Best Other Music Courses

Find the best online Other Music Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Other Music Courses.

Music Marketing and Music Promotion 102: Essentials

How to build a release strategy, market your music, build your audience, and design and create merch for your fans

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

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Students: 311, Price: $99.99

Students: 311, Price:  Paid

Got music to release but not sure what to do?

This course was designed for you.

The videos in this course are designed specifically to help artists and producers like you, confidently release and market their music.

Tomas George is a full-time music production instructor and educator

And Christopher Carvalho runs Unlock Your Sound, helping independent music artists release their music, and build their businesses. Christopher uses these principles and strategies on a daily basis with his artist clients.

In this course, we teach you timeless marketing principles that focus on what matters most, building and cultivating a loyal fan base.

This course will cover such topics as : 

• Tips for Building a Release Strategy

• Organizing a Release in Trello

• Marketing Funnels for Music Artists

• Building an Audience and Setting up a Welcome Message in Mailchimp

• What NOT to do When Promoting your Music

• Marketing Lingo

• An Introduction to Print on Demand Merch and Teespring

• Different ways to Design your T-Shirts

• Finding Freelancers to help Design your Merch

• Instagram Merch Tips

• And Much More!

By the end of the course, you'll be able to take the concepts and strategies you learned and apply them forever.

Our Promise to You

If you have any questions about the content, we will always be responsive to questions and direct messages. 

If this sounds like the course you need, then hit the enroll button and we'll see you in the first lecture!

Cheers,

Tomas and Christopher

Learn to DJ from beginners to advanced

Learn to DJ with A-Z instruction!

Created by Christo Gil - DJ and Producer

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Students: 298, Price: $29.99

Students: 298, Price:  Paid

This is a 3 section course with 27 lessons that will walk you through becoming a DJ as well as advanced DJ methods and techniques.  We will walk you through:

Equipment

Mixing

performing

Fundamentals of DJ'ing

Advanced FX and controls

EQ's

Beat matching

Understanding the music

Scratching

Advanced Controls

Harmonic Mixing

Preparing your DJ Set

Music Library

Mashups

Crowd reading

Booking your first gig and more!

How to Make Money With Music Online – Sell Music Online

Learn How Do Musicians Make Money & How To Make Money From Your Music In The New Music Business with music marketing

Created by Scott Robinson - Founder of Warrior Sound & Apple Certified Trainer

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Students: 294, Price: $94.99

Students: 294, Price:  Paid

Wondering how musicians make money online?

Are you at the stage where your making great music but not making an income from it?

I know music business and music marketing can see really hard subjects, But by combining and maximising around your core skills you can sell music online and make money with your music effectively. Wondering how?

This is the course for you, I Want to show you how to make money with music, There has never been a better time to be an independent musician than right now. The majority of people making great music and that have great skill set to do so are not making the money they deserve.

This isn't because its not out there or that there is no opportunity, Its simply a lack of understanding how to generate money both from your music, skill sets and even the journey.

In this course you will transform from a musician with little understanding of ways you can monetize your music, Into a warrior of the industry.

  • Understanding your goals

  • 21 Different ways to monetize your music and what you do

  • How to tie multiple things together

  • Multiple streams of income method

  • Using social media as an income tool

Bonus

  • Facebook Posting Automation

  • Spotify Playlisting with Distrokid

Guests
Recently updated with special guests talking on select subjects outlined in the course. such as -

Samantha Harvey is a British pop singer and songwriter currently signed to Virgin EMI Records in the UK and Capitol Records in the US. She initially gained a following by posting covers of popular songs on her YouTube channel. Her independently released 2017 single, "Forgive Forget," peaked at number 48 on the UK Singles Chart. She released her first major label single, "Please," in February 2018. She followed that with her major label debut EP, also titled Please, in March 2018.

Sam here explains how she went from wedding singer to signed to Virgin EMI by using the power of social media and video.

Tiffany Lynn Alvord is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She has been cited as one of YouTube's first "home-grown celebrities"

tiffany answers for us both, Do you think it's still a good time to put out youtube content? and How would she go about it if she started now?

Steve "Urchin" Wilson is a veteran of the music and Entertainment Industry, having formerly worked as a studio manager, artiste manager, nightclub promoter and a record executive. He has spent the last 19 years touring the world with Grammy award winning Reggae Artist and legendary singer Sean Paul.

DJ ill.Gates has had a long and lavish career in music. DJing since his earliest teenage years, . Dylan has established a global fan base and enjoys an increasing reputation as dynamic, definitive and decisive EDM artist. ill.Gates is rising steadily up the ranks through his many collaborate releases with such industry heavyweights as Datsik, Bassnectar, Ana Sia, Opiuo, T.O.B., Vibesquad, Mimosa and more.

Dylan will breakdown for us the route into breaking out as a unknown DJ.

And more.

Writing Songs For TV/Film & Video Games

Learn how to write and pitch your songs to music supervisors to get your songs in TV, Movies & Video Game

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

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Students: 273, Price: $94.99

Students: 273, Price:  Paid

Last Updated May 2016

As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 21 different countries. 

My music has been used in many TV Shows, Movies & Video Games like Nascar, NFL, One Tree Hill, Hard Target, Grimm, plus countless others. 

Getting your music placed in a TV/Film or Video Game is called a "Synch" and music supervisors are the ones that control this world.

They are hired by the production company to find great music that will fit the scene of a movie, TV Show, Commercial or video game.

If you are a songwriter and own the masters to your songs then there is a huge opportunity for you to make money with your music.

This course will teach you exactly how this industry works and how you can get your music placed on TV, Movies plus videos games.

  • Learn how to meet Music Supervisors and play them your music
  • How to pitch your music for TV/Film the right way
  • Where the big money is in getting your songs synched
  • Nothing is left out - you see everything
  • ... and my help and assistance to Udemy students is legendary

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How to DJ – The Professional Guide

Learn How to DJ using this Professional guide, suitable for all levels whether you want to improve or get started now!

Created by Tommy Swindali - Professional DJ, Mixcloud 1 and Beatport Top 100 Producer

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Students: 270, Price: $29.99

Students: 270, Price:  Paid

If you have ever dreamed of being a DJ with people dancing to your music and all whilst having the time of your life then this course will show you how. 

From the bedroom to the hottest clubs, events and mainstage festivals. 

Whether you're a seasoned pro looking to enhance your current skills or a new aspiring DJ looking to get started. 

Whatever your level of experience, the wisdom in this course is explosive and it is an absolute must to skyrocketing your success as a DJ.

This easy to understand guide will enable you to master the essentials of DJing. 

Including, gear, music, techniques, business, and the industry as a whole. You'll learn how to research and purchase the best DJ equipment, on your budget. 

Where to find music, how to smoothly mix music and create solid playlists to rock any dance floor. 

Plus you will learn how to get paid gigs at parties, clubs, events and so much more!

Anybody can be a DJ and if you've ever wanted a single book that gives you all the secrets to a successful career as a DJ, then this is that course.

Fingerpicking Basics for Ukulele

Learn to beautify your ukulele playing with these initial, core fingerpicking skills

Created by Di Elle - Musician

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Students: 248, Price: $29.99

Students: 248, Price:  Paid

Are you bored with strumming? Do you want to make your ukulele playing more beautiful? Do you want to develop a more sophisticated sound?

Fingerpicking on the ukulele is a very satisfying style to play, and can really show off what a beautiful instrument the ukulele can be. 

This course is designed to help you develop the necessary physical skill to introduce fingerpicking to your repertoire of musical skills.

 

  • How to start picking

     

  • What does your ‘rhythm’ (strumming) hand have to do

     

  • Develop necessary skills in each finger

     

  • Learn a few basic patterns

     

  • How to apply them to songs you already know.

This course is suitable for ukulele players of all levels. If you have learned a few chords and played a couple of songs, this is a benefit but not necessary. You can start with fingerpicking as a complete newbie if you would like to.

I have been teaching ukulele to players of from age 5-99 all around the Hampshire, for 8 years, from one-to-one coaching to classes of around 60 students. I direct an acoustic band which includes a ukulele section, for which I create suitable arrangements, select music, train members to performance standard and incorporate multi levels of skill.

“Many thanks for all your help Dielle, I really feel I got to grips with the technical stuff” Sue

 

"This is a very good beginner course and I am going to implement these fingerpicking styles as I learn more." Susan 

 

“The tutors are inspirational” Peter, Hayling Ukulele Club

 

 

 

Ear Training – Chords Pro

Recognize chords that you hear, develop pro musician ears

Created by Gal Peiser - Music Producer

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Students: 232, Price: $39.99

Students: 232, Price:  Paid

START HEAR CHORDS IN PRO EARS !

What will you get from this course after finishing it?

  • Important progress in developing professional musical hearing.

  • Be able to identify which chords you hear in the music.

  • Be able to identify chords progressions in a scale.

  • Improve your own music by improving your hearing skills.

  • Communicate better in musical situations with other musicians.

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

Ear Training - Chords Pro is a course that teach you the super importnat (and fun!) skill for evrey musician:

IDENTIFY THE CHORDS 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 chords!

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 understand chords and chords progression by ear.

The course is contain lesoons and easy to follow exercises.

The course is focused on training your ear recognizing diatonic chords (chords that relate to a scale).

This is not a course about music theory or reading sheetmusic, though some music theory background is given through the lessons.

Some background in playing an instrument is an advantage but not a must.

No previous knowledge is required.

LET'S DEVELOP SOME EARS TOGTETHER! :)

**Photo by Kyle Smith

audio engineering: Basics of Compression

This course will teach you the basic compression skills you need to start using a compressor

Created by Christopher "Czar" Smith - Independent Audio Engineer

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Students: 232, Price: $49.99

Students: 232, Price:  Paid

Using a compressor and understanding compression is one of the hardest things for entry audio engineers to grasp. With so many different compressors and compressors types its not hard to see why people struggle with compression. Compression is critical to getting good mixes in music today, and without a proper knowledge of compressors and how to use them your mixes can easily turn thin and lifeless. Compressors can add color to tracks, crush drums, smooth out vocals, and add weight to a bass. Compressors can add to an track, or it can take away. For example, with a compressor you add punch to a kick drum, you can take the punch away. It all depends on how you use it. And there are many, many ways to use a compressor. Using compression properly will help improve your mixes by keeping dynamics controlled. My Basics of Compression course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with compressors. Attack, release, threshold, ratio, I explain them all. I also will go over advanced controls such as the mix knob, knee, and side chain that you might see on some compressors. I also answer some frequently asked questioned about compression.

So if your just getting into engineering and you are struggling to understand compression this course is for you. My teaching method and analogies should give you confidence you need to use compressors.

For more on compression including compressor types, kinds, examples, uses, using classic compressors, and more please subscribe to my audio engineering: All About Compression course (Coming Soon!). By sharing some of my knowledge of 15 plus years in audio this course will teach you the following:

  • what is a compressor
  • how is compression used
  • controls on a compressor
  • how use the controls on a comrpessor
  • the difference between compressors and limiters
  • analogy for understanding compression
  • examples of how compression controls work

Music Promotion and Music Marketing – Spotify Playlists

Music marketing - Crash course for how to get your music on Spotify playlists

Created by Scott Robinson - Founder of Warrior Sound & Apple Certified Trainer

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Students: 220, Price: $94.99

Students: 220, Price:  Paid

Are you finding it hard to gain traction on Spotify in the modern music business?
Feel like Spotify marketing isn't worth the time for the payout?

I get it, music marketing can be tough. I thought like this at one time too. I even considered going to a record label, Not anymore though.

Now I see Spotify like this.

  • A huge promotion tool

  • A massive discovery opportunity

  • Another social network

  • Extra Income

    Music marketing on spotify has never been simpler, With these spotify playlist promotion techniques. You can really level up your discovery on music streaming platforms.

    So why a full course on Spotify?
    Well I tried looking for some many of the things in this short course, An simply couldn't find good answers. Whats more theres a whole world out there of FAKES, SCAMS and PAYOLA monsters. So navigating that world has been difficult. The thinking being ive hacked away at a clearer path so you can walk it much faster than I did.

See You in the course

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Stagecraft for Live Sound Engineers

Improve your professionalism and impress employers

Created by Soulsound School - Sound Engineering Educators

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Students: 213, Price: $29.99

Students: 213, Price:  Paid

Justin Grealy has over thirty years experience in the rock and roll business, and has even had the verb "to greal" a stage coined after him - meaning to label and colour code a stage environment so that show-stopping mistakes are almost impossible to make.

This is an immensely practical course on how to make a rock and roll stage into an efficient, safe and pleasant working environment. You will need some experience on or around stages,understand basic signal flow in live sound - the difference between inputs and outputs, what satellite or sub boxes and monitors are - and that your job as a sound engineer is to provide a stage which makes it easy for the artist to perform.

The course consists of 16 videos which will take just over an hour to complete, but which will change your working life as a live sound engineer.

How To Co-Write Songs Like The Pro’s

Learn how songwriting with others can advance your music career - and how to co-write songs like the Pro's

Created by Tom Worth - Professional Songwriter and Songwriting Coach

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Students: 209, Price: $49.99

Students: 209, Price:  Paid

As I look at the Billboard charts today it tells me something that may surprise you...over 90% of all songs in every charted genre are co-written.  And as a professional songwriter I'll tell ya - I rarely if ever write songs by myself.  Why?  Well...it's not because I can't write songs by myself...I can, and I'm sure you can too.  BUT...there are reasons over 90% of songs on the commercial charts are co-written.  This course explains these reasons.  But more importantly it teaches you how to co-write songs like the Pro's.  If you're a songwriter that knows how to write songs, this course will teach you how you can have success co-writing.  

Facebook Accelerator

How To Get 10,000 Real Fans On Your Facebook Page

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

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Students: 208, Price: $94.99

Students: 208, Price:  Paid

As a Once Struggling Musician I'm Now Using Facebook to Sell 20-30 CD's of My Album Every Day Using This Proven System I Personally Developed That Has Now Helped Hundreds of Other Artists Do the Same.

It takes less then 30 minutes to setup and once it's going you can just watch the likes come in.

My students are blown away that it actually works and say "I never would of thought I’d have new fans that actually liked and even SHARED my music with their friends!

I failed music in school and never thought I'd tour 22 countries and sell hundreds of thousands of albums.

I was super shy and introverted but I wanted to share my music with the world. After signing and getting ripped off by record labels I figured out I don't need a label>>>

All I need is my fans and finally I learned how to market to them using this Facebook strategy. 

The #1 thing holding me back from pursuing music as a full time career was fear.

I was scared to quit my job but I was tired of coming into the office exhausted after playing a killer show the night before.

So one day I took the leap of faith and for the last 15 years music has been my primary source of income.

Strategies like this Facebook Accelerator and how to get 10,000 real fans actually listening to my music has been a game changer so I wanted to share it with you.

Wishing you nothing but success!

I remember what it's like to be a struggling artist trying to get your music heard...

...because I've been there I want to show you the way to being a successful artist and avoid the mistakes I made.

Just promise to give me a shout out when you get your 10,000 fans!

Chris/Manafest

How To Count Beats and Gain Rhythm | How to Develop Rhythm!

Step by step for developing rhythm, catching the beat so you can dance and pick up music-related hobbies!

Created by Brian Bee - YouTube's top club dance teacher and art instructor

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Students: 192, Price: $39.99

Students: 192, Price:  Paid

Are you struggling to catch a beat even when it's hitting you over the head!

If so, this program is made for you! In this program, you will learn exactly how to catch and beat and start gaining rhythm. I will show you how to catch the beat for 12 different genres of music. Once you've gone through this program, you will be able to follow a beat which would all you to start learning how to dance, or pick up music-related hobbies!

Complete Guide to Songwriting

Learn how you can write better songs, from lyrics to melody and everything in between

Created by Learn Everything - Learn everything from the world's best experts

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Students: 185, Price: $39.99

Students: 185, Price:  Paid

This course will guide you through the world of songwriting, showing you how you can utilize raw materials and modern compositions to write better songs.

Designed to help you understand how songs are crafted, this course will give you the tools and skills you need to get better at modern songwriting, regardless of your level of experience. 

Taught by an extremely talented musician and songwriter with years of experience in the business, this course will give you the confidence and toolkit you need to craft better songs and understand what makes songs successful or popular. You’ll learn how to write better lyrics, how songs are structured and how to create hooks and ‘magic moments’ in your compositions. You’ll also be able to analyse popular songs and understand them on a whole new level.

The complete guide to songwriting is aimed at anyone who wants to understand the process of songwriting and write better songs. Whether you’re new to music or a seasoned pro, and regardless of whether or not you play an instrument, this course will give you a new insight into the world of modern composition and songwriting.

About the instructor:

Danny McGurn BA(hons) is a seasoned songwriter and performer, with a degree in music from the University of Sussex and a HND in songwriting from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. He’s also one of Learn Everything’s regular presenters and course providers.

In the past 10 years, Danny has played with a number of high profile bands and as a solo artist, performing on numerous UK tour and at renowned festivals and venues including Glastonbury, Rock Against Racism, the Secret Garden Party, White Air Festival, Club NME and hundreds of others. He has performed on lineups with the likes of Elbow, Biffy Clyro, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Buzzcocks, Frank Turner and has performed live on stage with Gary Moore. His music has been featured on Hollyoaks and numerous TV adverts, and he has been featured in the likes of NME, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Rocksound Music Week and many more. As the lead singer of infamous and much loved Brighton band The Perils, Danny wrote the critically acclaimed album Good People Do Bad Things, which is available on iTunes. 

How to DJ Course – from International DJ Andrew Pololos

The Complete Course On How To DJ - Covering all topics so you can DJ like a pro

Created by Andrew Pololos - Full Time DJ/Producer

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Students: 184, Price: $19.99

Students: 184, Price:  Paid

Hey everyone :)

I'm introducing myself as Andrew Pololos, full time DJ and Producer. I'm here to share my love of music and DJing with you, and to hopefully inspire some of you to become great DJs.

Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to play in the world's most beautiful venues such as:

• Nikki Beach, Porto Heli, Greece
• Carpe Diem Island, Hvar, Croatia
• Looloo, Mexico City
• La Santa, Leon, Mexico
• Hannah Sun Club, Acapulco, Mexico
• Dinsmoor, Acapulco, Mexico
• Akrotiri, Athens, Greece
• Highlander, Santorini, Greece
• Coco Maya, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
• Cavo Bianco, Ermioni, Greece
• Fort George, Vis, Croatia
• Hula Hula Beach Bar, Hvar, Croatia
• Vanilla Club, Split, Croatia
• Ivory, Wollongong, Australia
• Glasshouse, Wollongong, Australia
• Beachclub, Point-Calumet, Canada (DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs)

And as a resident DJ of New City Gas in Montreal, Canada (DJ Mag Top 100 Club), I've had the pleasure of sharing the bill with:

• Tiesto
• Hardwell
• Steve Angello
• Don Diablo
• Afrojack
• Sonny Fodera
• Franky Rizardo
• Dada Life
• Bakermat
• Sam Feldt
• Bob Sinclar
• Chuckie
• Slander
• Sultan + Sheppard
• Borgeous
• Lost Frequencies
• DJ Mustard
• Fat Joe
and many more

In this online DJ course, you'll learn the technicals and fundamentals of DJing at a professional level. Whether you want to learn how to DJ for fun, or mix at a professional level; we'll cover principles from beginner to advanced levels. I'll show you how to DJ using the latest USB technology (no laptop or controller required), and if you don't have DJ equipment, you can still follow along.

In Section 2 of DJ School, we will change the way you listen to music forever. I'll also show you where and how to get exclusive, new and high quality music online. You'll also learn how to navigate Pioneer's free Rekorbox computer software, and learn how to export music onto your USB keys for DJing,

In Section 3, you'll learn the basic fundamentals of mixing 2 tracks together: Counting Beats, Beat Matching & Beat Syncing. We'll analyze and breakdown our music visually, and prepare to mix on the DJ equipment.

In Section 4, we dissect the Pioneer CDJ Turntable and DJM Mixer. Most sound equipment looks complicated at first, but you will grasp every feature, function, fader, knob and button within minutes.

In Section 5, we will mix our first tracks together and officially knight you as a DJ!

In Section 6, you'll learn advanced DJ and mixing skills. We'll mashup tracks, power mix quickly, transition different styles and genres and go over different mixing techniques like scratching and cutting.

In Section 7, we'll discuss the all important business side of DJing. Having DJ talent and mixing skills are great, but they are only a piece of the puzzle. To be a pro DJ, we'll discuss professionalism, networking, the DJ code, respect and the way you carry yourself.

In Section 8, I'll share some industry secrets and answer frequently asked questions like: How to send a proper email or demo? How to spin a proper opening set? How to build your brand & market yourself? How to release your music iIndependantly? How to get booked in a club? How to negotiate a club salary? And many more...

I'll be with you every step of the way if you have any more questions as well.

Cheers,
Andrew Pololos

Music Theory Made Easy (Lessons 28-32)

Melody, Non-Harmonic Tones, Voice-Leading, Form, & Analysis

Created by David Spondike, Ph.D. - Music Theory Instructor

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Students: 180, Price: $34.99

Students: 180, Price:  Paid

Dr. Spondike distills the "Rules" of Voice-Leading down to their most simple and easy to understand concepts. By learning why music does what it does, the "rules" feel more like "just common sense".

  • Learn how to write Melody.

  • Learn Cadences.

  • Learn how to Voice Lead and Analyze 4-part Harmony without memorizing hundreds of rules.

  • Learn Secondary Dominants and Mode Borrowing

  • Learn how to analyze Musical Form.

Seven Lessons, Five Part-Writing Examples, Four Analyses.

ULTIMATE PIONEER CDJ COURSE PART 2 of 2: Pioneer CDJ Course

The perfect course for those that would like to learn the art of DJing.

Created by Costas Papa - Ableton Certified Trainer

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Students: 179, Price: $109.99

Students: 179, Price:  Paid

The content is specifically prepared and structured to give you the fundamentals beyond the knowledge, experience, confidence, understanding, and the ability to DJ.

This is a traditional hardware course, where attendees will develop, hone, and master their skills on the industry-standard Pioneer CDJ setup. We got the latest installation from our education partners at Pioneer 2 X CDJ2000NXS2 and a 1 X DJM900NS2.

These sessions are highly practical and are heavily focused on the hardware, and developing the skill-set required to qualify as a DJ.

By the end of these sessions, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the art itself. Be comfortable using an industry-standard hardware DJ setup. Ideally, all attendees will be able to mix songs of their choice and develop their musical repertoire.

In the first session, we dissect and deconstruct the music composition “formula”, how songs are structured and where are the best key areas of mixing in and out, and developing a playlist of tracks that cohesively tell a story. We review the looper / cutter functions and discover all available options and modes. Using Vinyl mode as an alternative play mode and use as a creative tool. We intentionally depend less on the technology and focus on training our ear-brain-hand coordination. We also enter part 1 of the effect suite on the mixer. We further explore Rekordbox features to enable us to make the best out of our music library.

In the 2nd session hot cue creative play and performance concepts are learned, also part 2 of effects is now completed and further ear-brain-hand coordination is enhanced though practical class exercises.

In the 3rd session, we prepare our Rekordbox installation to record and produce a DJ set and which avenues we can work with online to promote our skillset. In this session we delve deeper into the technical aspects of Rekordbox and the CDJs, we create tags, filters and searchable playlists; we also program and create a personal profile of the hardware setup based on our favorite preferences. We transfer the above functions into Rekordbox to create a seamless integration with our Pioneer hardware and controllers.

In this last session, we discover external connectivity options using the RMX1000 app and others for further performance enhancements. We finish off with a Q&A session and a review. Then you are to record a professional 45 minute DJ set.

Music Theory Made Easy (Lessons 14-27)

Minor keys, triads & 7th chords,, figured bass, Roman numerals, meter and rhythm.

Created by David Spondike, Ph.D. - Music Theory Instructor

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Students: 157, Price: $39.99

Students: 157, Price:  Paid

5 MINUTE LESSONS plus tons of practice downloads!

All topics include video lesson, lesson guide, practice examples with answer key, vocabulary list, and quiz.

  • Intervals and their qualities

  • Inversions of intervals

  • Consonance & Dissonance

  • intervals greater than an octave

  • Intervals on the staff and on the keyboard

  • Identifying intervals by ear

  • Minor Keys & Key Signatures

  • Natural, Harmonic, and Melodic Minor Scales

  • Triads, their Qualities and Inversions

  • Figured Bass for Triad Inversions

  • Roman Numeral Analysis of Diatonic Triads

  • 7th Chords, their Qualities and Inversions

  • Figured Bass for 7th Chords

  • Roman Numeral Analysis of Diatonic 7th Chords

  • Meter

  • Rhythm

  • Note Values (durations)

  • Rests

  • Beams & Ties

  • Time Signatures

  • Reading Rhythms

  • Melodic Dictation

(Includes 128 worksheets, 130 audio files, and supplement downloads.)

The Complete Band Management Course

A Musician's Guide to Making it! Successful management of bands and solo music acts

Created by Sebastian Howarth - Lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Indie Dog

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Students: 151, Price: $94.99

Students: 151, Price:  Paid

This in-depth course is a compilation of everything I have done with my own band to get it to where it is today. You will learn everything from how to form the band in the first place, how to choose a name and genre, all the way through to how to book gigs, how to tour a different city (cheaply!) and the basics of band management.

For anyone who wants to get their band going and well on its way to the big time, this course is for you!

Mixing in Presonus Studio One Made Easy Vol 1

Learn to Mix in Studio One Using Only the Stock Plugins

Created by David Vignola - Education for Recording Musicians & Aspiring Audio Engineers

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Students: 150, Price: $24.99

Students: 150, Price:  Paid

This course is perfect for people that are new to mixing music in Studio One. This course will apply to all versions from version 3.0 - 4.5 and beyond. In this course, I show you how to achieve a professional-sounding mix using only the stock plugins that came with Studio One. No additional software or plugins are required. There is also a mastering and bonus section as well.

If you are new to mixing music in Studio One then this course is absolutely for you.

Finding Film Scoring Jobs

The Film Composer’s Guide To Networking & Pitching

Created by Jonathan Armandary - Award-Winning Film Music Composer

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Students: 145, Price: $99.99

Students: 145, Price:  Paid

--- “Where do I look to find a film scoring job? How do I get started?!” ---

There I was, an “aspiring film composer” faced with the daunting task of finding my first paid film scoring project.

“Where do I start?!”

“Where can I look?!”

“Am I even ready?!”

All these questions were running through my mind.

I was desperate to become a “legitimate” film composer. To get paid for the work I loved doing. To get the recognition I felt I deserved for my music.

But to do that, first I had to find an actual film scoring job to work on!

Maybe that sounds familiar?

Maybe you’re honing your skills day after day, knowing that you need to get out there and find real projects. To get paid for your craft.

You dream of hearing your music blaring out of the speakers in a movie theatre. Of winning the coveted “Best Soundtrack” award at a film festival.

But maybe you’re like I was, and you just don’t know where to start. And the thought of reaching out to ANYONE before you feel “ready” scares the life out of you…

You keep telling yourself:

“Once I can afford all the equipment, I can get started”

“There are too many other composers who are better than me”

“I just don’t have the right connections”

“Where do they even advertise film scoring jobs?”

“I’m an introvert. I’m not good at talking to people, or reaching out to people”

So you just keep composing for yourself. Dumping your music on YouTube, hoping that someday a miracle will happen, you’ll go viral, and your inbox will go wild with job offers.

But deep down you know that’s not how it works.

Trust me when I tell you: I know the feeling.

When I first started searching for film scoring jobs, it was like I was practising archery blindfolded - I couldn’t even see the target, never mind hit the bullseye.

So I took a step back.

I started to think, to strategise, and to study.

And when I started my search for the second time, I was prepared. I knew where to look, what my plan was. I just had to test it out.

Before long, I was talking to my first real-life “client” (although I prefer to call them “friends”).

And then my second…

...my third…

...fourth…

…my fifteenth!

The projects and referrals kept rolling in. Before long, I had more projects than I could handle!

And so I could start choosing the ones I wanted to work on...

...that’s when the award nominations started. And the award wins!

All because I took that step back, and thought about the right approach. Not just doing the “same-old-thing” and hoping I’d be discovered.

The truth is that there’s a way to get started on this path today.

That’s what my course, “Finding Film Scoring Jobs”, is all about.

Since those first tentative steps into the film scoring world, I’ve spent my life dedicated to helping other composers. I realised people weren’t able to take the step back that I did.

They “couldn’t see the woods for the trees,” as the proverb goes.

And so I pivoted into teaching at University, and then I founded soundtrack.academy - to share what I’d learned, and to help aspiring composers take that all-important “step back.”

To help them see the bigger picture.

But what exactly do they need to take a step back from?

Well, five things are holding most composers back:

--- Number #1 : Never Feeling Ready ---

I’ll let you in on a secret:

No one ever feels ready.

I’ve interviewed dozens of professional composers, and almost every single one of them says how unprepared they feel for each and every project they take on.

It’s called “imposter syndrome” - and it’s holding you back.

Take comfort in the fact that even the people you admire and aspire to be like still don’t feel ready for their next projects.

You are ready. As ready as you’ll ever be.

--- Number #2 : Not Having The Gear ---

What equipment do you need to score a movie?

Here’s the entire list:

  • something to record with

  • something to edit that recording with

That’s all.

Having the latest and greatest sample libraries and the most powerful computer might help with your workflow, but it definitely won’t help you find film scoring jobs.

I don’t know a single composer who ever landed a project based on their equipment.

But I do know composers that have scored films with next to no equipment whatsoever.

Even famous composers.

You already have all the equipment you need. You just have to use it.

--- Number #3 : Not Enough Time ---

If your water heater broke down tomorrow, how much time do you think you’d need to arrange a plumber, to deal with the logistics of letting them in/out, researching and purchasing any parts you might need, clearing space for them to work, etc.?

According to a study by Laura Vanderkam, one woman spent seven hours dealing with that exact problem.

You probably don’t think you have seven hours spare each week, but if you had to make something a priority, I’m sure you’d find that time.

Finding projects is one of the most time-consuming but also the most important parts of film scoring. Without projects, you aren’t a film composer.

So you can make time. You just have to prioritise.

--- Number #4 : Not Having The Right Connections ---

Connections are made, not given.

So you might not have the right connections…

...YET!

But you can, and you will.

Very few composers are born with connections. They all develop connections over time.

Start building those connections today.

--- Number #5 : Going Alone ---

Most composers are afraid to ask for help. Afraid that if anyone does give them advice, it won’t be real advice (after all, why would anyone reveal their “secrets” to the competition?)

But the fact is that figuring this stuff out on your own is hard.

  • You have to figure out where to find people and projects.

  • You have to figure out what to say when you reach out.

  • You have to guess your way through pitches until you finally (hopefully) figure out what works.

All of that is time wasted.

Time that could be spent composing - because your outreach is targeted and efficient.

No time lost.

“Everything Jonny has done (over the years that I’ve known him), has truly been for the betterment of the film scoring community as a whole. I think he’s covered the straightest forward method to success in this industry in today’s environment. The path he lays out is clear and Jonny ensures that it’s all very straightforward.” - Sean Staples (Composer)

“I sent my first outreach email following your structure from the course and already I have got a hopeful result!” - R. Noble

“[The course] provided me with the necessary kick up the a** to tidy up my web presence. Having reached out to [a filmmaker] community, I’m now in receipt of a stack of video footage for a more unique video showreel. In turn, this has provided me with some industry contacts I wouldn’t have had before the course.” - R. Hicks

In “Finding Film Scoring Jobs: The Composer's Guide To Networking And Pitching” you’ll discover how to find and land film scoring projects.

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • WHERE to look to find film scoring jobs - online & offline

  • WHO to approach (and where to find them)

  • HOW to build your network as a film composer

  • exact email outreach techniques (get your emails opened and replied to!)

  • skills to begin and hold excellent conversations

  • to create an incredible showreel, even if you don’t have any movies to work with

  • how to design a composer website that is built to land you projects

  • what to charge as a film composer

  • to deal with (often low-priced) competition

  • the pitching skills you need to land projects

Enrol today and get:

  • Lifetime access to the “Finding Film Scoring Jobs” video course

  • Downloadable worksheets to help you take action

  • The complete system to finding and landing film scoring jobs

Now is the time to take action and start finding film scoring jobs.

Click the “Buy Now” button to enrol today.

--- Your Rock-Solid, 30-Day, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee ---

Try “Finding Film Scoring Jobs” for 30 days…

...100% RISK-FREE.

If after taking the course you still don’t feel ready to go out and find film scoring jobs, then I’ve not done my job. And you shouldn’t have to pay for a job not done. That’s why you’re protected by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

The best part is this:

If you think there’s a “slight chance” Finding Film Scoring Jobs can work for you, you should enrol today.

Because you can take the course, try the material, see if it’s right for you over the next 30-days. No need to guess. Use the material, and see for yourself.

If it works, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a fully-fledged film composer. You’ll be building strong relationships with filmmakers, and finally feeling like you’re making headway into the industry. If it doesn’t work, all you have to do is apply for a refund and you’ll get your money back. No hard feelings.

So that’s why I’m happy to offer this risk-free 30-day guarantee.

--- Don’t wait! Hit the “Buy Now” to begin your journey towards becoming a fully-fledged film composer today! ---

How To Get a Record Deal – Music Artist Development 101

A comprehensive guide to developing a workable strategy for pursuing a career as a professional music artitst

Created by Billy Allen - Recording Engineer and Lecturer in Multimedia Technology.

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Students: 144, Price: $74.99

Students: 144, Price:  Paid

Having worked in the music industry for over 15 years, I am well aware of the challenges and obstacles that many artists face during the early stages of their careers. 

Given that the music industry is continuously evolving and becoming increasingly competitive, it can often be difficult for aspiring singer-songwriters to develop a solid workable strategy for pursuing careers as professional music artists.

They often find it difficult to devise a workable strategy that suits their particular needs and objectives due to the fact that the Internet is congested with information that is too general and vague to offer any real insight.

This is compounded further by the fact that many modern-day educational programs contain excessive amounts of theory. The curriculum contained in these programs is usually created by tutors and teachers who work in the educational sector as opposed to people who have first hand experience of working in the music industry.

And that is precisely the difficulty that this course aims to address. It’s designed to help aspiring music artists to develop a solid workable strategy for progressing and succeeding in the modern day music industry

The lectures cover a wide range of topics that encompass music business, artist development, marketing, branding, web technology, copyright and contractual agreements. The main focus of the course is Strategy development – knowing what to do and how to do it

 So if you’re intent on pursuing a career as a professional music artist and are looking to increase your chances of securing a record deal then this is definitely the ideal course is for you.

Preschool Music Singing Games and Activities

Sharing music activities and teaching tools to help introduce young children to melody, rhythm and movement.

Created by Risa Greenwood - Music Educator

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Students: 142, Price: $19.99

Students: 142, Price:  Paid

This course has been designed to serve as a resource for parents, caregivers and preschool teachers to aide in providing young children with enriching musical experiences.  The course introduces over 20 musical games and singing activities using traditional and folk songs that are simple and engaging for children.  The activities in the videos focus on three areas: how to help children feel the beat in music, how to sing simple melodies and learning about music through movement.  The course includes additional activities and resources to help children explore music independently or with an aide of a teacher or parent. Resources for music listening, learning about music instruments and creating music centers are included.  The course also provides instruction on how to teach music successfully to young children.  Lessons include how to teach music by rote, what to expect developmentally from preschool children and how to encourage participation and successfully teach young children. If you have a young child at home or professionally care for young children, this course is for you.

Make Music Videos With Your Phone- Part 1

Learn how to prepare for and capture high quality music videos... using your phone!

Created by Dean Davis - Songwriter, Producer, Music Instructor

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Students: 141, Price: $94.99

Students: 141, Price:  Paid

Ever dreamed of having music videos for your original songs? 

We have too.  And like us, you probably wrote off the idea because it was either A) too expensive to hire someone or B) too complicated to do it yourself!  And that's why we went on a journey of discovering what was possible to capture with a cell phone... and we were blow away by the results!

In this course we bring you into our journey and show you how to prepare for and capture high quality music videos with your phone!... along with some behind-the-scenes footage and plenty of humor!

If you want to make music videos using tools you already have, this course was made for you!

What They Don’t Tell You About Your Music Career

The most critical aspects of building a music career that most music business courses are missing.

Created by Draven Grey - Music Career Coach, Vocal Trainer, and Professional Musician

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Students: 140, Price: $89.99

Students: 140, Price:  Paid

We want to welcome you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking a minute to check out our course.

There are many "music business courses" out there, some from qualified people. However, when Draven and I investigated what was out there for people like you, we were disappointed. Sure, there may be some decent, slightly vague tactical information ("set up a Facebook fan page!" or "make YouTube videos!" or "create a buzz!"), but we soon realized that many if not all of them were missing some of the most important components: the mental game and the relationship building methodology that can mean the difference between real success or a lack of response in your music career.

Our goal for this course is to help you hear what your fans are saying, and how to speak so they will listen. We show you how to discover what your fans need and how meeting those needs can impact their lives in powerful ways. We show the ropes and take you through the step-by-step process of planning out your musical act's strategy. We go beyond the theoretical and have you workshop actual plans to get you from where you are to where you want to be.

We begin by showing you how to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Then, we show you how to attract fans, execute unforgettable live shows and provide just what your fans are asking for. When it's all said and done, you'll have a system that you can plug into time and time again to take your career to the next level and ensure you will always be able to support yourself with your music.

We live in a time where it's possible for anyone who is willing to do the work to have a meaningful and fulfilling music career on their terms. Your success is based on your knowledge, your determination, your grit, and above all, your passion for your music and your fans. This course intends to give you a road map for making your dreams a reality.

We want to thank you deeply for taking the time to investigate this course. Your time is an invaluable resource, and we believe that investing in this course will be well worth every minute of it.

We have spent years developing the knowledge and lessons that appear in this course in the most honest way possible, with real world experience. Everything we talk about doing here, we have both done and currently do in our personal and professional musical lives.

We hope that you're excited, because we can't wait for you to join us!

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

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.

Indian Music Therapy – Certification Course

Perceive - Design - Administer - Assess

Created by Ruma Chakravarty - Founder - Factorize

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Students: 91, Price: $94.99

Students: 91, Price:  Paid

Indian Music Therapy - Certification Course aims at applying Traditional Indian Musical Knowledge as Therapeutic Measure to improve symptoms and conditions associated with children having special needs, adults, elderly, professionals and others. Music Therapy is one of the emerging fields in India today. This is the time to learn the therapeutic influence of our scientific music system blended with techniques, modern science and implementable knowledge. The course discusses scientific basis of Indian music therapy; points of convergence of Indian traditional science and modern science; experiential research, design, administration, observation and outcome of Indian Music Therapy in non-hospital/ non clinical setup. Also, offers a number of case studies (completed and ongoing) and research papers. 

Sell Beats Online for Beginners

Discover how to sell your first beat online

Created by Travis Schave - CEO/Music Producer at WeGotBeats

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Students: 91, Price: $19.99

Students: 91, Price:  Paid

This course is designed for newbies who are looking to sell beats online. If you are just starting out as a music producer and would like to sell your first beat then this course is for you.

Trav from WeGotBeats has been producing since 2003 and sold his first 7 beats on Soundclick on accident! The market has changed and it can be a little more difficult to sell beats now but if you take this course, follow it, and stay consistent at some point you can see your first beat sale!

SINGING / ACTING / DANCING / WRITING / COMPOSING

MUSICAL THEATRE for emerging young artists

Created by Stavros Sideras - Musical Theatre (writer, composer, producer, director)

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Students: 87, Price: $19.99

Students: 87, Price:  Paid

Inspire emerging artists interested in pursuing a career in the field of Musical Theatre and the performing arts and give them an intensive hands-on direction of what to expect if they were to embark on this challenging and exciting journey. This tutorial or “Master Class” is divided into five categories: (a) how to structure the plot and write the libretto to a musical – story, book and lyrics, (b) how to compose the music (c) how to produce a musical and/or a theatrical production (d) how to direct a musical and/or a theatrical production, and (e) how to nail an audition.  

 

 

Learn Semi Classical Dance For Beginners

Semi Classical Dance Steps for Students Curious to Learn and Perform on Stage or Home

Created by Ankita Raghav - Dance Choreographer

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Students: 67, Price: $19.99

Students: 67, Price:  Paid

Hi everyone. In this course, I'll be teaching you semi classical dance choreography on some of the great Hindi songs of Bollywood. Semi-classical dance is an art form that features extensive movements of your body while maintaining grace along with expressions and speed. Interestingly, this dance form breaks what is called a stylized structure in the classical dance. The steps and moves of semi-classical dance are not as complex or intricate as pure classical forms. However, the authenticity of the Indian dance form is preserved and students are able to grasp these lighter semi-classical dances easily.

The Semi-Classical course is grounded by:

  • Intricate choreography

  • Precision of movement (especially arm and head placements)

  • Ability to hold and play with rhythms

  • Building confidence in expressing oneself through movement

This course is great for beginners and intermediate dancers too – previous classical Indian dance training is not essential. By the end of this course, you'll be able to perform semi classical dance very easily and comfortably.

About Me:

Ankita Raghav is a professional choreographer with an extensive knowledge and experience in various dance forms including Semi Classical, Classical, Aerobics, Haryanvi, Rajasthani & Zumba etc. She is well experienced in a field of dance with extensive attitude in the use of appropriate movements, gestures & body language to portray a character, theme and dance.