Introduction to Electronic Music with Jake Smith
This course will give students the basic skills to begin creating music electronically, often referred to as “beat making”. During this course, students will work towards being able to write and produce a full instrumental song. Skills covered will include program set-up, drum/percussion programming, basic effects, using the mixer, and creating harmonic and melodic parts using MIDI instruments and synthesizers. Hear the music of Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Billie Eilish the soundtracks to Stranger Things and Broadway Musicals like Hamilton. Now you can learn how to compose our own electronic music at a fraction of the price!
· laptop, with just one software program, Reason Intro, which is available to download for $99 from www.reasonstudios.com.
· MIDI Keyboard. Akai MPKmini keyboard ($99), but any electronic keyboard with MIDI capabilities will work fine for this course.
Requirements include basic computer skills, understanding of quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, and sixteenth notes. For students 12 and older.
Ten 60 minute sessions, $300
Class dates – Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, Dec 1, 8, 15.