Best Free Music Courses

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Piano Lessons For Absolute Beginners

Learn Notes on the Piano Keyboard and Music Staff, and Basic Scales and Chords

Created by Mantius Cazaubon - Musician, Pianist, Music Artist, Author

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Students: 94459, Price: Free

First Piano Lessons - Learn Piano Notes on the Keyboard and Music Staff, and Basic Chords and Scales.

This absolute beginner's course will teach you how to play piano and keyboard. This is the perfect first course and introduction to piano music. You will learn to play the piano from scratch. 

Would you like to play beautiful, entertaining piano music and impress your friends and family? Are you ready to be treated like a celebrity by everyone who hears you play? Or maybe you want to take things further and become a professional player, thrilling audiences all over. If so, you need to enroll in this course

This piano course is for the complete beginner who wants to thoroughly understand the notes of the piano keyboard and music staff, as well as basic scales and chords. It takes you from the very beginning. If you are new to the instrument, this is the perfect course for you

Many piano courses are too advanced for beginners. They delve into advanced concepts that leave you confused. This course corrects that mistake. It lays the foundation you need and keeps everything simple and easy. 

By the time you are through with the various lessons, you will have understood the notes of the piano keyboard and music staff. You will know how to read notes. You will know basic scales and chords. You will have an excellent foundation in piano music and will be well on your way. 

If you're an absolute beginner in search of an amazing introductory piano course that teaches you how to play the piano quickly and easily, you absolutely need this one. 

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

  • The Notes of the White Keys
  • 2 + 3 Black Keys Pattern
  • The Notes of the Black Keys
  • Sharps and Flats
  • Half Steps and Whole Steps
  • Piano Keyboard Layouts/Diagrams
  • Middle C on Piano Keyboard
  • How to Read Notes
  • The Music Staff, Treble Clef and Bass Clef
  • Ledger Lines
  • Notes on the Keyboard and Staff
  • Accidentals (Sharps and Flats) on the Music Staff
  • How to Play Scales on Piano
  • How to Play Basic Piano Chords
  • A Lot More

Learn Guitar in 21 Days

Learn how to play thousands of your favorite songs on guitar in just 3 weeks!

Created by TrueFire Guitar Lessons - The World's Most Comprehensive Library of Guitar Lessons!

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Students: 67817, Price: Free

Most beginners think that you need to know thousands of chords to play thousands of songs. NOT SO! You really only need to know a handful of chords and a few strumming patterns to play thousands of rock, folks, blues and pop songs.

The reason guitar is the most popular instrument on the planet is because it's the quickest and easiest instrument to learn how to play. You do NOT need to read music. You do NOT need to learn music theory. You do NOT need to struggle through exercises, or practice scales, or learn how to play Mary Had A Little Lamb.

Fact is that thousands of popular songs can be played with 8 simple chords or less. Learn just the A chord, D chord and E chord and you'll be able to play hundreds of blues, folk, pop and rock songs. Why is this so? Because rock, pop, folk and blues songwriters all use the same handful of chords - it's their melodies and arrangements that make their songs distinctive, NOT the chords they are using in the song.

So, if you learn that handful of chords, and learn those few strumming patterns, along with the basics of holding and tuning a guitar, then you too will be able to play thousands of songs. And that's the simple truth.

World renowned guitar educator Ravi has taught thousands of people to play their favorite songs on guitar with his breakthrough 21-day course. The "trick" behind this course is really no trick at all; over the 21 days you'll learn how to hold and tune the guitar, how to play eight simple chords, how to strum, and how to keep a beat.

No gimmicks. No "magic" formula. No nonsense.

You will need to set 20 minutes a day aside for your practice sessions. No more and no less. And you are asked to do this for 21 days straight. Yes, you can skip a day or two but the daily repetition and practice regiment is the key to your success.

Ravi has also included additional lessons for you to work with beyond the 21 days. You'll learn more open position chords, the moveable barre chord system (worth the price of admission alone!), how to read chord charts, and how to easily and quickly learn songs from sheet music, song books and lyric sheets that you download from the internet.

Ravi will step you through the course and each of your practice sessions on the video lessons. Follow the course for those 21 days and beyond and we guarantee that you'll be prepared to start playing and building your own repertoire of favorite songs to accompany yourself or play in a band setting.

No, you will not be an Eric Clapton in 21 days and we wouldn't suggest you book your first gig on the 22nd day BUT you will be a guitar player and you will be well equipped to learn ALL of your favorite songs.

If you've always wanted to learn to play guitar so that you can strum along and sing your favorite songs, Learn Guitar in 21 Days is likely the answer you've been seeking. Grab your guitar, boot up Ravi's first lesson and let's start making music right away!

NOTE! We get asked all the time why a guitar educational company with so many advanced courses would offer such a simple solution to learning guitar without having to learn how to read music, learn theory or work through a more "formal" learning methodology. The answer is really simple; you never stop learning music but you do have to start. If your introduction to music is boring, tedious and generally a struggle, you'll likely pack the guitar up in its case and stick it in the closet. If it's fun, engaging and you can prove to yourself that you can really do it, then you'll spend a lifetime enjoying and learning guitar. Hopefully, TrueFire and our massive library of instruction will enhance that lifetime of enjoyment.

Pandora Internet Radio: Your Customized Music Experience

Learn to use the powerful options in the free Pandora Internet Service to create your customized music experience.

Created by Chet Davis - Your Technology Tutor

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Students: 52622, Price: Free

Your Technology Tutor Chet Davis teaches you to use the options and settings in Pandora Internet Radio, whether on your desktop or laptop computer, Smart Phone, or your home theater system.  You'll be using Pandora within minutes, even if you're brand new to the free Internet music service -- and if you're a Pandora veteran you'll be surprised how easy it is to customize your own stations.

Chet Davis is an experienced technology teacher who get rave reviews from his learners -- he makes learning complex subjects easy and enjoyable. 

The Total Beginner’s Guitar Course

Complete Beginner? This Is The Guitar Course For You.

Created by Michael Palmisano - Award Winning GIT Grad, Guitargate CEO, 15yr Working Pro.

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Students: 48618, Price: Free

Hello and welcome!  If you are a COMPLETE BEGINNER you are in the right place. 

I am an award-winning GIT grad, a 15+ year professional guitarist with 50k+ students, and the founder of Guitargate - the only guitar site sponsored by a major guitar brand, PRS Guitars. 

This free course is geared towards people who have either never played or haven't picked it up in a long time. SO even if you've struggled before, you will learn everything you need to know to start playing!

I promise you can do this, and I will be with you every step of the way. 

We will go over everything that beginners struggle with, for example:

Are my fingers to small?

Am I too old?

Do I really have enough time? (YES YOU DO!)

What kind of guitar do I need?

AND WHATS MORE?

If you want PERSONAL FEEDBACK, post a YouTube video to the lesson discussion and I will personally watch it and give you professional feedback - just like in-person lessons.

I am the ONLY guitar instructor on Udemy that does this for their students, and it's FREE. 

I want you to love playing the guitar, and I want you to learn with me for a long time. If you need any help along the way, please message me and I'll get right back to you. 

I take great pride in being available to my students, so please don't hesitate to reach out!

Best of luck and I'll see you inside :)

Michael

PI-101 Top 10 Classical Piano Pieces for Beginners

PI-101 In this 12-week course, you will learn how to play 10 beautiful classical piano pieces for beginners.

Created by Dan Hegelund - Award-Winning Vocal Coach & Piano Teacher

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Students: 32782, Price: Free

PI-101 Top 10 Classical Piano Pieces for Beginners 

In this course, I will show you how to play ten of the most beautiful and famous classical piano pieces for beginners. I am always available for feedback, dialogue, and questions. As a teacher, my goal is to help you master the piano as I do. Teaching you to play the piano is more than a task, it is my passion. I am only satisfied when I see you succeed! It is my hope that you will like my teaching style and that we will hit it off as we together venture out on this musical journey towards piano mastery. Don’t worry if you have never played the piano before: the first week I teach you all you need to get started. On the other hand, if you already know clefs, notes, scales, and chords you can jump straight to the first song. 

Easy piano is my mantra and making it as easy as possible for my students is my goal. I show you how to play the piano one hand at a time: first the right hand, then the left hand, and lastly both hands together. We start with easy songs and gradually move on to pieces that teach you new and better techniques. This is fun: you start out knowing very little, and before you know it you are playing famous classical piano pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Antonín Dvořák! I can’t wait to get started. 

PI-101 is the first in a series of courses designed to teach you to play some of the most famous and beautiful classical piano pieces. It is an introductory course for beginners containing 12 weeks of lessons. You may take this course even if you have never played the piano before. Check out the schedule below. 

Learn to play the piano for beginners through step-by-step instructions by experienced and professional piano teacher:

1st Week: Introduction. Clefs. Notes. Scales. Chords.
2nd Week: Learn to play “Allegro” by Alexander Reinagle.
3rd Week: Learn to play “Minuet in C” by James Hook.
4th Week: Learn to play “Prelude No. 1” by Johann Sebastian Bach.
5th Week: Learn to play “Minuet” by Johann Sebastian Bach.
6th Week: Learn to play “Fur Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
7th Week: Learn to play “Ninth Symphony" by Ludwig van Beethoven.
8th Week: Learn to play “Vivace” by Cornelius Gurlitt.
9th Week: Learn to play “Gentle Plaint” by Johann Franz Burgmüller.
10th Week: Learn to play “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius.
11th Week: Learn to play “New World Symphony” by Antonín Dvořák.
12th Week: Piano Exercises. Conclusion.

Good luck!

Piano Music Theory (Back To Basics) by JFilt

Piano Lessons For Beginners in 30 Minutes

Created by JayJay Johnson - Content Creator

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Students: 31026, Price: Free

This course by JFilt is a free offering to those who have never played the piano before and want to learn.  It's also for those who may know a little bit but forgot everything they ever learned.  It's also for beatmakers who wanna learn some music theory for the purpose of improving their beats and or moving to the next level in music production.  

In this beginner course you will learn from the very start so its okay to know nothing (LOL).  Topics that will be discussed include naming the keys of the piano, forming chords and scales, and even playing a song from a chord progression.  

By the time you get to the end of this course you will have a greater understanding of what it takes to play keys.  After this you can continue on with my full course on How To Play 25 Hip Hop Songs right here on Udemy.  Or for the beatmakers out there you can continue to learn innovative ways on how to make very sick beats on the Verysickbeats YouTube Channel!

Peace & Positive Energy!

JFilt 

Start Learning Audacity…For Free!

Learn the basics of the free audio editing software Audacity and tricks to enhance both your audio and your learning!

Created by Pranav Guntunur - A Student, Always!

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Students: 29324, Price: Free

Audacity is a free, very capable, award winning audio editor software that is used by thousands of people world-wide to edit audio for podcasts, videos, speeches and much more!

Start learning Audacity...for free, with this course! 

This course will teach you the basics of the Audacity interface, how to edit audio, record audio, add effects, and mix and render multiple tracks! Additionally, you will also learn useful techniques such as making your voice sound professional by using only Audacity. You will be learning through projects, the solutions of which I have described in steps. I’ll also explain some useful shortcuts and essential tricks as we go along. Each video is downloadable, so you can watch them anywhere, anytime!

Did I mention that it's free? Just enroll, have some fun, and give it a go!

Acoustic Guitar Basics

The first steps to learning how to play guitar

Created by Francis Long - Music Teacher dipABRSM, LTCL

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Students: 27987, Price: Free

This Free course will get you playing the acoustic guitar in no time.

I will show you:

  • how to hold the guitar
  • exactly where to place your fingers to play the basic guitar chords
  • how to read chord diagrams
  • how to play chords of G, D, C, Em, Am, Cadd9
  • basic strumming patterns
  • how to tune the guitar
  • how to use a capo

You will learn all the basics needed to get you started, along with strumming patterns that will have you playing songs in a very short period of time. During the videos any chords that are being used will appear onscreen and there are video inlays to give you a closer look at what my left-hand fingers are doing. A visual representation of the strumming patterns will also be shown onscreen where necessary.

The strumming patterns and chord diagrams are included as supplemental materials so they can be downloaded and studied separately from the videos.

The course should take approx. 5 weeks to complete if you are an absolute beginner with no previous experience. Also if you've always wanted to play guitar or tried to learn guitar before but found changing chords or strumming was difficult then this is the course for you.

audio engineering: EQ and Compression for beginners

this course will teach you EQ and compression used in audio engineering

Created by Christopher "Czar" Smith - Independent Audio Engineer

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Students: 25943, Price: Free

Eq and compressors play a very important role in controlling and shaping music, movies, and TV shows. So it shouldn't be a surprise its the most used tools in audio engineering. Eq is widely used even outside of the audio world. Anything you do adjust the bass or treble of a sound is using eq. Car stereos, ipod, smart phones music player, computers, all have eq controls. Even when you adjust the sound presets on your TV you are using eq. With the EQ spread use of EQ in our everyday life you can see why its so important to get EQ right when we are engineering. After completing this course you will see just how powerful EQ can be.

Compressors aren't widely used as EQ outside of audio engineering, but is still very important to learn. Using compression is the most understood tool used in audio. And because there are so many different compressors its no wonder they can be confusing.

This course will teach you the basics of EQ and compression. Two tools vital to becoming a good audio engineer. With over 15 years of experience in audio I will share with ways to understand what eq and compression does, as well as how its used. After this course stay tuned as I will more courses coming soon. Since Compression is always a hot topic in audio I have a few more courses on compression planned out. This course is for beginners, but even if your past a the beginning stages of engineering I encourage you to still subscribe to this course. You may learn something you didn't already know. This course will take one hour to complete and will be followed by a quiz. If you want to further your knowledge about compression check out Basics of Compression course. Any questions my contact info will be provided in the course.

Learn Piano in 45 Days (Part One)

Read treble and bass clef, play songs by ear, learn basic chords with this free introductory course!

Created by Thomas bazzoon - M.Mus, Private teacher, Music academy owner

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Students: 25457, Price: Free

Are you tired of piano classes that just teach chords, or piano by ear, or just music reading?

Why not try all three?

In this course, you will learn to play two songs completely by ear.

You will learn bass clef reading.

You will learn treble clef reading.

Don't know how to count or tap rhythms?  I cover that too.

Will you learn songs? Of course!  This class teaches you several basic songs including...

Lightly row, Good King Wenceslas, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, Ode to Joy, Mary Had a Little Lamb, and O When the Saints Go Marching In!

A downloadable free ebook is included!

And, best of all, this comprehensive course is Free!

Gospel Piano Lessons

Learn to play songs via online at your leisure. Amaze your friends and family with your musical abilities.

Created by Starling Jones Jr - Musician (Pianist/Organist) - Online Video Instructor

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Students: 24760, Price: Free

Gospel Piano Lessons is designed to show you how to play a few songs that can be ministered during a worship service.

In this course you will learn:

  • Traditional Songs
  • Praise Songs
  • Worship Songs
  • Chord Patterns
  • Solo Selections

The songs are done in various keys and have different chord progressions.

By learning each song and progression you will be expanding your chord vocabulary.

Enjoy and download the Full Tutorials and take your playing ability to the next level.

Remember - Prov 27:17 "Iron Sharpens Iron"

Switch Chords EFFORTLESSLY >>> Play Songs Fluently (Guitar)

Skyrocket through months of improvement in days! Turn your guitar playing from feeling like "work" to simply "pure fun".

Created by Cooper - Guitar Songs Masters - 100K+ Students | Founder @ Guitar Songs Masters

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Students: 23186, Price: Free

- How would it feel like - to know that you can FLUENTLY play all the songs that you were struggling with for a long time?

- To know that you can execute (without even paying attention to it) any chord transition that you used to struggle with?

Sounds good, right?

Welcome! This is what you've been looking for. By the end of this course - you will be able to easily execute the chord changes between all the basic chords - in a smooth and lightning-fast way. Without even looking. The result: You will be playing songs effortlessly.

★★★★★

"Playing fast at campfires was stressful for me. That changed now. The exact course I was missing for years! Even fingerpicking was easier than strumming chords."  Markus Hees (Google Translate from German)

★★★★★
"The instructions are clear and informative and presented in an entertaining way. There are lots of examples of songs that you can play." Ivan Carter

★★★★★

"Very simple and straightforward concepts that just work! Changing chord never felt so easy. Great bonus pdf’s as well." Barak Yaari

★★★★★

"When I first saw this course I really hoped that it would be the information that I needed to make me sit down and work on my chord changes and strumming. I am delighted to say that it really is!! I am already seeing a big difference in my playing. If you are unhappy with the speed and accuracy of your chord changes, your guitar and your audience will love you!" Amanda Yates

★★★★★

"All of a sudden, my fingers know where to go and hey presto I can finger the chord and make chord transitions so much easier." Malcolm Casswell

★★★★★

This mini-course will teach you exactly how to overcome (and speed through!) the obstacle of changing chords fast - which is the #1 obstacle that is causing 90% of the beginner guitarists to quit within a few weeks/months.​ 

By enrolling and putting in the little work that you'll learn about - I can assure you that you WON'T be one of the quitters.

Changing chords is not gonna be a challenge for you anymore - and instead you are going to focus simply on playing the songs fluently, and even singing along if you wish.

You will achieve that through practicing (for a couple of minutes a day) a small bunch of simple, fun, yet extremely powerful exercises - which will help you DRILL all the chord changes deep into your muscle memory.

You are going to feel the results today, and you are going to be able to cut through months of slow improvement in just days-couple of weeks, and skip to the fun parts of playing the guitar.

By doing the exercises - you will be able to take your guitar playing from the initial, hard stage, where it feels like constant "hard work" - where each chord change is a hassle - and you have to look down and slowly move your fingers one by one...

Into the stage where it's just "pure, expressive fun", and you can simply play all of your favorite songs without even thinking about it, without any efforts, and without these "flow-killing" stops between the chords.

Guitar is simple - by knowing these basic chords and how to switch between them at ease + a couple of strumming patterns (which I will teach you in the course as well) = you will be able to play literally tens of thousands of songs.

So join me inside and start having FUN with your favorite songs, instead of struggling with changing chords.

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? Bonus: The Guitar Songs Masters Complete E-Books Library: On top of everything that's above, you'll get 8 more fancy guitar E-Books that'll help you massively improve your guitar life.

  1. The 14 Best Guitar Apps That You'll Actually Use

  2. 11 Guitar Practice Tips for Speedy Improvement

  3. The Complete Guitar Chords Cheat-Book

  4. The 13 Best Guitar Accessories That You'll Need

  5. My Secret Songbooks Link-Bank: Get Access to 7 Songbooks with 5000+ Songs

  6. 9 Cool Ways to Customize Your Guitar

  7. Improve Your Sense of Rhythm Cheat-Sheet

  8. 5 Fun Techniques to Spice-Up Your Cover Songs

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Why should you listen to me on this?

I own almost ALL of my progress on guitar in my first few years to a couple of close friends who showed me these exercises when I just started out.

Thanks to the exercises, I was able to see tremendous and fast improvement in my ability to play my favorite songs - which is what kept me so motivated to keep going along the guitar-learning journey - which so many people give up on.

Over the years, I improved the exercises, added to them, and taught them to my own students, while consistently seeing these tremendous results keep happening - time and time again.

Trust me - you're going to be surprised by the speed at which you're going to see yourself improving and playing your favorite songs in a smoother and better way, every single day. ENJOY!

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Time for A short bio:

Hi, my name is Alon Cooper. I am touring the world while running my online teaching business, playing venues (solo or with a band), and learning from the best musicians wherever I go.

I am the founder of Guitar Songs Masters, one of the top five most read guitar blogs worldwide, and of the GuitarSongsMasters Video Courses Academy, which has over 70K students in more than 10 unique guitar courses.

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Cheers, and I'm looking forward to seeing you inside, 

-Cooper

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Fingerstyle Guitar Mastery: 3 Techniques You Need To Know

Learn 3 essential modern fingerstyle techniques from Tobias Rauscher, the guitarist with 20.000.000+ YouTube views

Created by Tobias Rauscher - Musician & Guitar Teacher

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Students: 22294, Price: Free

Percussive fingerstyle guitar has become increasingly popular over the past few years, which is why I’ve made it my mission to teach students all the necessary skills and techniques to help them become better fingerstyle guitarists. Over the period of this course, I will teach you how to master three essential modern fingerstyle techniques that will take your guitar playing, as well as yourself as an artist, to a whole new level! 

Learn and Master the Three Essential Modern Fingerstyle Techniques in this Step-by-Step Guitar Course

  • Learn how to play slap harmonics
  • Learn how to play advanced body percussion
  • Learn how to play the over-the-top playing style
  • Get to know my favorite percussive warm-up exercise
  • Learn one of my most famous guitar riffs of my song „Memories“

Master Modern Percussive Fingerstyle and Play Like the Pros!

Well known guitarists utilize these fingerstyle techniques to make their songs sound more interesting to the audience. Besides being able to help you write more complex music, these techniques catch the eyes of your audience and make your songs sound more unique and appealing. In order to give you the optimal learning experience, I have carefully selected the exercises in this lesson to help you master these techniques. These lessons have been tested through workshops and private guitar instruction with my students before being recorded.

Contents and Overview 

This course focuses on quality instead of quantity and it provides straight to the point guitar lessons. In total, you will get five comprehensive tutorials, ten step-by-step exercises and one song riff. After this course you will be able to utilize these newly discovered techniques in your own compositions to write more compelling tunes and spice up your playing style.

To start with, I will introduce my favorite percussive warm-up exercise which is a combination of left hand legato lines and right hand percussive hits. This exercise helps to prepare you for other techniques because you will learn how to get your hands to play completely independent of one another. 

The main part of the course covers the three essential techniques: slap harmonics, body percussion and over-the-top playing. All of these are considered advanced techniques that requires the student to focus on each one individually in order to master them. Slap harmonics allow you to add exciting overtones that accentuate your playing. Body percussion on the other hand, introduces a completely new dimension to your music. By emulating a drum kit on your guitar, you are essentially playing two instruments simultaneously. Finally, with the tricky “Over-the-Top” style of playing, you will surely catch the attention of your audience.

At the end of the course, we will use all the techniques we’ve learned to play the riff of “Memories” - one of my most famous songs with over two million views on YouTube! 

Make Your First EDM Track – No Experience Required!

Learn how to make an EDM track in FL Studio, by making one.

Created by Colin Warn - EDM Ghost Producer, Instructor of over 20,000+ Students

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Students: 21267, Price: Free

UPDATED FOR FL STUDIO 20!

Learn the basics of making your first EDM track from Colin: A professional music/ghost producer with 4+ years of experience.   With a discography of over 200 dance tracks, his productions has received acclaim from the likes of Studio DMI, EDM(dot)com and many more.

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals, shortcuts and best resources for learning concepts such as:

  • Music theory, or how to make kickass melodies

  • Sampling, how to do it in FL Studio, and how to do it legally

  • Mixing your track to sound it's best

  • Where to sell/share your finish tracks

......and much more!

So whether you're a music producer looking to learn a few new tricks from the EDM realm, a neophyte looking to get into the music production game, or an EDM enthusiast looking to make a track to impress your friends, there's something in this course for you.

How to Play Piano – Your First Lesson!

Learn the black and white notes, understand keyboard & piano types, and gain a big picture understanding of music

Created by Musicians Inspired - 50,000+ Students, 7,000+ Reviews, 12 Courses

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Students: 21109, Price: Free

Have you always wanted to play the piano, but were not sure if you want to fully commit to private lessons or an expensive course?

If so this course is for you!

I wanted to create a very basic course for a complete beginner.  

This course does simply one thing - demystifies the keyboard.

If you look at a piano and think, "this is too complicated to learn", this course will hopefully dispel those thoughts.

The piano is much more logical and easier to understand than most people think.

I will teach you... 

  • How to purchase your first keyboard (amongst the many, many, many keyboards that are out there)
  • The 12 unique notes that make the 88 keys of the piano easy to memorize
  • How the piano is spaced out
  • How the piano relates to other instruments
  • How the piano relates to singers

By the end of this course the piano itself, will make a lot more sense!

Learn how to become a great DJ and be the life of the party!

Being a DJ is more than pressing buttons. We will teach you the skills of DJing and how to become a great party host!

Created by David Truong - DJ of 7+ years

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Students: 20478, Price: Free

If you like this course, please consider donating some bitcoins: 1Cw1eVv6sH9xAVSXeLg1ybNA2Nq5caFxDw

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Ever wanted to be a DJ but thought it looked too complicated? Are you a self taught DJ but would like to improve your DJing skills?

Then this course is made for you! We'll cover all aspects of DJing, from the basics of setting up, which cables to use, and how to troubleshoot your gear, to basic mixing, beat matching, and more advanced techniques like telegraphing.

There's nearly 2 hours of comprehensive video content.

Piano Grooves

This course will go over a few grooves that can be played for personal entertainment or public display.

Created by Starling Jones Jr - Musician (Pianist/Organist) - Online Video Instructor

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Students: 19844, Price: Free

Piano Grooves designed to aid the musician no matter the skill level. This course will teach you how to play a few songs with nice progressions and patterns. Implement the information learned from each song into your own personal musical style.

In this course you will:

  • Learn how to play a few nice piano grooves.
  • Learn how to play a few songs
  • Learn how to play in different keys
  • Learn how to broaden your chord vocabulary

Enjoy and download Full Tutorials and take your playing ability to the next level.

Remember - Prov 27:17 "Iron Sharpens Iron"

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

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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.

Free Ultimate Beginners Guitar Lessons – Part 1

Your first steps to learning guitar the right way. Sign up and see your playing progress daily which is always exciting

Created by Michael Warren - Guitar Lessons For You Form A Professional Guitar Teacher

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Students: 19044, Price: Free

Welcome to the Ultimate Beginners Guitar Lessons - Part 1. These are free guitar lessons for the beginner of any age. 

With these lessons you'll learn how to play guitar the right way, and see progression daily which always makes learning exciting, with over 4 hours and more than 50 lessons we guarantee you immediate results with this professionally designed step-by-step course that's fun and easy for all ages. You'll get everything you need to know as a beginner guitarist and discover how to play songs in minutes.

You will never feel rushed, get stuck or find a new skill too hard. With over 50 step-by-step lessons moving through each level is a breeze.

You will be playing your favorite songs straight away. With this new teaching method, each lesson is based around learning with songs to build and master all the techniques, so practice never feels like a chore.

You can learn anywhere, anytime on all platforms with access 24/7 and talk to an expert whenever you need, just leave a comment and we will get back to you with a quick response.

Your teacher Michael has been playing for 30 years and teaching one-on-one with students for 20, and over that time has seen the struggles beginners can have when they play guitar, so he developed a tried and tested step-by-step course for absolute beginners that will get the results you have always desired.

As An Added Bonus all the guitar lessons have multiple camera angles so you can see exactly what each hand is doing with onscreen TAB all with an easy to follow arrow with printable lesson materials so you can access them any time.

What you get in the course:

The first part you focus on the guitar fundamentals. Michael will start by talking you through selecting the best beginner guitar, guitar picks, guitar strap, guitar tuner and the best choices for you. You will learn the parts of an acoustic and an electric guitar and how to set up your amplifier.  

Michael will explore your correct posture, how to hold your pick and hand placement, correct guitar tuning techniques and all the skills a student needs to know before they start playing guitar. These steps are very important when first starting out and often overlooked by teachers with less experience.

Now the fun part.  We get straight into playing.  Michael knows you need to get a feel for the guitar first, so you start with reading TAB and playing on 1 string with 1 finger and we develop that skills with songs so you are playing straight away, from this point we take small steps learning new techniques and practising those skills with songs.  Using this method you'll be amazed at how fast you progress with your playing on an acoustic or an electric guitar. Learning a technique and applying that to songs is the best way to learn how to play guitar.

Michael has seen guitar for beginners courses that begin with chords and scales, this is simply wrong.  Through years of teaching beginners he understands it can be quite frustrating and takes a long time before you can see any progress in your playing because it is just too hard to start with these techniques. At essential guitar lessons we want you to get the right start. 

If you learn guitar the right way our step-by-step learning method will fast track your guitar playing by months as a beginner and years as you progress through to the advanced courses we have built. This is the best place to start for all beginners no matter what style of guitar playing you like.

"I've always loved teaching students how to play guitar and hope you enjoy this course as much as I did creating it."

Thanks Michael Warren - Creating Musicians Since 1997

GarageBand 101- Learn How To Write & Record Your First Song!

Start making great music right away with the only free GarageBand course on Udemy! (Unofficial)

Created by Dean Davis - Songwriter, Producer, Music Instructor

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Students: 18949, Price: Free

This course is designed to help you start making great music in GarageBand fast!  Video lessons show you how to write, record, edit, and polish your songs step-by-step.  You'll learn how to use the tools GarageBand offers for creative songwriting (including software instruments & the session drummer) as well how to use its powerful tools for editing & mixing (cleaning and polishing) your songs!  The videos in this course are content rich and get straight to the point so that you can start making high quality music in GarageBand without wasting any time!  And don't worry, we are going to make this easy and fun

If you are a songwriter or musician who wants to record your own music in GarageBand but you have no idea where to start... this course is made for you!

Beginner Strumming 15-Video Digital Course

Acoustic or Electric

Created by Guitar Jamz Guitar Lessons - 

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Students: 18299, Price: Free

Who are you?

Hey guys, my name is Tim Gilberg, and I'm the founder and president of Guitar Jamz, which for nearly ten years has been one of the Web's leading guitar instruction portals. We've taught tens of thousands of guitar students around the world with an all-star roster of instructors.  

The best known among those popular teachers is Marty Schwartz. Marty teaches this course and has a massively loyal fan base because he has a way of breaking every technique down to its smallest piece ... and he always keeps it FUN in the process.

This approach has resulted in nearly a billion worldwide views on our various online channels, but what's most important is the feedback we get every day from our students. They regularly report "a-ha" moments and exclamations of, "Wow, I can finally play that!" all because of the detailed, step-by-step nature of Marty's lessons. This is especially true for beginner guitarists — even those who feel they don't have a musical bone in their body.

Now let me tell you about this course. It's called "Beginner Strumming Secrets," and it's absolutely perfect if you're just starting out for guitar.  The lessons are shown with an acoustic guitar, but you can use an electric guitar if you wish.

What's this course about, exactly?

This 15-video lesson series is the perfect supplement to a beginner guitar course. How? By teaching you how to strum easily and naturally. You'll be taught a variety of common strum patterns, and you'll be shown how to play them in a free-wheeling manner. You'll also be given ways to spice up your strumming by learning special enhancements such as palm muting, rhythmic slapping, chucking, and picking. You'll also learn about all the elements that fit into strumming, such as what a measure is, and what the different types of notes are.

What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

Simply put, you'll be able to strum you guitar in an easy, free-wheeling way. Do you ever wonder how experienced players can strum their guitars in such a relaxed and care-free manner, as if playing their instrument was as easy and natural as breathing?  Well, this course helps get you there.

Is this course for me?

This course if for you if you're just starting out on guitar.  It will be helpful if you know just a few of the simple chords starting out. No knowledge of music theory is necessary. This is a basic course on strumming. While it's probably too basic if you are already an intermediate player, the lessons do give some helpful strumming techniques and practice exercises if you feel you would like your strumming to flow more naturally.

Why should I take this course?

Look, there's already a ton of lessons online that show you how to play chords ... how to change chords ... but it's really hard to find pinpointed instruction on how to specifically improve the quality of your strumming.  This is a very focused course on a very specific — and crucial — technique: strumming. Strumming naturally and easily is a goal of every guitar player, and this course will help get you there

Audio Editing Basics with Reaper

Audio editing and recording made easy, for absolute beginners. Create your own audio content fast, for free!

Created by Pedro Gonzalez - Music teacher

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Students: 17654, Price: Free

Course Description

Learn the basic techniques to edit and record voiceovers, narrations, live music and ambient sounds in your computer, from the beginning. Solve your audio production problems with this introductory course.

Begin to Make Great Audio Content with Reaper

  • Installation and configuration explained
  • Basic editing operations in detail
  • Configure your PC or Mac for audio production
  • Productivity tips
  • One-click recording setup
  • Improve your recordings with audio effects

Your Intro to Audio Production

Learning audio editing and recording is a life-time art, but you don't have time to waste. With this basics course, you can be in charge of your audio content and quality from day one. Reaper is a fully professional software, but so intuitive and easy that my students enjoy working with it from the first minute. I have removed the technical side of audio production to make the basics as easy as possible.

This is an introductory course for musicians, actors, teachers and anyone who needs to record his own audio. Aimed at non technical users, you will learn the basics of Reaper, an all-pourpose audio editor that you can use for free with no time limit.

Content and Overview

In just ten lessons you will download, configure and use Reaper to make and edit your own recordings, improve the audio quality using effects, etc. Audio materials and links will be available for practise and to extend your learning.

The course is divided in four sections, following the natural order of your learning. In the first section you will learn how to download and install Reaper in your computer, depending if you are in Windows or Mac. You will perform a sound check and learn how to solve the possible problems that could arise during configuration. I will be available in the comments section and also in office hours to respond to your doubts. The first section ends with an overview of Reaper's User Interface, so you can get familiar with it.

The second section is about Audio Editing. You will learn how to import audio, cut, copy, paste, etc, mass-edit operations and shortcuts. Also how to organize your projects and the best formats to render your audio sessions.

Then during the third section you will setup your computer and other hardware ready to record audio into Reaper. Depending on your system, some techniques are described to improve the audio quality and performance of the computer.

In the fourth section you will learn what Audio Effects are, the most common plugin formats and how to use them in the recordings you just made. You will learn to remove background noise or change it's tonal colour through EQ, and also to add some Reverb to improve the acoustics.

Sing Like A Pro: The Free Mini Course

Explore main vocal registers and improve your singing!

Created by Katarina Petric - Vocal Coach

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Students: 17541, Price: Free

Wished to have a commanding, confident voice?

A lot of people do… But YOU could start developing it right away!

In this course, you’ll master your vocal registers.

Join us and learn the difference between your chest voice, head voice, mixed voice and falsetto – registers most commonly used in today’s contemporary music.

After this Free Mini Course for beginners, you can upgrade and enroll in our Professional Course!

The Top 24 Guitar Hacks & Tips for Beginners

Learn shortcuts and tricks that'll make your learning curve faster and let you have a lot more fun with your guitar.

Created by Cooper - Guitar Songs Masters - 100K+ Students | Founder @ Guitar Songs Masters

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Students: 16940, Price: Free

In this mini-course I'll share with you some of the best things that I have learned along over 10 years of playing and teaching guitar. 

You'll learn guitar life-lessons that will literally cut off months and years off of your learning curve in several different aspects of playing.

This includes topics ranging from cool playing techniques, ways to make practicing more easier and fun, tips on how to properly maintain your guitar so that it's a lot more fun to play, and a lot more.

  • A bunch of cool new playing techniques, including how to slide into chords, how to use sus 2/4 chords and more.

  • The 13 most useful guitar apps in 2018 - apps that will actually help you improve much faster.

  • 8 ways to develop your time-keeping skills and really get that pro sound.

  • 6 ways to customize your guitar and add some elegant bling to it.

  • 6 tips on how to easily conquer any barre chord. (like the F chord)

  • 4 ways to avoid the notorious pain in the fingertips that every beginner encounters. 

  • My favorite 13 guitar accessories - things that'll actually improve your guitar life.

  • How to find that one chord that finishes the song perfectly.

  • The ideal fingernail length for playing guitar. 

  • How to use a capo to make sure the song matches your voice, and also to create fresh different voicings when playing with another guitarist. 

  • The 4 pillars of a perfect guitar maintenance routine that'll make your guitar fun to come back to. 

  • And More lessons that will enrich your skills and sound, with newer ones added regularly. 

  • *Check out the curriculum to see the full list of lessons.*

Printable SONGBOOK: On top of the lessons, you will also receive the printable GuitarSongsMasters Campfire Beginners Songbook, with over 35 songs.

Some of the songs that are in there, ranging from classic rock to pop, country and more, are in the following list:

  • Ed Sheeran - The A-Team

  • Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

  • Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

  • Oasis - Wonderwall

  • Green Day - Time of Your Life

  • The Eagles - Take It Easy

  • Ben E. King - Stand By Me

  • Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

  • Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door

  • You Are My Sunshine

  • Outkast - Hey Ya

  • Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel

  • Leonard Cohen / Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

  • Florida Georgia Line - Cruise

  • Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California

  • Sublime - What I Got

  • Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want

  • And many others - while even more songs' video lessons are added regularly. 

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Gift - The Guitar Songs Masters Complete E-Books Library: On top of everything that's above, you'll get 8 more fancy guitar E-Books that'll help you improve your guitar life.

  1. The 14 Best Guitar Apps That You'll Actually Use

  2. 11 Guitar Practice Tips for Speedy Improvement

  3. The Complete Guitar Chords Cheat-Book

  4. The 13 Best Guitar Accessories That You'll Need

  5. My Secret Songbooks Link-Bank: Get Access to 7 Songbooks with 5000+ Songs

  6. 9 Cool Ways to Customize Your Guitar

  7. Improve Your Sense of Rhythm Cheat-Sheet

  8. 5 Fun Techniques to Spice-Up Your Cover Songs

Why should you listen to me?

Hi, my name is Alon Cooper. I am touring the world while running my online teaching business, playing venues (solo or with a band), and learning from the best musicians wherever I go.

I am the founder of Guitar Songs Masters, one of the top five most read guitar blogs worldwide, and of the GuitarSongsMasters Video Courses Academy, which has over 70K students in more than 10 unique guitar courses.

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Cheers, and I'm looking forward to seeing you inside, 

-Cooper

New Guitarist Guidebook & Checklist

The Complete Guide For All New And Returning Guitarists Ready To Begin a Guitar Playing Journey

Created by Scott Perry - Vintage Blues Guitarist & Teacher

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Students: 16409, Price: Free

This comprehensive, step-by-step course will get you, the new or returning guitarist, off to the best possible start in your guitar playing journey. In it you will find a complete guidebook and checklists for:

  • checking your motivation and setting goals
  • selecting the right instrument
  • choosing the best teacher and method
  • selecting the gear & gadgets to get started
  • setting up your practice space & schedule
  • and much, much more!

    You'll also learn about the benefits of learning to play an instrument and how to stay curious and motivated during your journey!

    Finally, you'll get some insights into some of the most popular styles of guitar playing, providing inspiration and awareness of the possibilities!

    This course is absolutely FREE; so, what are you waiting for? See you inside!

    15 Essential Blues Guitar Licks

    Learn to play classic blues

    Created by Absolute Blues Guitar Guitar Lessons - Learn To Play The Blues!

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    Students: 14956, Price: Free

    Probably The Most Valuable FREE Blues Guitar Lesson You’ll Ever Take!

    Bobby Harrison from Absolute Blues Guitar presents an in-depth blues guitar course with tab, standard notation, fretboard diagrams and high quality backing tracks.

    In this tutorial, we will learn 15 essential blues licks in the context of a 12 bar blues solo over a shuffle groove in the good old-fashioned key of A.

    Our solo spans two choruses (twice around the 12 bar progression) and features many classic blues licks and phrases in the styles of B.B. King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King and Albert Collins. 

    These 15 licks feature classic blues tonality, along with chord tones that really highlight the changes. These are all extremely usable ideas that you can incorporate into your own playing. Each lick breakdown features on-screen tab

    In addition to learning the solo, we’re also going to cover a very cool rhythm guitar part that you can try out next time you find yourself at a blues jam.

    Acoustic Guitar For Beginners

    Fast-track course for getting up and strumming on acoustic

    Created by TrueFire Guitar Lessons - The World's Most Comprehensive Library of Guitar Lessons!

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    Students: 14537, Price: Free

    If you've always wanted to learn how to play acoustic guitar - or even started once or twice in the past only to put it down in frustration - this series of beginner acoustic guitar lessons is likely the perfect approach for you. Acoustic Guitar for Beginners is a jump-start method designed to get you up and strumming quickly without having to work through tedious theory, scales and exercises. In fact, you'll be strumming chords and playing a few songs in your very first week of working with the course.

    Acoustic Guitar for Beginners is tailored specifically for adults who don't have the time or desire for formal training. To get you on the fast track, we've deliberately steered clear of music theory, reading notation, exercises and scales (there's plenty of time for all that good stuff later). Instead, you'll dig in immediately learning how to play chords, strums and how to work with song books and lyric sheets.

    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.

    Electronic Music Production in Ableton Live (Level I)

    Getting familiar with Ableton Live

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

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    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.