Course Information

Course Instructor

Jay Allen Author

J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. He currently is an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and is the CEO and co-founder of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

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Welcome and Overview

Understanding Music Theory from an Electronic Music Perspective

The Perfect Fifth

More with Keys, The Third, and the Basic Triad

Diatonic Chord Progressions

7th Chords

The Other Intervals

Part 2: Welcome to Part 2!

Analysis: Shame on Me (Avicii)

Minor Scales & Keys

Analysis: Ghosts N Stuff (Deadmau5)

The Circle of Fifths

A Few More Chord Extensions

Analysis: Everything You Do is a Balloon (Boards of Canada)

Melody Writing

Analysis: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Skrillex)

Bass Lines

Analysis: Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)

Chromaticism

Part 3: Welcome to Part 3!

Modes! New Harmonic Territories

Using Modes

Pentatonic Scales

Using Pentatonic Scales

Chromatic Mediants

Creating with Advanced Harmonies

Exotic Scales

Wrap Up

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