Best Free Other Music Courses

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Audio Engineering: Signal Flow

Learn about signal flow and why it is important to learn as an audio engineer

Created by Christopher "Czar" Smith - Independent Audio Engineer

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Students: 12134, Price: Free

Ever wondered how your audio signal gets from the mic through your DAW and out of your speakers? This course will go over basic and advanced signal flow of audio signals. After this course you should be able to understand what signal flow is, how it works, and why it is important to know as an audio engineer. You will be able to understand basic as well as complex signal flow for your recording signal chain. You will also learn basic and more complex signal routing in your DAW. Once completing this course you will be able set up routing for your effects, properly use busses and aux tracks, and learn some techniques for setting up your session through busses in the daw. This will be a powerpoint presentation. This course will be 30 minutes long. This course is for anyone wanting to learn about the path their audio takes to get into their recording software and back out to your speakers. My teaching method is simple and straightforward to make sure everyone can understand and follow along. This course is designed for beginners who are just getting into audio engineering. Signal flow is one of the first things aspiring audio engineers need to learn. Its understanding will not only help you in the home studio, but it will help in the recording studio as well. Everything from recording to troubleshooting is based around signal flow. Once you have a grasp on signal flow you will be able to go from setting up your audio interface to setting up recording signal chains with compressors and eq's. The better you understand signal flow then the more you will able to do with signal routing. This course will go over the following and more:

  • What is signal flow
  • Why is signal flow important
  • Inputs and outputs
  • The two different types of signal flow
  • Patch bays

Songwriting: Creative Lyric Writing Approaches

Creative Lyric Writing Approaches

Created by Academy of Music & Sound Online - Online Music Academy based in the UK

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Students: 8917, Price: Free

Welcome to 'Songwriting: Creative Lyric Writing Approaches', a free course developed by AMSOnline, the online degree platform for The Academy of Music & Sound. Before you get started on the materials, please take a few minutes to read through the information within this Introduction section in order to understand who & what this course is intended for, how to navigate through the course and to meet your Tutor and The Academy.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for beginners through to experienced songwriters; anyone who wishes to invigorate or reinvigorate their lyrical output. This course aims to equip you with a number of writing techniques and creative tools that will get you inspired and committed to your writing aspirations.

What will you learn?

The syllabus for this course is set out over four weeks, with each week focusing on different areas of lyric writing. Each week provides helpful, practical, creative conversations and activities in order to help you grow as a songwriter and communicator. Here is a breakdown of the topics covered within the next four weeks:

Week 1 - 'Show, Don't Tell' - Journalling & Sensory Writing
Week 2 - 'Collecting Inspiration' - Art as Theft & Mining
Week 3 - 'Storytelling' - Narrative & Metaphor Creatio
Week 4 - 'Keeping it Real' - Prosody & Finishing a Song

Write Your First Rap Verse In Under An Hour!

Learn how to write a rap verse and finish it within an hour.

Created by Donovon Jenson - Author, Software Engineer, Poet, Rapper

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Students: 8641, Price: Free

Have you always wanted to rap but don't know where to start? Most new students have one of two struggles. Either they don't feel confident in their abilities and scare themselves out of starting, or they don't know what to do and don't start. In this short course, I hope we can get past both of those blocks and help you transition into a new hobby.

I made this short course to help you write your first rap verse in under an hour. We'll quickly go through the basics, then get you writing and reciting! Be ready to do the work, so you can get the most out of it. Perfectionism is overrated, you just need a starting point! 

If you've already been rapping for a while, you may find the concepts a bit basic. This is meant for those who have never rapped before, so they can get a starting point. That being said, you may still find a few useful pieces of information and I encourage you to join anyway! 

Ear Training Starts Here – Identify The Notes

Develop your hearing to a professional musician level

Created by Gal Peiser - Music Producer

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Students: 6204, Price: Free

IT'S TIME TO START HEAR MUSIC IN PRO EARS

Evreyone enjoys listening to music, but what about enjoy plus understand what you hear?

Ear Training Starts Here is a course that teach you the super importnat (and fun!) skill for evrey musican:

IDENTIFY THE NOTES THAT YOU HEAR!

if you'r saying: sounds nice, but I have the hearing of a deaf person...

than I'm here to tell you that you also can hear and start recognize the notes!

It's NOT something you are born with.

It's NOT relate to Perfect Pitch.

IT'S A SKILL EVREYONE CAN LEARN (and should! espciecaly musicians).

This course will help you to start understand the musical language by identifying the notes.

The course contains lesons and easy to follow exercises, this course is excellent for beginners.

The course is focused on training your ears recognizing the notes C D E F G A B - those are the white keys of the piano (also known as the C major sclae).

This is not a course about music theory or writing the notes,

no previous knowledge is required.

LET'S DEVELOP SOME EARS TOGETHER! :)

**Photo by Kyle Smith

How you can be a good DJ with MonsterGODJ

Learn DJing with Monstergodj

Created by Monster Godj - DJ

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Students: 4292, Price: Free

"Monster GoDJ Advanced Tutorial" is 10 video lecture series that is instructed by Pinnacle TheHustler. In this tutorial, Pinnacle goes further in depth regarding how to use the Monster GoDJ with more advanced techniques such as counting time signatures, advanced mixing, scratching and transitional techniques. Also you could learn general how to be a better DJ such as cutting, fading, EQ mixing, back spin etc.. For this course, listeners will need a Monster GoDJ and/or speakers or headphones. Enjoy this 'How you can be a good DJ with MonsterGODJ' tutorial series! At the end of this course you will realize that you already be a good DJ!

Top Interactive Wedding DJ & MC Tips

Learn how to separate yourself from all the other DJ's and MC's.

Created by Dominick Pirone - Enlighten. Empower. Entertain.

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Students: 3930, Price: Free

In this course, you'll learn how to stand out from other DJs/MCs, interact with any crowd, get the party started no-fail, explode your word-of-mouth business and have a ton of fun as a Wedding DJ. 

All without being tacky, corny and all-around lame.


Students will learn:


• How to establish yourself as a true professional from the get-go and some common errors to avoid.

• What you can do during cocktail hour to get to know your guests better and start loosening them up to have a great time.
• The ingredients of a very warm, welcoming and fun Bridal Party announcement that sets the pace of the rest of your evening.

• What you need to do with the Bridal Party to get them ready to rock out with you on the dance floor later.

• Some of the best icebreakers you can use to get the party started, without being corny or over-the-top.

• Why you should dance with guests and how to do this to make your guests feel incredibly comfortable with getting on the dance floor.

• The Anniversary/Marriage Countdown Dance and how to utilize this icebreaker to get all generations involved.

• The Dance Circle icebreaker along with how to organize it, announce it and get it crackin'.

• The power of vocal encouragements on the mic and the effect they can have on the energy of your audience and dancing.

• Why you should be selective with your weddings to keep things fun for yourself as a Wedding DJ and MC.

SUPERFANS: Digital Marketing For Musicians

Grow a profitable and loyal fan base to support your music career

Created by Kia Orion - Artist & Educator

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Students: 3718, Price: Free

We have a problem with marketing.

The days are gone when you could just make good music and wait for people to discover it.

You can make great music, but you’re missing out on incredible opportunities if you aren’t marketing it.

And it’s not marketing in general, but marketing it correctly.

How many times have you heard this:

“Hey! Check out my Soundcloud link!”

What do you feel?

Annoyed? Angry? Sad?

Maybe a mixture of all three.

Social media is the driving force behind music marketing, and if you aren’t building a brand around yourself or your band there’s a lot you’re leaving on the table.

In this candid and action-inspired class you’ll learn:

  • How to properly connect and build relationships with your fans...

  • Tips for leveraging collaborations to grow your audience...

  • The biggest mistake most artists make when marketing their music...

  • And a simple way to tell your story in an effective way...

You’ll leave this class with specific examples of what works from successful artists who have turned their small and loyal followings into 6 figures.

So whether you only have one fan (hi mom) or are already building your audience, this class will give you actionable steps and new ways to build your audience.

Grab a coffee, set aside 30 minutes of focused time, and get ready to take your marketing to the next level.

Let's get it.

Motivation For Musicians

Get Inspired And Motivate To Make Music

Created by Gal Peiser - Music Producer

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Students: 2995, Price: Free

In this course, you will not learn anything new in terms of theoretical knowledge or acquiring a skill -

but you will, hopefully, get inspired and motivate to create and to expand your creativity.

You can learn almost anything today, online or not online.

There is an abundance of knowledge and resources.

I found that sometimes that aboundence can be quite overwhelming -

You find yourself pulled into all directions, and sometimes it can actually get you off track!

And what is the track?

The track is always your creativity, originality, inspiration - all of those things that become into your art and your music.

Join me on this short journey where I’ll try to share with you some of my main insights and habits that help me to stay on track as a musician and creator.

This course is for anyone who makes music and feels he needs some motivation boost.

You can watch all of this course at once,

And you also can, from time to time, when you’ll feel that you need this motivation boost, to come and watch part of it again.

Scroll up and hit this ENROLL button right now :)

Photo by: Anthony Ginsbrook

Audio Engineering: How to prepare and share sessions & files

Learn how to get your tracks and sessions to other the right way

Created by Christopher "Czar" Smith - Independent Audio Engineer

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Students: 2768, Price: Free

Learn the proper way to prepare, export, and share your tracks with others. This course will teach you everything from preparing the tracks, to exporting, to sharing. Producers will learn how to track out their beats and artists will learn how to share their verses with others to collaborate. Sharing sessions and files the right way is often overlooked, but something everyone needs to know how to do.

This course will teach you how to prepare, export, and share your tracks, beats, and sessions. Any artist or producer who needs to share and collaborate with others can benefit from this course. Producers will learn how to properly deliver beats to artist after they purchase a track, or an engineer when it time for mixing. Artist will learn how to deliver sessions to mix engineers, or how to send a verse or instrument track to another artist to collaborate. By following the steps in this course you will be shown how to send your music to others in a professional way.

After completing this 30 minute course you'll be ready share your sessions and tracks with others. This course will show producers how to separate all their sounds before exporting, and will teach artist how to consolidate or bounce their files before exporting. I'm still shocked at the number of people who don't know how to share files correctly. Remember, you only have one time to make a first impression. Don't miss out on work and collaborating with other because your files aren't shared correctly.

This course will teach you the following

    • How to separate all of your sounds
    • how to label all of your sounds
    • how to gain stage your beats
    • how to deal with arrangement of tracks for artists
    • how to consolidate or bounce your verses
    • preparing a whole song to be exported
    • how to export your tracks
    • sharing your sessions, tracks, or files.

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

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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!

High Performance Intro – DJ Course

The Home Quadrant

Created by Mariano Noguera - DJ & Entrepreneur

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Students: 2117, Price: Free

In this First Section of the High Performance Intro DJ Course, the students will be able to recognize different possible paths or options, for their journey on becoming DJs.

They will be able to identify, the key differences between a DJ as an employee, a self-employed DJ, a business owner and a DJ as an investor.

Included in this short Course, students will be able to access, to a few extra bonus videos with information about mixers, turntables and CD players that belong to the Full Course. (Main focus of the Full Course is DJ Controller)

FREE Saint Anne’s Reel Fiddle Tune – Learn on Guitar

Flatpicking tune - Saint Ann's Reel Fun to play Fiddle tune on the guitar - Learn to play Saint Anne's Reel today!

Created by Lesson Pros - Award Winning Instructors, 100,000+ students

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Students: 2011, Price: Free

Learn the Bluegrass Fiddle Tune Saint Anne's Reel on Guitar

Learn the basic concepts and building blocks that you will need to play Saint Anne's Reel on the guitar. This course goal is to help you feel more comfortable and confident jamming.

A Part, B Part, and Chords - Plus 31 backing tracks to play along with

  • Over 100,000 Enrollments from 182 Countries in Lesson Pros Courses

  • Featured in Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award Winner

  • Winner of Contest, MNTA Most innovative Teaching System

  • Have taught along with National Touring Bands in Workshops all across the US and South America

Why take from this gal?
My passion is inspiring others to feel more confident in themselves and their playing.  I feel like music can do that. After years of performing and teaching all over the US. at workshops, out of my home, and through multiple schools, I was asked by many of my students to make videos of my lessons.  So here is the result. 

Building a strong foundation:

  • Learn the melodic structure of this fiddle tune

  • Learn the A Part

  • You will learn the B Part

  • Learn the chords to the song

  • Plus you will get 31 backing tracks to practice and jam along with

  • Bonus Lesson:

  • You will also get the A Part to get you started on a new fiddle tune

  • Who is the target audience for this course?

  • Anyone interested in learning fiddle tunes on the guitar 

  • Anyone who wants to play fiddle tunes for enjoyment

  • Anyone who wants to be a performer or a musician

  • Great for anyone who wants to jam at bluegrass festivals but really doesn't know how to get started.

Questions
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
Thanks for taking the time to look at this course.  I look forward to seeing you on the inside of this course and teaching you how to play St Anne's Reel on Guitar.
Sandi Millar

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40 Ways To Make Money As a Musician

Tips and Ideas to Make Money From Your Craft

Created by James Divine - Making Learning Fun

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Students: 1800, Price: Free

ALL musicians have the performance skills, but many are lacking in how to turn that into profit. In this course, you will learn 40 ideas on How To Make Money as a Musician. 

It doesn't matter whether you are a professional or intermediate musician, there is something in this course for everyone. I (James Divine, the instructor), have been in the music business for 30+ years. I've implemented many of these ideas successfully myself, and have seen all of them be implemented by someone.

Happy Music-Making.

We ArtPlay Piano

Composing and Improvising on the Piano

Created by Jeremy Levine - Founder & Lead Teacher

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Students: 667, Price: Free

This is the first week only of the 6-week We ArtPlay Piano course on the foundational building blocks essential for musical creation. Rather than learning how to replicate other people's music, we will start composing original music on day 1!

The goal is to gain practical skills and a deeper understanding of music's inner-workings so that you are empowered to create beautiful music, explore endless possibilities, and find joy through musical play. Each video explores a musical concept, and demonstrates clear, step-by-step methods that you can practice to incorporate these concepts into your piano playing.

The full course is available of the We ArtPlay website, and includes over 4 hours of video lessons that you can watch at your own pace to learn the fundamentals of piano composition.

Artist Action Plan Mini Course

How to prepare yourself fully to release music effectively, and in the right way!

Created by Andy Kettle - Music Industry Professional

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Students: 112, Price: Free

A comprehensive step by step guide on how to prepare yourself fully before planning to release any music.

Full of tips, advice, warnings, and guidance on your musical journey.

My main inspiration for this course came from the fact of how many people I have seen move forward on a music release, and not given themselves enough time to prepare fully beforehand.

The course is all about making sure you have given yourself enough time before jumping straight into a music release, and be fully ready in the right way before it all kicks off!

Here is a short synopsis:

- How to prepare yourself effectively for a full music release and make it count!

- Covering the aspects of Recording, Artist Photos, Artwork, Music Videos, Artist Bio, Press Release, planning a timeline, and preparation

- Bite size, accessible, and straight to the point learning

- Full of tips, advice, warnings, and helping you avoid the common pitfalls

- Including video lessons, PDF downloads, and interactive cheat sheet

Drop That Record is a hub and community sharing tips for aspiring artists, singers, songwriters, bands, producers, rappers, composers, musicians, and music professionals.

We hope to make a difference, and help new artists avoid all the same common mistakes that people have been making for years.