Speciality: composer/music producer (50 hours, private lessons)

1,850.00 1,452.00

In a short timespan, we will cover various approaches to create and perform your own music using a computer, either at home or in the studio.

Beforehand, you must have basic skills in working with computers and the internet.

At the end of the course You will be able to:

  • Orient yourself in different genres and styles of music
  • Use Digital Audio Workstations
  • Analyze music tracks and recreate their elements
  • Come up with new musical concepts and create your own tracks
  • Create a commercial-sounding project

All lessons are recorded on video. By the end of studies, an archive of unique video tutorials and study materials will be compiled.

Remote lessons via Google Hangouts are available. Check connection guidelines to prepare your audio setup before the scheduled lesson.

Apply for a free lesson before you start.

You can see the list of subjects included in this course below.

Length:  50 hours

Grading: test, exam, final project

The Foundations Of Music

The basics of music are essential for anyone, who wants to compose music of their own, master a musical instrument or work as a sound engineer.

Knowledge of basic rules and patterns, that determine what is "beautiful" in music allows to drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to make it. In contrary to the popular belief, these principles are not as hard to master in a short amount of time. This subject will cover the basic principles of music, sol-fa and:

  • Musical terminology
  • Building rhythm, harmony, and melody. Applying theory to practice, while analyzing music or creating it.
  • Basic patterns, that allow simplifying harmonic pattern creation.

At the end of your studies, you will be able to write chords and melodies significantly faster than before. Youļl is able to find the key and chords for other songs.

Music creation in DAW of Choice

DAW or Digital Audio Workstation, a software made to work with sound and music, is an essential instrument in the life of any contemporary musician. This subject is dedicated to different DAWs, and selecting one or more that suit you best.

While studying we'll:

  • Study the functionality of the software and learn to create your own music at the same time.
  • Learn to analyze, copy and create your own music, record instruments and use virtual ones.
  • Learn to create your own arrangements and get high-quality final results.

Available apps: Ableton | Logic | Pro Tools | Cubase | FL Studio | Reaper | Other available upon request

Remote lessons via Google Hangouts are available. Check connection guidelines to prepare your audio setup before the scheduled lesson.

Apply for a free lesson before you start.

Sound Design

Sound design is the art of creating timbres and sounds by using synthesizers, samplers, and effects.

The studies will cover the following subjects:

  • Timbre and sound structure
  • Principles of sound synthesis and acoustic recording
  • Musical instrument structure with principles of acoustics
  • Application of synthesizers and samplers for timbre and virtual music instrument creation
  • Making-up sound
  • Study of popular synthesizer models

A the end of the cycle of studies you will be able to create required timbres and master any synthesizer or sampler model.

Remote lessons via Google Hangouts are available. Check connection guidelines to prepare your audio setup before the scheduled lesson.

Apply for a free lesson before you start.

Arrangement and Composition

This subject will help you quickly expand upon your musical ideas into full compositions and harmonically combine instrument parts.

  • Compositional approach to musical analysis
  • Thematic blocks of musical piece and transitions between them
  • Genre definitions
  • Principles of combining different musical instruments, layers, and intervals

Sound Recording, Mixing and Mastering

This subject is dedicated to the main skill of a sound engineer: mixing and mastering a song, a phonogram or a concert.

Included in this subjects are:

  • History of recording in music industry
  • Study of different sound sources and their properties
  • Types of acoustics. Microphone types and their properties
  • Setting up equipment, commutation
  • Workflow management
  • Sound processing, fixing errors, working with takes
  • Mixing and Mastering practice

Music Business Basics

Nowadays, ways of making money as a musician have drastically changed. Quick development of the internet has enabled new possibilities. About these possibilities, we will talk during the studies, as well as about:

  • Sources of income for professions, related to music
  • Copyright and royalties
  • Methods of music market analysis
  • Promotion of artists of musical projects

At the end of the studies, you'll be able to promote yourself and plan your career growth in the music business.


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