Electronic Music Theory

Dates Days Time Duration Price Code Spaces
26/04/2017 to 31/05/2017 Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00 6 weeks $990.00 17EMT2 5
26/07/2017 to 30/08/2017 Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00 6 weeks $990.00 17EMT3 8
18/10/2017 to 22/11/2017 Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00 6 weeks $990.00 17EMT4 8

Electronic Music Theory:

At School of Synthesis we cover MUSIC THEORY in a small class of between 1-8 people. This course teaches the principles to write the musical elements of Electronic Dance music. 

Study various genres of electronic music to understand how their Leads, Basslines, Chord Progressions, Arpeggiated Melodies and other elements are written and combined to create the most musical tracks.  Develop your unique style of musicality by learning the musical theories behind these elements. As well, become more confident in playing the Keyboard.

Course content and features
Writing Leads and Basslines in Key using Musical Scales
Combining Leads, Basslines and other Melodic Lines using Musical Intervals
Writing Chord Progressions using Scale Triads
Creating Advanced Chords using Chord Inversions, Extended and Suspended chords
Writing musical rhythmic Arpeggiated Melodies
Writing Chord Progressions  using Parallel Harmony
Better  Keyboard skills in Note Recognition and Hand Positions
Combining Music Theories to develop a more Melodic style with clear and precise Harmonic structures

Course objectives
Knowledge of the musical elements of Dance Music
Use Musical Scales to write Leads, Basslines and other Melodic Lines in Key
Use Musical Intervals to combine Leads, Basslines and other Melodic Lines
Write Chord Progressions  using Scale Triads
Write Advanced Chord Progressions using Chord Inversions, Extended and Suspended Chords and Parallel Harmony
Use of Keyboard Note Recognition and Hand Positions
Write Rhythmic Arpeggiated Melodies
Combine Musical elements to create clear and precise Melodic structures

Learning Methods
Each week, students are supplied with a DAW Project containing recreations of Dance Track examples. It also contains Class Exercises which students complete by applying music theories discussed in class.

Additional resources and materials:
All hardware and software is supplied, though we recommend students bring a storage device (eg. portable usb or firewire drive) to save and back up all work, and a pen and paper to take notes.

Assessment and feedback:
You will save successive work and will receive regular support, encouragement and feedback from your tutor. All students will be sent a School of Synthesis tote bag containing a t-shirt, sticker and certificate upon the successful completion of the course. At the conclusion of the course you will be invited to leave feedback and evaluate your experience, at which point we'll email you a link to a suite of exclusive sounds and various discount offers from the School and its partners to say 'thanks'!