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Writing and Producing Music
To break in to today’s music industry as a songwriter, you first need to master the writing and arranging skills employed by many hit songwriters. Yet, even if you do so, a record label isn't likely to knock on your door and ask to record your new songs. You'll probably need to do it yourself, which is why this program pairs writing and arranging with a music production curriculum that will enable you to record and mix your compositions with professional results. You’ll come away with the multi-faceted skill set necessary to start or advance your career as a contemporary writer/producer.
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9 Courses to Complete this Certificate
6 Required Courses
Develop the skills to listen to music like a seasoned music producer. Learn to identify the elements of effective records, and gain the skills to bring these elements to your own productions.
Pro Tools 101 constitutes the first stage of Avid's Pro Tools certification program. Learn the foundational skills needed to understand Pro Tools technology and software. This course instructs you on recording, editing, and mixing on a basic level, and will get on the road to becoming a Pro Tools operator from home.
Essential learning for anyone interested in arranging music for a band, Arranging 1: Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section.
Learn to write for commercial success by reproducing the time-tested characteristics of hit songs while maintaining your own unique voice.
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Remix and produce in any number of contemporary styles, including drum and bass, R&B, breakbeat/trance and house music using Ableton's Live audio and MIDI sequencing software, a sequencer you can play like an instrument.
Learn how harmony can help you to convey the essential emotion of a song to your audience, and the best ways to adapt chords and progressions to suit your unique songwriting style and ideas.
Gain a firm understanding of the functionalities and capabilities of Reason software. Explore Reason's rack of virtual instruments, effects, mixers, built-in sequencer and patching system, and learn real-world production setups and techniques used by today's top producers.
Audio mastering is the final, critical, step in the post-production process. Gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in creating a final master recording ready for duplication, replication, or online distribution.
Strengthen your technical understanding of Logic Pro and heighten your overall creative abilities in music production in this 12-week course. Harness the power of Logic's extensive software instruments, and learn to record, edit, and mix your project like a pro.
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