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What Does a Music Producer Do?

This course is part of Music Production: Crafting Award-Worthy Songs Specialization

Taught in English

Carolyn Malachi

Instructor: Carolyn Malachi

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Identify and describe the roles, responsibilities, and duties of music producers.

  • Analyze music productions critically through active listening, focusing on composition and arrangement.

  • Utilize effects plug-ins to creatively enhance musical productions based on technical and aesthetic listening.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you'll explore the roles and responsibilities of music producers, focusing on their creative and technical decisions to enhance a song's quality. Through critical analysis strategies, you'll dissect music compositions and arrangements. Take a quiz to identify your producer skills and engage in peer discussions to share your goals. In one activity, you'll study GRAMMY®-winning productions, and in another, you'll understand the impact of composition and arrangement decisions. Join us to shape your unique producer identity and excel in music production.

What's included

10 videos10 readings2 assignments3 discussion prompts1 plugin

In this module, you'll explore music production system components and their impact, learn to control acoustics in your space, and use your digital audio workstation (DAW) creatively. You'll recreate a reference track in your DAW and discuss music production in its language. Use peer discussions to assess your setup and tackle challenges. In peer-review assignments, you'll understand the significance of acoustics and reflections in recording quality and recreate a reference track to enhance your skills. This module fosters creativity and a deeper appreciation for music production.

What's included

8 videos6 readings2 peer reviews

Discover the pivotal role of individual artistic perspectives in music production outcomes in this module. You'll analyze creative performances within songs, their evolution, and their impact. In addition, you'll explore choices shaping composition, arrangement, and concept, affecting mood and emotions. Enhance creative expression using DAW plug-ins. Engage in discussions and activities, including "Reference Track Analysis" and "Practice Creative Effects with Plug-ins." Evaluate your understanding with a Knowledge Check Quiz, empowering your unique perspective in music creation.

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 assignment2 discussion prompts

In this module, you'll explore the technical choices that impact the sonic quality of musical elements in your productions. You'll analyze how each musical element occupies space, how their sonic qualities change over time, and how they support your song's concept, mood, and subject matter. You'll also create a comprehensive production plan based on your sonic priorities. Engage in practical activities like evaluating technical aspects in a reference track and applying plug-ins to refine your compositions. As you conclude the course, you'll design a production plan that ensures emotional resonance and cohesion, while also providing feedback to your peers.

What's included

6 videos4 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Instructor

Carolyn Malachi
GRAMMY GO
3 Courses61 learners

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Recommended if you're interested in Music and Art

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