JOIN US FOR 6 WEEKS OF

MUSIC TECH

SUMMER SCHOOL

Music Tech Student has created a program of study to get you ready for School in September. This six-week music technology program is designed to get you up and running with the key aspects of music production and to help you be successfully when completing a full course in the subject.


WEEK 1

Learning Drum Patterns

WEEK 1: LEARNING TO DRUM

This week we will focus on installing and setting up Ableton and learning how to play and record drum patterns.

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WEEK 2

Learning Bass Patterns

WEEK 2: BASS PERFORMANCE

This week we will focus on learning, performing and recording bass patterns. This is a key development to your production skills.

This week’s lessons:

WEEK 3

Learning Bass Patterns

WEEK 3: Keyboard Skills

This week we will focus on learning, performing and recording Piano patterns and well as consolidate a lot of the information from past lessons. In these lesson, we will also delve further into music theory!?

This week’s lessons:

WEEK 4

Learning Bass Patterns

WEEK 4: Guitar Skills

This week we will focus on learning, performing and recording Guitar chord progressions and strumming patterns. Also, we will be learning basic techniques for recording audio and looking further into how Ableton Live deals with audio processing.

This week’s lessons:

WEEK 5

Arranging and Melodic improvisation

WEEK 5: Arranging and Melodic Improvisation

This week we will be looking at how we work in Ableton Live’s arrangement view and moving between Session and arrangement views. This workflow suits our next musical skill which is melodic improvisation.

This week’s lessons:

WEEK 6

Arranging and Melodic improvisation

WEEK 6: Mixing Techniques

This week we will finish off by looking at some basic processing for mixing and bouncing down your mixes and arrangements. Remember: Even though this is the last week you should be recapping the things that you don’t quite understand and be practicing for at least 15 minutes each day.

This week’s lessons:

THE SUMMER OF MUSIC TECH PROGRAM IS OPEN

This year’s summer of music tech will be focused on improving your musicianship through the use of technology. As a music recording professional you will need to have a high level of capabilities in all areas of music from playing multiple instruments to being able to arrange and compose music to specific styles.

 

The aim of this years 6 weeks program of study is to get you up and running with the Ableton Live software and start you on a road of high achievement.

 

What we expect from the students that enroll on this course is to practice for a minimum of 15 minutes each and every day and to have fun creating music using this comprehensive​ learning system / environment.

COURSE Requirements:

  • Software: Ableton Live 9 (Full or Trial Version)
  • Difficulty: Beginners + New Ableton users
  • System: Mac or Windows PC
  • Hardware: Headphones or speakers, Keyboard, Guitar (optional), Microphone (optional), Drum Pads (optional), Audio Interface (optional)
  • Prior Knowledge: This is an absolute beginners course that is designed to get you up and running with the basics and fundamentals of music production and Musicianship
  • Time: Approximately 1:30 – 4 hrs per week

Course Highlights:


Getting to School in September and being able to work on projects at a more advanced pace.
Having the ability to use the software and hardware with minimum complications
Working hard and being prepared is its own reward

 

Good luck and I hope you find the content of this course useful.