Music Theory and Chords for Beatmakers and Producers

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Music Theory and Chords for Beatmakers and Producers

Learn to Create Amazing Compositions with Major and Minor Chords, and Understand Where and When to Use Your Notes

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Course Description

This course stresses on the importance of being a beatmaker behind music theory knowledge

When you're a beatmaker, all you want to do is create amazing beats.

But in your early years the main thing holding you back is your comprehension of chords, scales, and basic music theory fundamentals.

In over my 10 years, I have not only discovered how chords and scales work, but I've found a really easy way to explain it, too.

Put it this way, on your piano, you have 12 notes available to you, which repeat on each octave, right?

Well, just because you have your 12 notes available, doesn't mean you're actually allowed to play all of those notes.  This is where the key and scale come into play.

My promise to you with this course is after watching it, you will gain such a concrete basis for understanding the notes available for you to play, how to count beats, and comprehend the major and minor chords to be creative with.

The course structure is as follows:

  • Counting Beats and Being Creative

  • How Notes Work in Music, and Why Frequency/Pitch Matters

  • Understanding Scales and the Notes Available to Use

  • Comprehending Major and Minor Chords within Your Scale (Also Inversions and Advanced Chords)

  • Putting Our Chords and Music Theory into Real-World-Practice

  • Working with a Bassline and Seeing How Our Music Theory Lines Up

  • Making Our Music Sound Better with Available Free Tools

If you don't know how chords and scales work, this is your biggest hindrance as a producer.

Let my years of experience help jump-start your beats and save you years of learning in my course 'Music Theory and Chords for Beatmakers and Producers'

# GratuiTous

Who this course is for:

  • Beatmakers Wanting to Reach that Next Level in their Productions
  • Producers Wanting a More In-Depth Knowledge of Music Theory
  • Composers Wanting to Gain Insight to the Notes They're Allowed to Play


What will you learn in this course:

  • Music Theory Fundamentals
  • Major, Minor, and Diminished Chords
  • How the Notes All Relate to Each Other
  • Counting Beats and Staying in Time
  • Comprehending Chords within Scales
  • Putting Chords into Real-World Practice
  • When You're Allowed to Use Certain Notes
  • Making Your Music Sound Better and Humanistic
  • Understanding Scales


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • A Basic Knowledge of Notes and Music Theory Will Help You Accel in this Course
  • A DAW to Practice Counting Beats, Making a Drum Loop, and Building Chords Over Top
Music Theory and Chords for Beatmakers and Producers


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Music Theory, Counting Beats, Scales, and Chords
10 Lectures
  • play icon Into 02:14 02:14
  • play icon Counting Beats as Beat makers 24:42 24:42
  • play icon Counting Beats as Beatmakers-2 06:18 06:18
  • play icon Understanding Scales 10:08 10:08
  • play icon Comprehending Chords Within Scales 16:22 16:22
  • play icon Advanced Chords and Inversions 06:47 06:47
  • play icon Putting Chords into Real-World Practice 20:25 20:25
  • play icon Working with a Baseline and Seeing How Our Music Theory Lines Up 18:12 18:12
  • play icon Making Our Music Sound Better with Available Free Tools 04:16 04:16
  • play icon OUTRO 02:45 02:45

Instructor Details

Riley Weller

Riley Weller

FL Studio Trainer - Making Beatmaking EASY to Understand!

GratuiTous (Riley Weller) has been teaching how to make beats with FL Studio since 2011!

He is known for making concepts simple and easy to understand, which allows his students to see results without feeling overwhelmed.

Making beats is supposed to be fun and rewarding, and if you follow his step-by-step courses, you will discover how much fun music production can actually be!

He has worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated artist, has created many FL Studio Courses and Beatmaking Books, and hosts the podcast "Music Production Made Simple" !

Thank-you for your interest in taking my FL Studio training material, your business means so much, and I hope they help you learn beatmaking in a very organized, simple, and EASY-to-UNDERSTAND fashion!

Riley !

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