Best Free Music Recording Courses

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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

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Students: 13925, Price: Free

** UDEMY BEST SELLING INSTRUCTOR**

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.

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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

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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

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Students: 13788, Price: Free

Learn the Basics of Music Production in Logic Pro X Today

BROUGHT TO MUSIC PRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR TOMAS GEORGE.

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!

Cheers,

Tomas.

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

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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!

Cheers,

Tomas.

Compression for Music Producers

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

Created by Andrii Vakhnenko - ANDI VAX MASTERING.com

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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

Music Production – Learn the Compressor Effect

Enhance the Quality of your Music Productions

Created by Mikael Baggström - Music Composer | Sound Designer

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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

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

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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!

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!

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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.

Hip Hop and Urban English – Explore a new world!

The "pengest" course out there! Learn why "last night's party was lit" and what it means to "slide into the DM's".

Created by Rhyes Douglas - English Teacher - Content Creator

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Students: 434, Price: Free

Do you love Hip hop or urban culture? Do you want to communicate, make like minded friends and understand the culture?

You've came to the right place as this unique course will introduce you to the world of Hip Hop and urban English (The dialect of English used in Hip Hop music and within urban communities). 

  • Explore phrases, idioms, new vocabulary and even the grammar differences between standard English and Hip Hop English.

  • Gain cultural insights into the world of Hip Hop.

  • Learn how to make friends with similar music tastes and how to greet people in Hip Hop influenced environments.

  • Easy to understand explanations with multiple examples.

  • I've even included a Hip Hop and urban music list to help you on your way to exploring new and interesting genres! 

This course will allow you to explore and understand an area of English that is incredibly common in modern pop culture, yet often ignored in the classroom. Within a couple weeks of practice you will be able to easily navigate urban T.V shows, movies and most importantly (in my humble opinion) music. Even if you do not typically listen to hip-hop or urban music this course will help you relate with people from other cultures and perhaps connect with someone totally unexpected :)

So what are you waiting for? It's time to begin your Hip Hop English journey!