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Some basic knowledge of music and the ability to work within a Digital Audio Workstation. Students will need access to a DAW and an EDI.

Approx. 7 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Electronic Digital InstrumentLive LoopingMusicPerformance TechniqueMusic Arrangement
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Intermediate Level

Some basic knowledge of music and the ability to work within a Digital Audio Workstation. Students will need access to a DAW and an EDI.

Approx. 7 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Electronic Music Performance Techniques

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 5 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Setting Up Your EDI40s
Launch Quantization and Session View3m
6 readings
Welcome!10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
Submitting Your Projects10m
Course Resources10m
Latency10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?30m
1 hour to complete

Drum Patterns

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 16 min)
6 videos
Set-Up in Ableton Live2m
Basic Drum Patterns4m
Complex Drum Patterns2m
Sampling and Slicing Sounds2m
Performing and Looping Drum Patterns3m
2 practice exercises
Drum Patterns15m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Create Your Own Drum Pattern15m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Harmonic Accompaniment

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 20 min)
6 videos
Set-Up3m
Playing Chords with the Ableton Push5m
Performing 7th Chords3m
Performing 9th Chords4m
Live Looping on the Ableton Push1m
2 practice exercises
Harmonic Accompaniment15m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Create Your Own Harmonic Accompaniment10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Melody and Bass Line

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 12 min)
4 videos
Developing Bass Parts5m
Developing Melodies with an EDI2m
Improvising Using the Minor Blues Scale3m
2 practice exercises
Melody and Bass Line15m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Create Your Own Melody and Bass Lines10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Performing an Arrangement

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 20 min)
6 videos
Developing Sounds5m
Real Time Performing6m
Arrangement for Performance4m
Example Performance3m
Course Wrap-Up27s
1 practice exercise
Performing an Arrangement15m

About the Electronic Music Production Specialization

In the Electronic Music Production specialization, you will learn the tricks of the trade to create high-quality, professional sounding music. You’ll begin by learning about the nature of sound and how a signal flows through a home studio setup. Additionally, you’ll learn how to create your own custom musical sounds through music synthesis. You’ll explore how to record MIDI and real instruments into the flexible and agile Digital Audio Workstation, Ableton Live. You’ll also learn to professionally record, produce, edit, and mix a vocal track with the Grammy-winning producer, Prince Charles Alexander....
Electronic Music Production

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