Music Theory With Varien
A well known producer once said to me, "Anyone can make a great wobble, but if you can write a great piece of music, that's what really matters." Once you have a solid grasp of music theory, writing great music becomes much much easier. And who better to teach you than MonstarCat artist and classically trained musician Varien!
Watch the video below to find out how this course will boost your skills
Varien is an excellent communicator, and his musicianship is impeccable. What he had to say about repetition and simplicity as essential elements of a good melody was both right on and very helpful. For anyone who needs an intro to theory and writing real music, the Varien course is a great place to start!
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- RESULTS FROM TAKING THIS COURSE
- WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR
- ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
- LESSONS & MODULES
➤ Find scales in any key on your keyboard or piano roll, so that you can write melodies that make sense musically
➤ Produce a wide variety of chords to use in your music using your knowledge of scales
➤ Create interesting chord progressions using your knowledge of chords
➤ Spice up your chord progressions with a range of techniques
➤ Write excellent melodies and harmonies over your chord progressions that resonate with your listeners
➤ Convey the exact mood you want to express with your music
➤ Know how to put all of this music theory together to compose a track.
➤ This course is for people who know how powerful music theory can be (just listen to music written by Varien or Haywyre for example!), and want to know how to use it to write better music more easily.
➤ Even if you have a solid grasp of music production, perhaps you haven’t focused on learning music theory yet (like many others!).
➤ If so, this course is for you and will help you advance your overall knowledge in a concise, structured way, taught by an accomplished producer who is a classically trained pianist.
Varien (Nick Pittsinger) is a classically trained composer and hugely popular music producer who has been signed to the massive record label MonsterCat since their inception several years ago.
He also writes music for Hollywood movies, computer games, television and trailers.
Nick is an excellent music instructor, who is able to explain concepts in a clear and easy-to-understand way, while at the same time keeping his tutorials fun and engaging for the viewer.
Module 1 Music Theory For Electronic Musicians
Unit 1 1. Names of the Notes
Unit 2 2. Scales
Unit 3 3. Intervals
Unit 4 4. Chords
Unit 5 5. Chord Progressions I
Unit 6 6. Chord Progressions II
Unit 7 7. Time Signatures and Note Length Values
Unit 8 8. Melody Writing 101
Unit 9 9. Putting it All Together
Unit 10 10. Bonus - Varien Chord Progressions