When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jonathan Higgins
  • Course Code W24MPPL01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Are you a music producer, or a songwriter who doesn’t play an instrument? Do you work in DAWs like Logic or Ableton but aren’t sure what your music is actually doing deep down? Perhaps you’ve never got to grips with music theory and how best to use it in your creations. This course will provide some background to what you hear in DAW software such as Logic and Ableton, how music theory relates to it and how develop your ideas with more interesting chords and melodies.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and understand notes, scales, keys, chords and intervals and use them to write more complex music
  • Write sophisticated chord progressions and turn simple major and minor chords in to more interesting sounding ones
  • Write strong motifs and melodies and transpose your music to any key in a sequencer

Class format and activities

Practical workshops, Class discussion of listening assignments. Taking notes during lectures and presentations Group and individual projects

Entry requirements

Suitable for absolute beginners, this course teaches you the basic theory and practical techniques to improve your DAW skills

What you need to know before you enrol

Although examples will be drawn from Logic we can also provide examples for other DAWs such as Ableton or Reaper.

What you need

Pen and paper to take notes A USB memory stick to save your work Handouts and materials given by the tutor

What you can do next

Beginner-level courses in an instrument, such as Piano, Guitar, Ukulele – use your newfound theory knowledge!