If you're a music producer with little or no keyboard experience, this course is made for you! Join piano teacher Matt Vanacoro, and learn essential keyboard techniques that will take your chord progressions, basslines and melodies to the next level!
There is no better way to improve your music productions than to develop basic keyboard skills. Of course you don't need to be a virtuoso to produce music, but having some keyboard techniques and musicianship is very important. Even if you never played a keyboard before, or if you're paranoid at the thought of learning chords and scales, have no fear. Matt Vanacoro is here to show you how easy it can be to learn to play the keys. No sight-reading necessary!
Matt starts by explaining the importance of having a comfortable keyboard setup and a good posture when playing. As he says, playing long hours with a bad posture is a recipe for disaster for your body! He then reveals, in very simple terms, the music theory concepts that every producer should know. You learn how to build and play major and minor scales, and you discover how to integrate those scary black notes (also called accidentals, or sharps and flats) in your playing. Next, Matt shows you how to build and play chords, and he explains the difference between major, minor, diminished and augmented chords. You learn to play with both hands, by playing chords and bass lines with your left hand. Matt also demystifies other important music theory concepts such as the circle of fifths, suspended chords, inversions, intervals, arpeggios and how to integrate all this in your playing... and in your music productions.
Learning basic keyboard techniques and music theory doesn't have to be scary! Watch this course, and start to get more use of that keyboard in your studio. This course is perfect for electronic music producers... EDM, Hip Hop, Pop and more!
Section 1: Section 1: Keyboard Techniques for Producers
Concise lessons on big subjects.
I've been an self taught keyboard player for years but I learned such a lot about both technique and song writing form.
Greg Mackender wrote on February 16, 2021
Very succinct with just the right amount of music theory to keep the student or budding music producer engaged and not overwhelmed.
Alexis wrote on January 16, 2021
This course was just perfect for a beginner like me. It gives great insight and ideas. It helps widen your horizons and puts on a fun path to creativity. Awesome!
Ivo Vos wrote on July 17, 2020
I really enjoyed this course, very educational and a lot of musical fun.
CosmkComik wrote on March 20, 2018
This is a great course for understanding, not only some music theory, but how to play a piano from finger positioning, to inversions, to arpeggiation, and so much more! Matt does this with simple style and explanation that anyone can understand. Whether you are a beginner, just facing your first keyboard, or an experienced player, this course has something for everyone!
derek wrote on March 9, 2018
was very good at explaining concepts and video was easy to follow along
Ivan Dubinsky wrote on March 3, 2018
A good course for non keyboardists by Matt Vanacoro. I always enjoy his laid-back teaching style. I play accordion so I already have the right hand down (more or less) but was finding it hard to get used to playing left hand on a regular keyboard. This course gave me some good ideas on how to incorporate the left hand better and to use things like syncopation, inversions etc. to give my keyboard parts more life. Recommended!!