In this module you will learn advanced music composing and programming techniques employed in various Electronic Music genres and apply them to compose and produce them accurately and convincingly. The main genres covered are Drum'n Bass, Dubstep, Trip Hop, Synth Wave and Chill Out, focusing on their characteristic musical elements and their specific production techniques: Breakbeat samples, various LFO techniques, complex waveforms in Massive, sampling and atmospheric sound sampling, vocal production and treatment, etc. will be covered in detail.
This course allows you to earn credits towards the Pro Music Productionprogramme at True School. If you choose the credit option and pass this course with a minimum overall grade of 50%, this course will be recognised and counted as completed in your study pathway when you enrol for a full fledged, on campus Pro programme at True School.
Start Date: Jan 2021 | Total Sessions: 22 Sessions Frequency: 2 Sessions per week
Timings: To be announced soon
For Ages: 16+
Skill Level:Intermediate 11 Weeks / 8hours of work per week
5 Credits* 22 Live Classes
Video Lessons 5 Assignments
2 Quizzes 5 Peer Assessments
Familiar with navigation and programming in a DAW like Logic, Ableton Live or FL Studio or similar
Computer capable of running Ableton Live OR FL Studio OR Logic Studio DAW
Access to Ableton Live OR FL Studio OR Logic Studio DAW
Broadband Internet Connection
MIDI Controller OR electronic keyboard with USB MIDI
Audio/MIDI Interface (recommended but not mandatory)
Stereo speakers and/or headphones
Session 1: Introduction to Electronic Music
This weeks' lesson covers the basics of Electronic Music and briefs into the genres being covered this term.
Session 2: Drum N Bass 1
This weeks' lesson covers the genre and style markers of Drum n Bass as well as the techniques commonly used to create appropriate beats for the genre.
Session 3: Drum N Bass 2
This weeks' lesson covers the sound design techniques required to create the various synthesizer sounds of Drum n Bass.
Session 4: Dubstep 1
This weeks' lesson covers the genre markers, stylistic elements, and basic rhythmic techniques of Dubstep.
Session 5: Dubstep 2
This weeks' lesson covers the sound design and arrangement techniques used to create Dubstep.
Session 6: Retrowave 1
This weeks' lesson covers the genre and style markers of Retrowave as well as the compositional elements required to compose the genre.
Session 7: Retrowave 2
This weeks' lesson covers the sound design and SFX techniques of Retrowave
Session 8: Trip-Hop 1
This weeks' lesson covers the compositional, arrangement, and emotional content of Trip-Hop music as well as its legacy on modern music.
Session 9: Trip-Hop 2
This weeks' lesson covers the various compositional, sampling, and arrangement techniques used to create a Trip-Hop song.
Session 10: Chill-Out
This weeks' lesson covers the compositional, stylistic, and production elements that go into creating a Chill-Out track.
Arrange music in different styles of Electronic Music following the guidelines in a music brief
Use software synthesisers and samplers to create Electronic Music sounds from scratch
Identify technical and artistic differences among the different electronic music styles and their arrangements
Use software synthesisers and samplers proficiently to produce Electronic Music
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