MUSIC THEORY

Intake Deadlines

Course fees and detailed timetables: registrations.liveschool.net

Produce Music deadlines

J24 intake

  • Final cut-off to enrol: 1st June, 2024.

 

Perform Live deadline

2024 intake cutoff: 21st June, 2024.

 

Release Music deadline

2024 intake cutoff: 7th August, 2024.

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Produce Music

J24 intake cut-off: 1st June, 2024.

S24 intake cut-off: 7th September, 2024.

N24 intake cut-off: 23rd November, 2024.

 

Perform Live deadline

2024 intake cutoff: 21st June, 2024.

 

Release Music deadline

2024 intake cutoff: 7th August, 2024.

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Creating effective melodies, rhythms, chord progressions and basslines.

This course module focuses on modern composition techniques, transcending old-world notions of music training by leveraging technology to craft memorable melodies, emotive chord progressions and propulsive basslines.

Elevating Your Music with Applied Theory

Building upon the foundational skills acquired in the Foundations module, the Music Theory module delves deeper, giving you the tools to unravel the secrets behind the music of your favourite artists. It’s designed not just to teach, but to enable you to:

  • Translate Inspiration into Reality: Master the art of swiftly capturing musical ideas as they arise during production, seamlessly integrating them into your tracks.
  • Enhance Your Projects: Apply advanced music theory techniques to elevate your existing projects, bringing a new level of cohesion, musical sophistication and emotive impact.
  • Understand, Adapt, and Innovate: Gain insights into successful compositions, decoding their structure and techniques. Combine this inspiration with your own to create something uniquely new.

Details:

  • Attendance options: in-studio or online.
  • Music Theory can be taken as a stand-alone module or as part of the full Produce Music course.
  • Knowledge requirements: to undertake the Music Theory module an existing proficiency in Ableton Live, MIDI programming and foundational music theory, to the equivalent covered in the Foundations module is essential.
  • For timetables, pricing and enrolment visit the Music Theory registrations page.

For more info book a chat with a Liveschool course advisor

 

Features

Making the ‘music’ in your music work more effectively

Our Music Theory module takes you beyond the constraints traditional music theory training, offering a bespoke learning experience for each participant:

  1. Holistic Development in Music Theory: As you progress through the classes, you will develop an intuitive understanding of how to bring musical ideas to life, make your parts work together, and draw listeners deeper into your productions.
  2. Personal Mentorship: Once you’ve grasped the core skills, the focus shifts from class-based learning to 1-to-1 mentorship weeks. This stage is where your music projects receive individual attention and guidance. Your mentor, an experienced professional in the field, will work closely with you to refine your projects and enhance your distinctive sound.

This dual approach, combining focused skill acquisition with personalised mentorship, ensures that you not only gain the necessary creative abilities but also develop your song ideas more fully.

Experience the Results: Hear the difference for yourself. Listen to the incredible tracks released recently by our alumni and imagine the sounds you could create: https://blog.liveschool.net/listen

 

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Delivery

Optimised for maximum learning results, your training is a blend of the following formats:

  • Class weeks: hands-on learning with expert producers in groups of 10 students.
  • Mentorship weeks: 1-to-1 personal guidance when developing your music.
  • Study sessions: at-home exercises and reference materials for self-paced exploration.
  • Industry Masterclasses: guest producers, collaborations and networking sessions.
  • Artist Support: our team is on-call full time for creative or technical assistance.

Location:

The course can be taken either in-person at our world-class studio facilities in Sydney, or in live online sessions from anywhere in the world. Students can switch between in-studio and online any time.

Course structure and duration:

  • The course can be taken part time or full time
  • For a detailed course syllabus and timetables visit the Music Theory registrations page.

 

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FAQ

What skills or experience do I need to have before taking the Music Theory course?

To enrol in Music Theory, you should meet one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of the Foundations module (which is included in the Produce Music course).
  • Equivalent skills in music production using Ableton Live, as covered in the Foundations module.

This course is suitable for those who are already generating compelling musical ideas, even if you haven’t completed full songs yet. Key prerequisites include fluency in Ableton Live, proficiency in MIDI programming, audio editing, and a basic understanding of music theory.

If you’re unsure about your readiness, please reach out to our team. We are more than willing to help assess your skills and guide you on the right path.

Do I need to buy anything before I start the course?

Just two things are required:

  • A copy of Ableton Live Suite. If you’ve been sharing a license you can access a free 30-day license, to get started and when you’re ready to purchase, you’ll receive a 40% discount.
  • A standard pair of wire-connected headphones (not Bluetooth-only).

A laptop is useful, but if you only have a desktop, we can provide a laptop on-site. While you’ll explore various equipment and plugins, you won’t need to purchase anything; you can create professional tracks with just Ableton Live and headphones.

What happens if I can’t make it to class?

We offer flexible options:

  1. Switch to an online session if you can’t attend in-person.
  2. Access detailed study resources at home if you miss a session. Discounted one-to-one sessions are available for in-person catch-ups.
  3. If you miss an entire module, join a waitlist to retake it at a later date.

Are Instalment Plans Available?

Yes, instalment plans are available. Start with a simple deposit followed by affordable monthly payments. For more detail visit the Music Theory registrations page.

 

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