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What do you love to listen to? How do you create music that expresses the music that has deeply influenced you? The "how do you create that" is where technique, or music theory, shapes what compels you. There are a variety of techniques because there are a variety of sound possibilities (jazz, rock, classical, etc.). "In order to create that" music in your head, the basics of music have to be learned: pitch and rhythmical relationships. The most basic examples of pitch relationships are melody and harmony. If my availability works, I will gladly take in anyone who desires to explore all the basics and beyond. I greatly hope that any student considering lessons will read all of the information provided about myself on Apprentus. I will not begin a lesson with any student who does not answer the first five questions. Now, I believe I've covered enough ground for potential students to understand what my lessons will be about. So for now... enjoy the sounds and Au revoir!
Barbara - Montreal, 10$27
Trusted teacher: Who is this workshop for? For all curious about sound, all music, music in general, who wants to manufacture, build, examine ... (from 12 or 13 years). Should one know the music theory? Not necessarily. But familiarity with music of various styles can be a great help. DJ? Electro music? No ! We will not learn here to be a DJ or to compose "dance-music", "electro" music in the commonly understood sense, or even songs. Should I know the computer? It's better if that's the case, but learning can be done at the same time as music research. Is it necessary to have a computer? Yes ! A "workshop" rather than a class? The course takes the form of a practical workshop, listening sessions, critical works. By computer? Everything happens on computer once recorded sound elements of all kinds. Editing, transformation, mixing on software designed for this. No software required. The proposed route can be adapted to any multitrack sequencing software. The computer is only a tool, it is the composer who makes the music. Practically what do we do? The composer works "with the sounds" that he has most often recorded himself. He chooses them, assembles them, deforms them, mixes them according to his project, according to his his intuition, his ideas and desires, gradually builds a music. For those who want it and need it, exercises are proposed which allow to approach at the same time techniques of realization and specific musical proposals. Composition / Invention It is not a question of declaring oneself all composers, but of asserting that one can all ask questions of composers, with, at the same time, seriousness and fantasy. To confront the game of a free invention. What musical orientation? What style ? This is a "musical research" approach: to seek to invent a music beyond the traditional values - heights of note, regular pulsations, instrumental timbres - without being forbidden to do all that. A "music of sounds", in the widest possible sense, a "music of all sounds "as opposed to what we might call obviously too simplified" a music of notes ". This choice, which apparently seems to shake up the musical uses, is nevertheless part of a tradition of more than a century and rich of a repertoire too little known and which had various names: - Electroacoustic Music - Concrete music - Acousmatic music - Contemporary music Finally, we each have a precious tool to never forget: our ear, and a fascinating and rewarding work to drive, questioning oneself.
Sound (music) · Computer generated music · Music composition
Learn how to play the piano through composition! My unique and comprehensive music lesson curriculum is a fun, challenging, and exciting way to learn. Lessons include piano performance, theory, composition, analysis, and listening. Take lessons today to develop total musicianship and a lifelong love of music.
Piano · Music theory · Music composition
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João - The Hague, Netherlands$39
Trusted teacher: I have a master degree in music composition at the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag. I have been working in music composition for 10 year. This is a class where you are going to learn how to work with your own composition ideas as well get acquaintance to new composition tools and approach. This is open for different types of music approach: - contemporary classical music - electronic music production/Ableton (any style you want) - Music for Cinema (theory and how to do mockups with samples) -Generative Music (Using max/msp and reaktor)
Computer generated music · Music composition · Music theory
Danny - Antwerp, Belgium$38
Trusted teacher: English Translation: contact me please Everybody generally consists of chords and lines of text. But where does that information come from and how do you make something out of nothing? How do you make that one great hit or how strongly does your new song affect your love? Well, that's called "inspiration processing" and how does that work? Well, I'll tell you that in my course. If you play 'what' guitar or piano, then you are one step ahead. Your instrument is like a trampoline that offers you more options to go further and higher. Most 'songs' are born at the craziest moments. A good songwriter his / her antenna 's are always open :-) and for some it's a continuous activity. During my course I teach you through all sorts of tips and tricks (including: Travel Chord Duo Method - One Four Five and 2 sixes lines - Key Word Designation and Relative Chord Progressions etc.) how you can get strong songs. For me it is a daily activity and I have been writing all my life for others and sometimes for myself. All in all, I have sold more than a million copies worldwide as an author / composer / performer. Is that little or is that a lot? I do not know. It doesn't interest me that much anymore. I want to write my science about songs, share it with motivated people who want to go further than just replaying others' songs. Whether they get stuck somewhere during composing and who are not afraid to seek advice. Music is a life flirt. There are only two types of music: good and bad ... Do you have a foundation of chords, do you want to know how to make a good song .....? Just book with me for an hour. Then you also know who I am and where I hide :-) Not satisfied after the first 'lesson'? Money Back. Danny
Voice (music) · Music composition
Ryo - Berlin, Germany$11
Trusted teacher: Hello, Electric & Acoustic Guitar tuition from complete beginners to advanced. (Also Ukulele lessons would be available if fancy) I'm an experienced live and session musician and graduated from Tech music school in London UK. I have recently moved into Berlin. I've been a member of RGT(Registry Of The Guitar Tutor in UK and now in Germany). As well as I currently hold the Electric Guitar Exam Grade 8, RGT Teaching diplomas DipLCM(TD) and RGT ACLM(TD). RGT is an UK-based music teaching organisation and offers a wide range of internationally recognized exams, in partnership with London College of Music Exams (one of the world's most respected music examination boards, established since 1887) and certificated by the University of West London. If anyone considers taking up the guitar exams and become a qualified guitarist, I can back you up. Any styles, pop/rock/blues/jazz/funk/classical guitar etc. Whatever songs/riffs/comps/(16th note) strumming patterns (lead guitar/rhythm guitar) harmony and music theory, solfeggio(aural) and so on. Lessons will be tailored to you. it's not brain surgery. it's going to be a lot of fun! I can travel to your house or you come to my place. Also Skype lesson would be available. Lessons are always for students. So enjoy playing the guitar and lessons to move up to next level. Any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thanks for reading and look forward to working with you. You can't afford to miss it!! cheers Ryo
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Guitar
Trusted teacher: As an experienced award winning producer, composer and sound designer working in the industry (from any form of media to music production, art installation) I would love to share my knowledge with people who has similar ambitious and passion to learn more about 'music' or just basically want to improve their 'sound' and taste in 'music production'. I can help you to improve your skills with any topic of : *Sound design *Composition *Song Writing *DAW (Ableton,Logic,ProTools) *Mixing & Mastering *Music Production
Audio production · Sound (music) · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Hi guys! My name is Everton Firmeza! I'm a Brazilian / Portuguese Bassist and Composer and I'm arriving in Brussels to live and work on July! So... do you want to know more about Brazilian Music?? What about playing the Bass?? I can teach you!! I'm offering classes in my place (Altitude Cent - Forest), in the student's place (Brussels area) and by SKYPE. Do you want to learn music?? I can help you on the topics right below! Check it out: - Bass Guitar / Double Bass - Brazilian Music (applied to your instrument - or voice) - Harmony / Improvisation - Music Theory / Sheet Music Reading - Composition / Arrangement Are you curious?? Send me a message!! It will be a pleasure to meet you!
Jazz music · Bass guitar · Music composition
Lou-Indigo - Brussels, Belgium$28
Trusted teacher: REGISTRATION OCTOBER 2019 OPEN !!! The course that I propose is BILINGUAL FRENCH / ENGLISH, with a chain YOUTUBE and VIDEOS TUTOS, as well as 2 BOOKS. Age and musical taste is not restrictive when in the program, you can with qualitative daily work (not quantitative) quickly observe your progress. Here the pleasure of playing music is put forward. The kind of music you love most will be the focus of the course, their codes and secrets will be the focus of our study, that's what I want to share with you. We can do technical lessons and simply learn together how to play one or more songs of your choice or mine, enrich your game with this approach and your repertoire! (For example: We can re-arrange the pieces and make them more original as by approaching the system (CAGED), and enriching their chords, resulting in new positions, new techniques and new sounds, using arpeggio techniques rather than strumming for 4-chord pieces, voicing and fingerstyle techniques, in short, expanding the instrument's playing fields and playing skills to keep progressing in your game and improve your rehearsals ...) If you make a request, this program is obviously accompanied by the pleasure of learning more in theory and being able to directly apply new knowledge on its instrument and identify its common or rare use in the pieces discussed in class. In this case the theory is translated to be accessible to anyone, both for those who are connoisseurs and for those who discover everything from absolute zero. The exercises, songs and theoretical explanations offered throughout the program are organized in an order of progressive difficulty. In addition to the YouTube channel and its tutorial videos that will be useful for reviewing after class, I wrote and produced 2 books of my method to learn the guitar and the music, that I sell to accompany my course and your apprenticeship in the best conditions and so that you can continue the course even at home and to review etc ... . There is ONE BOOK OF COURSES containing all the theoretical and practical program of the year, as well as a BOOK OF EXERCISE on the ranges and the modes that you can obtain directly. You can find here an indicative list of objectives that I propose in my theoretical program, which can of course adapt to your request. The general theoretical objectives of the course: --- Tuning / tuning and knowing his guitar: * Standard Tuning * Drop Tuning * Open Tuning * Adjust the optimal tension of the strings * Adjust the shaft axis * Adjust the action of the strings * Choose the strings adapted to the style of play / tuning * Change his strings -Know his chords: * Triads: Fundamental State & Inversions * Tetrads: Fundamental State & Inversions * The chord progressions of the Range * Arpeggio techniques (tapping, sweep, 1/2/4 fing.shape, etc ...) --- Know his scales and his modes * The Mode of the Major scale * 3 Modes of the Minor scale: Natural / Melodic / Harmonic * Modes of the Pentatonic range: 5 positions * Modes of the Blues range: 5 positions Etc ... --- Technique to the Pick / Plectrum / Tab / Pick (Electric Guitar): * Alternate Picking * Fast Picking / Tremolo Picking * Hybrid Picking * Palm Mute * Natural Harmonics * Pinch Harmonics * Artificial Harmonics * Shredding * Tapping * Sweep Picking * Legato Picking --- Strumming / Hand Picking (Acoustic Guitar) * "SnareDrum" percussion on the guitar * Arpeggios pinched with 4 fingers + thumb * Rasgueado (Flamenco Technique) * Generic Strumming * Fingerstyle Picking * Two-finger picking + Legato for fast melodies (eg a solo) -Play the metronome * exercises on click * practice on song riffs -Learn his favorite songs * without thinking about the difficulty, nothing is impossible with the right methodology -Improvise * choose ranges and positions * to place oneself rhythmically, to finish on the judicious notes -Theory of Harmony * Understand harmonization and its practice -Theory on the Melody -Theory of Rhythm
Guitar · Music composition
Alex - Forest, Belgium$32
Trusted teacher: Professional musician for many years, I am both a teacher and active on the Belgian and international scene in various projects. I attended a vocational training at CIM in Paris. Whether you are a beginner or a discerning musician, one-to-one lessons allow you to move forward effectively and adapt learning techniques to everyone. All levels, all ages, all styles and all guitars (classical, electric, folk, ...) are welcome. (From the age of 8) All these aspects can be approached according to your desires: - rhythmic and harmonic work - Instrumental technique - Work on sequences and pieces - Discover the different musical styles (jazz, bossa, rock, funk, ...) - Approach the various sound palettes of the guitar and different types of games - ... Do not hesitate to contact me for more information.
Guitar · Music composition · Music theory
Vladimir - The Hague, Netherlands$39
Trusted teacher: I am a professional guitarist, guitar teacher and composer. I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching music. Skillful in many styles, such as classical, flamenco, bossa nova, blues, jazz. Proficient in music theory, music composition and music software such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Max MSP. If you want to learn how to play guitar, to compose your own music using instruments or a computer, I can help you. If you have a question, do not hesitate to call or write!
Guitar · Music composition · Computer generated music
Composing music is very similar to writing novels. Of course there are "novels" and Novels...and the secret to create expressive, compelling, and successful ones is the ability to write with emotions, tension, and conflict. With music is exactly the same, and in order to to so, musicians needs to have "at arm's distance" all the tools and knowledge that will allow them "to sculpture the air in the performance into something" (F. Zappa) As a musician, have you ever wondered: what if I replace this A min. chord with an E min. 7 ? is it better to stay "Tonal" or go "Modal" on this measure? what if I establish a stronger emotional response by changing this scale fragment into a Phrygian? shall I drive more of a rhythmic feeling by leveraging quartal harmony? what chords could I actually ask the guys from my band to add to this measures so that my solo would sound more interesting? how can I phrase this better to that my songwriting drives a more melodic and fluid verse? If at least once in your "music lifetime" you asked yourself any of these questions without finding a satisfactory answer, this course might be right for you. Please contact me, and together we will discuss your needs, your goals, your challenges. Cheers, Max
Music composition · Music theory lessons
I studied for my undergraduate in Classical violin & Irish Traditional Fiddle at the Cork School of Music and have been awarded many prizes in recognition of my Classical & Traditional playing. I keenly compose a lot of Traditional Irish music and Electronic music also. I will be moving to Paris in the coming months and would like to gauge interest. I am available for Skype interviews also now.
Music composition · Fiddle · Violin
Hi, my name is David. I'm originally from Glasgow, Scotland, but now live just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. I got my first song cut in 2007, and since then have had over 150 of my songs recorded by numerous artists in Europe. I pretty much write across the board and have had songs cut by Pop, Rock, Country, Americana, Blues, Electronic & R&B artists. I've even had one song recorded by an Opera quartet! Those songs have been on many hit albums and have spent a total of 21 weeks at #1 on the official charts of Switzerland & Austria. I’ve done all this WITHOUT being signed to a publisher, which means instead of giving away 50% of my royalties, I keep all 100% for myself! Whether you want to write songs to record yourself or for others (and those can be two very different things), I can help you. I'll tailor the lessons to fit you. We'll work together, perfecting your strengths and building up your weaknesses. I'll show you how to write memorable melodies, heartfelt lyrics and innovative chord progressions. I'll also teach you how today's music business operates. One thing I learned early in life is that if you want to learn something, learn from someone who has done it already. If you want to be successful in the music business, then learn from someone who has had some success themselves. If they haven't how can they show you how to do it? Just because someone has written hundreds of songs doesn't necessarily mean they know about songwriting. In my lifetime I’ve made thousands of meals for myself, but I’m still a lousy cook! It’s not how many songs you write that’s important - it’s how many good ones you write. With me, you'll learn how to write songs that stand out from the rest. There's a craft to writing great songs. We all love that initial burst of inspiration when ideas come quicker than we can write them down, but once that burst is over, that's when the craft comes in. It's the craft that adds the polish and can turn a decent song into a great one. The trick is not to polish it too much, and not lose the thing that made you excited about the song in the first place. That's one of the things I'll teach you. Also, if you know how to craft a song, then Writer's Block really becomes a thing of the past. Success won't happen overnight, but if you’re willing to put in the work, I can show you how to get closer to making a very good living from your music. I’m not saying that I’m the best songwriter in the world. I’m just saying that I know how to write songs that get cut and I can teach you how to do it too. I'm always looking for good co-writers, so if there's anyone here who I think is talented maybe that will be something we can look at further down the line. I look forward to working with you.
Trusted teacher: I have 15 years of experience playing guitar in various styles and techniques. I can teach professional guitar, music production and theory from beginner to advanced levels. I can teach from my home in Montrollet or travel up to 50km radius and Limoges if needed and also do online video lessons. I have a car to get to rural areas if required. Each lesson will be customised to your needs and ability. I can also teach music production from my home studio, song arrangement and music business.
Guitar · Music composition · Computer generated music
Trusted teacher: Becoming a musician is not just about being able to read notes or having a rhythm in your blood. Making music is especially the desire to send a message of oneself to the spectators / listeners. So, be it the guitar, piano or just the composition of songs (lyrics, chords, structure) I do not ask for any necessary basis. However, if you wanted to learn how to read the notes or have a rhythm, this is possible as well. That is why I would adapt to the person who will be in front of me, in this case my student, to be able to give him at best an interactive and rewarding course.
Music composition · Piano · Guitar
Guitar lessons for beginners and intermediate students - Technical skills - A diversity of styles (classical, pop, tropical) - Songwriting - Music composition - Reading and writing skills - Harmony and counterpoint My name is Guzmán, I am Spanish-Uruguayan and I am studying a master´s degree in Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. I worked as a music professor assistant at my University in Uruguay, and nowadays I am teaching guitar, harmony and counterpoint, and reading and writing skills in music in The Hague. Classes could be in English and Spanish as well. Additionally, he has been involved with different popular music groups where it can be mentioned his role as a founder, arranger, singer and guitarist in the tropical music groups La Imbailable Orquesta and Cumbia Club.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Guitar
Thomas - Amsterdam, Netherlands$39
Trusted teacher: Hello! I am an Amsterdam based musician offering tutorials in piano, trumpet, cornet, harmony, counterpoint, theory, and other general music-y things in English! I’m also available to direct rehearsals and concerts. As a composer I have a diverse range of skills. Whilst most of my work is contemporary classical concert music, I have a good grounding in tonal harmony and am experienced in writing music more typical of past eras and for events such as opening ceremonies and medals ceremonies. I also have knowledge of jazz, having worked in this genre. Lessons comprise of me examining the student's work, discussing it with them (how they've written it, what decisions they've made, what they wish the music to do and be), as well as discussing any suggestions I have to further enhance the effectiveness of the music and their ideas. Lessons can also involve examining works by other composers, giving the student inspiration and knowledge, as well as learning about different compositional techniques, which can include ways to deal with harmony, rhythm, texture, structure, and development of ideas. Please contact me to chat about your/ your child’s musical goals and ambitions and to arrange a lesson. I am able to travel to homes and offices and have a flexible schedule to meet your needs! I have also taught over Skype in the past, where there’s the option of screen sharing, making it possible to demonstrate things on screen. Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon! Thomas
Trusted teacher: All ages and levels! Throughout these 14+ years of teaching (at universities, music schools and private students), I have tailored my lessons to be always goal / project oriented and using your preferred music to explore, discover and master the instrument while having fun and developing your creativity. The lessons are designed specifically to meet your needs as a musician. Whether you are starting with the basics of the instrument, or whether you have enough experience and you would like to deepen your knowledge of the instrument to communicate though different musical manners, I would gladly like to help you reach your full musical potential. I have been involved with music education as a music teacher and music teaching researcher. I have experience with children, young students and adults in setups like private lessons, schools, music schools and universities. From pop, latin, rock, jazz, funk, metal and everything in between. Whatever genre you identify yourself with, I can help you to improve. E-Bass / Harmony All the way from incorporating rhythm and being one with the groove, to understanding the harmony through your instrument, the bass, as an extension of your musical voice is a rich an potent tool that can be used and controlled through refining your technique, role understanding and starting a journey through it's endless sound possibilities. Guitar for Beginners I can help you out starting on the guitar. Start learning the guitar with a very intuitive and practical approach, take on the rudiments directly from songs and the music you enjoy listening. Band Coaching If you have reached a point where you would like to take the next step with your band, it is always good to have an outsider opinion to help you improve in your musical, song writing and performing processes. Then to count with a great consultant in the management and logistics department is the second step in order to have a strong standpoint as a performing artist. Music Theory I have experience at bachelor level with popular music and jazz ear training, academic research for the Javeriana university in Bogotá about the use of the ear and playing by ear in folclore contexts in Colombia.
Music composition · Guitar · Bass guitar
As a composer and producer with wide ranging skills, I balance tailoring my lessons to each individual pupil, while also looking to broaden their musical abilities with relatable knowledge. For example, teaching classical composers recording and mixing techniques to help them create recordings of their works, or teaching dance music producers jazz harmony to create interesting chord sequences. I am also able to provide support for GCSE/BTec/A Level courses.
Music theory · Audio production · Music composition
My name is Alessandro, i am an Italian musician and guitarist. I have been playing guitar for 20 years, and i am in the music business for about 5 years. I studied music in London, where I got a Bachelor Degree from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, and privately with people like Phil Capone, Hugh Burns, Martin Goulding, Tolis Zavaliaris, Lee Hodgson and many others. In the last 7 years i have been touring and recording around the world with the artist Theodore. Some of the places where i recorded include Abbey Road Studios, Church Studios (London), Clouds Hill studios (Hamburg), and i played on stages around Europe, Canada, U.S.A. I have skills in guitar performance, Theory, arranging, composition in different style of music such as Jazz, Classical and Pop (Reggae, Funk, R&B, Metal, Fusion, Blues etc.) My objective is to teach you how to play and experience music in the purest form and to be as creative as possible.
Music theory lessons · Music composition · Guitar
Music is a dynamic art, and is my believe that it is how it should be taught. Practice is as necessary and important as theory, and sometimes even more. Beginner students start playing guitar within the first month, and not long after that they are able to compose their own music. My purpose is that the student open all the possibilities this instrument offers, and not just learn to play 3 chords; in music everything is possible when you know how and when to do it. La música es un arte dinámica, y por ende es así como me gusta enseñarla. La practica es igual de necesaria e importante que la teoría, a veces hasta más. En mi curso el estudiante puede tocar desde las primeras clases, y en un punto no muy lejano componer su propia música. En cuanto a guitarra, mi propósito es que el estudiante se abra a todas las posibilidades que este instrumento ofrece, no solo a tocar 3 acordes; dentro la música todo es posible, todo lo puedes hacer siempre y cuando sepas como y cuando hacerlo.
Guitar · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Trusted teacher: I am an experienced and energetic composer, musician and tutor offering music lessons to students of any age, interest and ability. I strive to make sure all lessons are exciting and stimulating. Each lesson is designed to match your needs and extend your knowledge and experience in music. Lessons and musical areas covered include : - contemporary classical music - composition (classical and new, contemporary) - classical music (theory, history, harmony) - electronic music production - experimental music / avant-garde - music theory, harmony, analysis skills - relationships between music and contemporary dance, film, fashion and architecture - musical philosophy (19th- 21st Century) I am also fluent in : Sibelius, Logic, Ableton, Max MSP and Pro Tools. Do let me know what areas of music you are most interested in and I can develop a bespoke course of study for you! My current and previous professional experience includes: - Associate lecturer of Music at Surrey University, UK (Current) - Private composition teacher in the UK and The Hague (Current) - Composer-in-residence (Royal Scottish National Orchestra, 2015:16) - Musician-in-residence (Musique Cordiale, France, 2017) - Musician-in-residence (Dulwich College, London, 2017-18)
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Jazz music
Trusted teacher: Piano, the instrument used by the romantics to make their most beautiful music, but also by the most experimental and modern composers to create their amazing music. Isn't it a great instrument to play? With more than 5 years of experience teaching in music schools and 8 years as a private piano teacher, I developed an efficient and "fun"-focusing way to teach how to play the instrument. Every student is different, so also the way to play and learn shall be different, which makes every single lesson special and rewarding. I also offer the possibility of teaching in groups: if you want to know more about this option. I hope I become the teacher you want and need!
Piano · Music composition · Keyboard (music)
Patrick - Amsterdam, Netherlands$31
Trusted teacher: I specialise in making music with the computer when there isn't a whole bunch of theory knowledge there. I can teach you to quickly and efficiently make that tune in your head into a reality, then turn that into a full track. If you have tried a few tutorials or courses and they didn't fit with you because of all the engineering jargon and theory based approach, this course is for you! I learnt to make music because I was hearing all these songs in my head but wasn't good enough at any instrument to materialise them. Ableton allowed me to hash through ideas, jam with them, then finally turn them into a full working track. I have also worked as a live and studio sound engineer so I do have the theoretical knowledge but can communicate in the language of learners from all different levels. I think there are a lot of people that just need to express what they have in there head and Ableton is by far the best program for that. It is very intuitive, "jammable" and so much fun! For me Ableton is my instrument but I also play the drums, piano and bass.
Music composition · Audio production · Computer generated music