Welcome & Overview
  • Class Overview
  • Asking Questions
Understanding Music Theory from an Electronic Music perspective
  • The Piano Roll Editor
  • Octaves
  • Using Octaves
  • The Black Keys (not the band)
  • Finding C and Middle C
  • Section 1 Summary
The Perfect 5th, and Being "In Key"
  • The Perfect Fifth
  • Finding Fifths
  • Being "In Key"
  • The Pattern of a Key
  • Fifth Examples
More With Keys, The Third, and The Basic Triad
  • Moveable Patterns
  • The Major and Minor Third
  • Building Triads
  • Chord Progressions
Diatonic Chord Progressions
  • What is Diatonic?
  • Finding All The Chords
  • Roman Numerals
  • Example Song Analysis No. 1
  • Inversions
7th Chords
  • 7th Chords Overview
  • Diatonic 7th Chords
  • Maj7 (Major 7) Example
  • Dominant 7th Chords
  • Blues and the 7th Chord
The Other Intervals
  • The Fourth
  • The Second
  • The Sixth
  • Song Analysis No. 2
Part 1 Wrap Up
  • Part 1 Wrap Up
Part 2: Welcome & Overview
  • Welcome to Part 2
Minor Scales & Keys
  • Minor Scales
  • Relative Keys
  • Minor Diatonic Chord Progressions
  • The Case of the Melodic and Harmonic Minor Scales
Analysis: Ghosts N Stuff (Deadmau5)
  • Analysis: Ghosts N Stuff (Deadmau5)
The Circle of Fifths
  • Why? What We Know So Far
  • Changing Keys in Your Track
Analysis: Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
  • Analysis: Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
A Few More Chord Extensions
  • 7th Chords in Minor
  • 9ths and 13ths
  • Suspended Chords
  • Wait! Suspended Chords Vs. Add Chords
  • Reading a Chord Chart
  • Cluster and Unnamed Chords
Analysis: Everything You Do is a Balloon (Boards of Canada)
  • Analysis: Everything You Do is a Balloon (Boards of Canada)
Melody Writing
  • Writing Melodies for Chord Progressions
  • Writing Chord Progressions for Melodies
  • Counter Melody: Arpeggiation
Analysis: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Skrillex)
  • Analysis: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Skrillex)
Bass Lines
  • Follow the Root Note
  • Bass Riffs
  • Get Muddy
Analysis: Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)
  • Analysis: Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)
  • Chromaticism
Part 2 Wrap Up
  • Part 2 Wrap Up
Part 3: Welcome and Overview
  • Part 3: Introduction
  • Working with the Piano Roll Editor
  • Major and minor chords, scales, and keys
  • Diatonic Chord Progressions
Modes! New Harmonic Territories
  • Introduction to New Harmonic Ideas
  • How Modes Work
  • History of Modes
  • The Ionian Mode
  • The Dorian Mode
  • The Phrygian Mode
  • The Lydian Mode
  • The Mixolydian Mode
  • The Aeolian Mode
  • The Locrian Mode
Using Modes
  • A word about analysis projects in this class
  • Producing with Modes
  • Example Track Using Modes
  • [DOWNLOAD] Full Session