plan for your short film release

Complete with additional resources, and a fun and engaging teaching style, students who complete the course will also be awarded with a bonus section - kind of like that bonus clip you sit through the entire credit roll at the end of a film.

If you participate in this course, you will walk away becoming more enlightened and empowered with these new insights and knowledge on how to professionally produce your own short story idea in your head to the silver screen.

The best part of it all - this course is utterly and ridiculously FREE.

Music Theory For Beginners

Arm yourself with the right foundation to pursue your musical dreams

Created by Nicole DiPaolo - Principal Theory Teacher at Liberty Park Music


Students: 19261, Price: Free

This course aims to equip beginners in music with the skill to read music and to understand music better. You will be introduced to the various elements on the music score, and we will guide you to learn all the basic theory topics, step by step. You do not have to know anything to take this course, except an interest in music theory!

We will be providing detailed video lessons with numerous practical examples for you to apply your new found knowledge in. This course can will take about a week to complete, and by the end of this course, you will be able to translate the symbols on a music score, into music on your instrument.

Music Composition 101: Fundamentals, Principles, and Myths

Demystifying music composition, film scoring, music production, and more

Created by Jason Allen - Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer


Students: 13925, Price: Free


Welcome to Music Composition 101: Fundamentals, Principals, and Myths. The complete guide to getting started in music composition.

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and develop it into something more. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, this class is perfect for you.

When most people think of a composer, they imagine someone sitting in a dusty attic with a grand piano, a big white wig, and the year is 1800. That might have been accurate back then, but the modern composer is just like you and me. In fact, I am one. 

In this course, I'll show you the techniques I use for writing music in a variety of styles and situations. I've worked with major American orchestras, film studios, and video game designers, so I've got more than a little experience. I'm also a PhD in music composition and a university professor (of music composition). 

Recently I was named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation's Music Educator of the Year award because of my in-person university classes. Now I'm taking those classes to Udemy in an online format in order to reach more students and give them the joy of Music Theory.

This course starts with common misconceptions about the art of writing music. I'll give you the first one right now: You don't have to be a genius. Music Composition is a skill that can be learned, with practice.

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

Some of the topics we will cover in this class are: 

  • My background, and listen to some of my music

  • What you need to know

  • Myths of the composer

  • Tools of the trade: Software

  • Tools of the trade: Pencils and fine paper

  • How do you start?

  • The process

  • Program music and metaphors

  • Character sketches

  • Writing through canon

  • Form

  • Starting with a plan

  • Graphic form representations

  • Film Music and Tension Cues

  • Composing for Films and Games

  • Any much, much, more! 

And of course, once you sign up for this class, all my other classes are yours at steep discounts! Over half off for all future sections!

The course is a roadmap to launching your career as a composer!

All the tools you need to prepare, organize and start your career are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can launch your music career today.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music business course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30 day money back guarantee, as per Udemy policy) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.


Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith


Music Production in Logic Pro X – The Beginners Guide!

Learn the basics of setting up, creating music and Music Production in Logic Pro X Today!

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer


Students: 13788, Price: Free

Learn the Basics of Music Production in Logic Pro X Today


Logic Pro X is the leading Digital Audio Work Station for Apple Mac users and it's used across professional studios and bedrooms worldwide. 

NOTE: This course is for Mac users only and you must have access to Logic Pro X and a Apple Mac to use it 

By the end of the course, you’ll understand the basics of Music Production and Creating your own Music in Logic Pro X

This course is an introduction into Logic Pro X and creating your own music. You'll learn the basics of this software that's used by professional producers today

I'll be teaching this course using the built-in features from Logic Pro X

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Tomas and I have a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition. I’m also the creator of some of the world's most popular music production courses - with over 100,000 students

Tomas was clear and concise, really useful information for me to write down before I buy Logic Pro X so now I feel a lot less intimidated when opening logic for the first time tomorrow - Simon Barton-Chapple 

Very useful lectures which provide me a lot of information and improve my skills dramatically. His teaching method also helps me easily to understand. Thank you so much Tomas. - Huy Nguyen

What is this Beginners Logic Pro X course all about?

In this beginner guide to Music Production in Logic Pro X course, you'll learn the basics of:

• The interface of Logic Pro X

• Making music with Apple loops

• Making music with MIDI and software instruments

T• he ES2 synthesiser

• And basic mixing

What you'll learn in this course will allow you to understand the basics of Logic Pro X

This course also includes UK English closed caption subtitles for every lecture. This is to help you learn easier if English is not your first language so you are able follow the text along with the my voice.

Learn to love Logic Pro X and make music with it. 

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!



Electronic Music Production in Ableton Live (Level I)

Getting familiar with Ableton Live

Created by Noiselab Courses - Ableton Live Certified Trainers | Producer Community


Students: 13012, Price: Free

This course is completely FREE. To view Level II and Level III, as well as watch more advanced Ableton courses in electronic music production, DJing and synthesis, sign up for a membership at Noiselab. Noiselab is the top online school for electronic musicians.

The purpose of this course is to teach you what a DAW (digital audio workstation) is, why Ableton Live is a unique DAW, the difference between the Session View and Arrangement View, how to work with midi instruments and audio material, and much more.

In this course you'll develop a strong understanding of the program's interface and its many preference settings. Understand how to use Live's browser to quickly sample sounds in your tracks without having to spend time inefficiently searching your computer. We'll also discuss the build blocks of Live - clips. All musical elements in Live are contained in either audio or MIDI clips, so it is very important for us to understand what clips are, how they function, and how they can be used to create full compositions. Clips are the key to us creating and capturing our ideas.

You'll also learn about import settings, clip launch quantization, clip envelopes and follow actions. We'll cover the basics of the drum rack, as well as basic MIDI clip editing, draw mode and automation. Then we'll show you how to use MIDI and audio clips together in numerous ways and the usefulness of working with scenes.

This is the first level in a 3-part series. Sign up for a Noiselab membership to access Level II and Level III. Level II will cover basic music theory and composition techniques, and Course 3 will focus on EQ, effects, creative sampling techniques and export settings. After completing these 3 courses you’ll be able to combine all of these elements into making a song.

Music Theory for Electronic Producers – The Beginners Guide!

Join Successful students in Music Theory for Electronic Producers for learning the basics of Music Theory Today!

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer


Students: 11541, Price: Free

Learning how to write and create Music with Music Theory effectively will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it.

In this course, you will gain a basic understanding of Music Theory and ideas techniques and formulas to use when creating your own electronic music to allow you more options. You'll learn the beauty and the power of the basics of music theory that's used by professionals today. 

This course will cover such topics as 

Major scales

Minor scales

Major chords

• Minor chords

• Diminished chords

• Chord progressions

• Relative minors,


• How to write Melodies 

• And more 

What you'll learn in this course will make you a better music producer, and improve your songwriting abilities in any Digital Audio Workstations!

Learn to love music theory and creating electronic music with these easy to learn techniques today.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!



Music Industry Crash Course

Learn How To Get a Record Deal, Write a Hit Song & Build a Fanbase

Created by Christopher Greenwood - Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur


Students: 9938, Price: Free

Last Update February 2016: added If I Had To Start My Career From Scratch

As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 20 different countries.

I've spent the last 10 years touring playing live shows, writing songs and attending conferences improving and eventually succeeding in the music industry. I'm tired of artists being broke. I have friends that have sold over 1,000,000 records but because they haven't setup their business correctly are forced to get a part time job driving for Uber.

I have put this music industry crash course together for you - to which you have full lifetime access, including all the updates, for free.

I "take you by the hand" and "behind the scenes" and show you everything, explaining it in simple detail with videos and written support lectures.

See exactly why I'm so successful with my music career - see the stats in the free preview videos, below).

  • How To Get a Record Deal
  • How To Write a Hit Song
  • How To Build a Fanbase
  • How I Make Over $4000 a Month Selling Music Online


Music Marketing Demystified

An overview of the foundational marketing principles every musician and music pro should know

Created by Bob Baker - Author, Teacher, Speaker


Students: 8910, Price: Free

In this free course (with more than 4,000 students!), I give you an overview of the foundational music marketing principles every proactive musician should know. The course features 11 short videos. In them I cover:

  • Your #1 Music Marketing Asset
  • Internet Strategies and How to Build Your List
  • Social Media: How, When and What to Post Online
  • How to Get Comfortable with Marketing and Sales
  • The First Steps to Online Music Marketing
  • How to Deal with Music Marketing Overwhelm
  • My Best Advice on Long-Term Music Success

I want to extend a big thanks to Jonathan Sexton and the Artist Growth team in Nashville for editing these video lessons and making them available.

Register for this free course on Udemy and get lifetime access to the lessons. Watch them on your computer, or on your smartphone or tablet using the free Udemy app.

I can't wait to share these Music Marketing 101 principles with you!

Music Production in Logic Pro X : The Beginner’s Workshop!

Learn the basics of Music Production for creating beats, Music Mixing and Sound Design + Synthesis in Logic Pro X today

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer


Students: 8505, Price: Free

NOTE: This course is for Mac users only and you must have access to Logic Pro X and a Apple Mac to use it 

This Workshop is a 45 minute Music Production Crash Course in Logic Pro X

This Workshop is designed to get you up and running in creating music and music production. I show you the essentials so you can start making your own music in Logic Pro X.

This course will cover such topics as : 

- How to Make Drum Beats, 

- How to Write Basslines and Chords

- Overview of the Mixer and Music Mixing

- and then an Overview Sound Design and Synthesis in Retro Synth

How will this course help me?

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X Bootcamp, I show you how you can create and record your own music! This course is for songwriters, electronic composer and produces who want to start today!

What makes me qualified to teach you?

Tomas George has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition. He is also the creator of some of the world's most popular music production courses - with over 100,000 students

Tomas was clear and concise, really useful information for me to write down before I buy Logic Pro X so now I feel a lot less intimidated when opening logic for the first time tomorrow - Simon Barton-Chapple 

Very useful lectures which provide me a lot of information and improve my skills dramatically. His teaching method also helps me easily to understand. Thank you so much Tomas. - Huy Nguyen

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



Electronic Music Primer

Get started making electronic music today!

Created by Jason Allen - Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer


Students: 8359, Price: Free

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

In this class, we are going to quickly walk you through some of the more daunting options behind getting started with producing electronic music. This class is designed as a "primer" for anyone interested in starting to produce, but are at a loss for what equipment to buy, what software to buy, and how to set it up. 

I'll walk you through some of the more popular options for software and hardware, as well as how to set up and configure everything once you get your hands on it. 

And I'll even show you some tricks to get started with some of the more popular options of software inexpensively or even free!

Music Theory – A masters guide to help you study

Learn the secret to understanding music theory whether you are new to music or an accomplished musician!

Created by Anthony Terrano - Music and Computer Science


Students: 6735, Price: Free

Learn how to understand complex music theory without ever learning the circle of fifths! This technique has been passed down to me by my professors and his professors before him! In this course you will be able to understand all aspects of basic music theory and grasp a better understanding of the following:

  • Key signatures
  • Triads
  • Scales
  • Rhythmic relationships
  • Chords
  • Melody and Harmony
  • And Much More!

The course should take you at least a week of studying and practicing methods introduced in the course curriculum.

The course is structured in a fast-pace video by video slideshow with a voice over. Full explanations of each method are provided.

You would want to take my course if you are seeking to better your knowledge of music theory and understanding how to read everything involving music scores and triads.

All you will need for this course is a pen/pencil. Plenty of blank paper (even staff paper would help) and your brain!

Music Production in Logic Pro X -Beginner Guide 5 Easy Steps

Join Successful Students in Learning the Basics of Music Production in Logic Pro X with my 5 Easy Steps!

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer


Students: 6449, Price: Free

In this new Music Production in Logic Pro X overview course, I show you the 5 easy steps for getting yourself around in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is the leading Digital Audio Work Station for Apple Mac users and it's used across professional studios and bedrooms worldwide. 

NOTE: This course is for Mac users only and you must have access to Logic Pro X and an Apple Mac to use it.

This course is an introduction to Music Production in Logic Pro X. You'll learn the basics of this software that's used by professional producers today.

This course will quickly cover topics such as:

• Software Instruments

• Recording Audio

• Plugins,

• The Mixer

• and Automation.

What you'll learn in this course will allow you to understand the basics of Music Production in Logic Pro X.

Learn to love Logic Pro X and make music with it.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!



Compression for Music Producers

All about audio compression (history, theory, how to use, practice, plugins, common erorrs)

Created by Andrii Vakhnenko - ANDI VAX


Students: 5645, Price: Free

Do you want to know all about audio compression?
Ever wonder how big artists like Hardwell, Avicii and Tiesto get those punchy fat sound?

In this course we'll fix, together, how to use compressor to get THAT sound.
All my 16 years "compression experience" in 30 minutes!

Theory, practice, common uses, errors...

All this and even more in my ultimate compression tutorial - COMPRESSION FOR MUSIC PRODUCERS.

Just usefull information and examples based on modern styles of music.

Short Brief:

  • history of compression
  • theory of compression
  • how to use hardware/plugin compressor
  • quick and easy setup of compressor
  • practical uses of compressor
  • common mistakes using the compressor

The target audience:

  • this course is for anyone in audio wanting to learn more about compression

Produce Music in 5 Minutes

Produce, Mix & Arrange

Created by Jay Picasso - Proffessional Music Producer & Audio Engineer.


Students: 5094, Price: Free

This course is designed for on the go learning. Its a short course, outlining the three key stages of Music production and Composition. Using Logic Pro X, This course is the perfect starter pack for aspiring producers wanting to increase there efficiency and competency in developing quick ideas. Making a beat that will blow up the charts, should start with a good feeling and a forward thinking motion. Throughout this course, Jay addresses all the things you need to know about creating, mixing and arranging production to suit the needs of your clients. 

Beat Making 

Learn the fundamental steps of developing a beat. How to create a beat from scratch using your own original ideas and techniques. In this section we explore how to create a 'vibe' and how to develop initial production ideas into an entire song. Working with quick and effective methods of music production this module is designed to get your production flowing quicker and more efficiently.


Learn the basics to creating an early stage mix. Many of the principals learned here can be applied to the final mix stage, however this module focuses on mixing your tracks as you go and will enable you to generate quick clean mixes for the studio and your Artists.


Learn how to take all the elements you created in the beat making module, and to arrange them into an entire full length song. This module demonstrates how and where to place certain instruments in order to create an effective and dynamic arrangement. 

Music Production – Learn the Compressor Effect

Enhance the Quality of your Music Productions

Created by Mikael Baggström - Music Composer | Sound Designer


Students: 4576, Price: Free

Are you interested in Music Production?
Do you want to enhance the quality of your music, and get louder and more balanced mixes?

In this creative, inspiring and compact class I will show you how to use the Compressor Effect in your music productions, which will take the quality of your music to the next level.

You will learn: The What, Why, When and How of Dynamic Range Compression in Music.

What you will get in this Course:

  • THE FUNDAMENTALS - Learn the Theory of Dynamic Range Compression
  • LIVE EXAMPLES - Watch Live Demonstrations of Practical Applications
  • ADVANCED TIPS - I will give you bonus tips from my personal experience

My name is Mikael Baggström, but you can call me Mike from Sweden. I am a professional Music Composer and Audio Producer with a true passion to Teach, Share and Inspire as many people as I can.

I have over 15 years of experience in Music and Audio Production, and I have tried to condense my knowledge and experience of using Dynamic Range Compression in Music Production so that you can get results without reading boring books and articles.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the class!

Your Friendly Instructor,
Mike from Sweden

Making Intro Music for Entrepreneurs

Never pay music license fees again, and you don't have to have ANY musical talent. PC Only. Mac version coming soon.

Created by Steve Cherubino - Multimedia/Podcast Training Instructor


Students: 4521, Price: Free

  • Are you tired of searching music libraries for the perfect song for your project?
  • Would you rather have FULL rights to your own music rather than pay licences for others songs?
  • Do you wish you could write music, but think you have no musical talent?
  • Do you want to have the satisfaction of knowing that the music you attached to your project is your own?

Just follow my steps and I'll show you how to make your OWN music for your projects, videos, presentation, etc.. It's easy, and you DON'T have to be a musician to do it!

For PC Only. A separate Mac course will be coming soon using Garageband.

You do not need ANY experience as a musician. We go over some very basic concepts with some very easy software, that will get you professional results. I've been a musician for 25 years and what you will be learning in this course, ANYONE can do.

You will learn:

  • How to create a catchy beat that's perfect for the project you are creating
  • How to arrange a song so it enhances your project, rather than distracts from it
  • How to make adjustments to your music like the pros do, to make it sound radio ready
  • How to make your song into an MP3 so you can use it in virtually any software
  • How to come up with ideas from scratch and turn them into a full song
  • And much more...

Enhance your projects now!

It's time you starting writing the perfect music for your projects instead of searching for it. You CAN do it and I'm here to help you. Feel free to message me anytime throughout this course if you are stuck or have a question. I'm an official Udemy Level 3 Responder so your questions will get answered fast.

Oh, and there's no risk. This course has a 30 day money back guarantee. So give it a try! See ya on course.

-Steve C

Being a music teacher

Understanding the key elements of a successful class when you teach a musical instrument.

Created by Ilse Lozoya - University Professor, Piano Teacher, Course Designer.


Students: 4446, Price: Free

Being a music teacher can be difficult, specially when you don't have much experience. If you are about to start teaching any musical instrument, this course is for you.

You will get to know your students in order to make a good approach and develop your classes in a successful way. If you are currently teaching but you don't feel that is working, this course will help you too.

You will know what are the considerations if you want to join a music school or to develop your own private studio.

Join this course and get ideas to make your teaching a great experience.

Create a Music Production Template in Logic Pro X

How to make your own Logic Pro X Template for Music Production, Music Composition, Mixing & Mastering.

Created by Mikael Baggström - Music Composer | Sound Designer


Students: 4396, Price: Free

Hello Logic Pro X users, Mike here. In the following guide I will share with you my complete process of setting up your own Master Project Template for Music Composition and Music Production in Logic Pro X.

If you have a well crafted project template in Logic Pro X, you will have an amazing way to speed up the start of a new track, and your workflow when composing, producing, mixing, mastering etc.

What you will learn:

  1. The Foundations of Creating a Project Template

  2. Practical Tips & Tricks based on my Master Template

  3. My Power Tips for an Epic Project Template

My name is Mike, music composer and sound designer since 1998, and a passionate teacher. I truly love to inspire, motivate and educate creative people like you.

Now it is time for you, to learn how to create your own master project template in Logic Pro X. Let's get started, right now!

Arranging Music For Beginners – Level 1

All beginner electric and acoustic guitarists

Created by Gabriel Felix - Musician


Students: 3973, Price: Free

The course is for anyone including All beginner electric and acoustic guitarists;

This course is the most comprehensive and effective beginner online guitar course on Arranging Music.

Meet the teacher

Gabriel Felix

*Music degree at California College of Music;

*Teaching since 2010;

*More than 5102 students at udemy;

*More than 1 million views on youtube ’’Meio Musical’’;

Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this course. I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this course. I look forward to seeing you on the inside and teaching you the beginner steps on how to become a better guitar player.

Take action now. Every moment you delay enrolling is valuable time and lot`s of joy with the guitar lost - enrol today - click top right!

Producing & Mixing Urban music in Logic pro X

From production to mixing in logic pro X

Created by Cori Jacobs - Keyboards / Producer. You can only have what you acccept!


Students: 3792, Price: Free

In this course you will create a beat using logic pro x and only it's provided synths and Drums.  You will then add synth lines, and other decorations to your track.  Then we will do a rough mix & get it ready to really be mixed with logic plug-ins. After our mix is done we will get the track ready for mastering.

Introduction to Music Symbols (Grade 1, Level 1)

Course 1 in "How To Learn Music As A Foreign Language" (The Most Comprehensive Course on Music Theory)

Created by Ben Noynay - Music Teacher, Business Coach, Life Coach


Students: 3323, Price: Free

Introduction to Music Symbols (Grade 1, Level 1) is the first course in a series of 8 courses with the objective of teaching music as a foreign language. The entire 8 courses are divided into different grade levels based on the four categories of learners, namely, (1) Beginner, (2) Intermediate, (3) Advanced, and (4) Professional. 

Make Awesome Music Videos Without Filming a Thing

This course will show you how to create the most eye-catching and original videos on the planet to accompany your music

Created by Steve Cherubino - Multimedia/Podcast Training Instructor


Students: 3297, Price: Free

If you are a music producer/songwriter/marketer who has music to market and wants to make original, trendy, and eye-catching music videos without having to film a thing, this is the course for you.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to take existing video footage and mangle it into a completely original and awesome looking video element for your videos
  • How to use easily pro-level video editing software to make perfectly synced videos to your music
  • How to create and manipulate text so that your message or artist name can be prominently and creatively in peoples faces
  • How to animate elements so that your videos are dynamic and never boring
  • How to use colors and blend, merge and transform them as your video goes on
  • How to wow people with amazing videos that accompany your music
It's a straightforward course presented in a way that is NOT boring. You just have to do one thing: follow each video step by step, and by the end you will have the skills to make totally custom video for all your music.

Music Mastermind LITE: Learn the 7 Elements of Music

Premium beginner music theory lessons. Learn essentials: how to read, write, play, and compose music with music theory!

Created by Andrew J. Smith - Professional Music Instructor & Performer


Students: 3029, Price: Free

"I thoroughly enjoyed this short course. The instructor has a lovely manner and obviously knows his stuff." - Fay

Everything about this course is fantastic especially for beginners. I highly recommend it!" - Adriana

In Music Mastermind LITE, Andrew answers the question, "What are the the seven essential elements of music theory?", but leaves out the fluffy nerd stuff.

Andrew Smith's core belief is that everyone can understand music. Now, his premium music theory course is available on Udemy! It is designed for both complete beginners and newly-established musicians who want a deeper understanding of music. You can be playing and understanding music in no time! Andrew simplifies complicated topics with straight-forward, structured, and energetic teaching - so get ready to dive into music like never before!

Are you ready to become a Music Mastermind?

Create A Professional Music Video For Songwriters/Musicians

Create amazing music videos on a shoestring or no budget that look like the professional music videos on MTV or VH1.

Created by Bruce Chamoff - Web Developer of 23 Years & the first Web Design Coach


Students: 2681, Price: Free

Learn how easy and inexpensive it is to produce your own professional music videos. Some people who take this course may already have the 2 necessary materials: a modern smart phone and a good modern video editing software. That is all I use in my videos and I am going to show you just how easy it is.

Just a little history: I have written over 150 songs so far over the past 40 years and have always thought that you needed a lot of money and technical skills with videography to produce those videos you see from the big artists. Then, I saw those first videos from Justin Bieber that got him noticed with Usher's manager Scooter Braun. When nobody knew who Justin Bieber was, his mother put out these amazing professional looking videos and had no record company backing, but got noticed from somebody associated with one of the biggest R&B stars at that time. Also, Arnel Pineda (from the Philippines) current singer of Journey was also discovered by guitarist Neil Schon from YouTube.

As students of this course, you can use these same techniques that Justin Bieber used for his videos and that I use for the Pianoland video.

This Is REALLY A Quick Course. There is No Need For A Large Course To Learn How To Accomplish This.

You may look at the curriculum and think that this is a very basic course, because of how small it is, but nothing can be further from the truth. I designed it that way, because I know you are excited about creating a music video. Why drag it out?

I promise you that if you follow my advice in this course, you will be able to create an amazing music video for your music or band that used to cost tens of thousands of dollars.

So, I look forward to teaching you this amazing thing that musicians need for marketing their music career. Also, seeing yourself on a professional music is just exhilarating!

Piano Basics: Playing Without Reading Music

Learn how to get started on the piano WITHOUT needing to learn how to read music!

Created by Hari Sood - Founder at Pyxium


Students: 2553, Price: Free

Hi there!

Have you ever wanted to get into piano, or music in general, and not known where to start? Although one of the most incredible things on the planet, there are quite a lot of barriers to entry to getting started with music - including the complexity of early lessons.

This course is for anyone who is a complete newcomer/beginner when it comes to playing the piano, or knowing about music theory. I've designed it to get you started without needing to read music, but to give you some crucial underlying theory that will propel you forwards into the musical world!

The course builds you up to be able to play any major or minor scale anywhere on the piano. From here, the musical world is your oyster.

If you enjoyed this course let me know, and I can follow it up with more in the future!

Happy playing!

MUSIC THEORY FOR NOOBS No-Anxiety Music Theory

Learn Basic Music Theory and Music Storytelling Foundations

Created by Gabriel Felix - Musician


Students: 2125, Price: Free

WARNING: This course was developed to beginners. You will learn Harmony, theory, chords and techniques to develop your skills in music.

  • More than 44 exercises to develop speed and accuracy with PDF Attachments.

  • It's available on a PC or MAC and there is a iPad, iPhone and Android app ready to go!

  • Keeping track of which videos(lectures) you have already watched is a breeze. Udemy has a great way of keeping track of your completed lessons(lectures).

  • The entire course is organized in step-by-step easy to follow layout.

The more you practice the better you will get. With the Right Practice style you will be able to witness fast results!

Meet the teacher

Gabriel Felix

*Music degree at California College of Music;

*Teaching since 2010;

*More than 18.102 students at udemy;

*More than 1 million views on youtube ’’Meio Musical’’;

Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this course. I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this course. I look forward to seeing you on the inside and teaching you the beginner steps on how to become a better guitar player.

Take action now. Every moment you delay enrolling is valuable time and lot`s of joy with the guitar lost - enrol today - click top right!

WARNING: This course is NOT for the person who thinks by purchasing this course it will then magically give them all your guitar skills to you without you having to put the time, effort and practice. It does take practice if you want to see results. :)

Introduction to Contemporary Music Theory 现代音乐基础乐理

English Speaking, 中英双语字幕

Created by IYAMUSIC 哎呀音樂 - 現代音樂在線課堂


Students: 1776, Price: Free

Purpose of Course

1 To understand the basic concepts of contemporary music theory.

2 To learn common music terms.

Target Students

1 Plant beginners who first study music or an instrument.

2 Non-English speakers who wants to study music terms in English.


Ben Martin, graduated from Academy of Contemporary Music, UK. Author of Between The Frets and Ukulele Basic.


1 初步认识西方现代音乐的理论基础,理解基本音乐概念

2 学习音乐基础中英文词汇,培养阅读或观看英文音乐书籍、视频的能力


1 音符与节奏

2 五线谱上的音高

3 拍号与记谱符号

4 读谱复习

5 音阶、和弦的构成与运用

6 和弦的变化:扩展音与转位

7 和弦的终止式

8 用和弦进行简单作曲

9 更多作曲元素:和弦进行、音符与节奏

10 现代音乐常见的几种记谱法

11 布鲁斯、爵士音乐的特点与即兴演奏的基本要素

12 课题总结


1 刚开始接触音乐与乐理的小白

2 想要学习用英文与音乐人交流的朋友


Ben Martin

英国Academy of Contemporary Music毕业,上海Legato Studio音乐教师,《Between the Frets》、《Ukulele Basics》作者。

Electronic Music Arrangement: Escape the 8 Bar Loop

This course will give you the ability to start and finish songs with confidence and ease. Leave those 8 bar loops behind

Created by Zachary Citron - Zenchamusic Author and Computer Music Mag Columnist


Students: 1298, Price: Free

  [2021 UPDATE: In order to make this course free, I had to get it under 2 hrs of video. I unpublished two videos for this. The first is 5 minutes of me making the initial drum beat. I presume most of you can get that far on your own. Second is the epilogue/ending. I basically just say good job for 5 minutes and play the full song. Not that important. Good luck, enjoy the free course now!]

Have trouble getting started with a track? Have you ever finished one? 

    Do you find yourself listening to the same 8 bar loop over and over again, unable to make a full song out of it? 

    Do you struggle to get the ideas in your head onto your computer? 

    Do you find yourself lost and unfocused? That you don’t have enough time to spend creating music? 

    Do you find yourself unable to write, arrange, and structure songs? 

    If this sounds like you, join me in this video course as I create a song entirely from scratch with an easy to follow step-by-step method that will have you making tunes for life. 

    In this video course, I share the easy to follow process that I use to create tracks that eliminates creative blocks and guarantees a finished song when you’re done with it. 

    This video course is broken up into easy-to-follow sections so that you can choose to work alongside me or digest it all before diving in. 

    After watching this course you’ll have the confidence and ability to get started with a song, arrange it, and then finish it. Over and over again. 

  Let’s turn those 8 bar loops into 16, 32, and entire songs! 



    While this is an introductory course for electronic music arrangement, this is not and introductory course for how to use a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). If you are not comfortable in whatever software you use to make music, I recommend you do that first. 

Classical music appreciation: a practical example

Music won't sound the same!

Created by Giacomo Mura - Classical music quality listening teacher


Students: 1152, Price: Free

Hello everybody and welcome!

In this short free course I am going to give you information about what and how I teach and other things related to my courses in general.

The main body of this time together will be dedicated to a short but juicy practical demonstration of how I conceive and convey classical music appreciation teaching, my method and the result I will be aiming for in all my courses.

Join and enjoy!

GCSE Music Theory

A guide to acing GCSE music

Created by Raphael & Katherine - Final Year BMus Conservatoire


Students: 210, Price: Free

This video series will help you go through the basics of the GCSE music exam. The course will cover both listening and theory, with each video ending with a quiz to test your knowledge. This course will be useful for both those currently studying for the GCSE paper, and those who are looking to learn the fundamentals of music theory.

The topics covered are:

Musical Language

Chord Identification - Learn how to identify chords using Roman numerals

Phrases and Cadences - The building blocks of music. Learn about the most common types, and how to identify each.

Texture - Learn to differentiate between the three most common textures: Monophonic, Homophonic and Polyphonic

Ornamentation - Learn about the tools composers used to embellish their works. There are many different types of ornaments, and this video covers the ones you will most likely come across. These include trill, turns, mordents (upper and lower), acciaccaturas, and appoggiaturas.

Instruments of the modern orchestra - An introduction to the orchestra, giving an overview of the different sections

Musical Forms and Composers

Classical Periods 1600-1910 - Learn about the developments in music that took place between 1600-1910, simplified as the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods

The Requiem - Covers the history and key features of the musical form: Requiem

Aaron Copland's Rodeo - This is a set work and one that will need to be learnt in a lot of detail. This video covers everything you need to know to ace the essay questions, with musical examples to help.