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Contemporary technique in music composition 1

Lesson 1: New Scales

• Authoring
• Whole Tone Scales
• Quiz: Voiles by Claude Debussy
• Pentatonic Scales
• Analysis: Quiz: Voiles by Claude Debussy
• Octatonic Scales
• Exercise: Compose a Melody Using the Octatonic Scale
• Invented Scales
• Exercise: Invented Scale Melody

Lesson 2: New Modes

• Authoring
• Modes of Limited Transposition
• Analysis: Abime des Oiseaux
• Mode Mixture
• Analysis: Finger Exercise by Bela Bartok
• Folk Influences
• Quiz: Romanian Dances by Bela Bartok
• Igor Stravinsky

Lesson 3: Interval Structures

• Authoring Introduction
• Interval Sets
• Analysis: Abime des Oiseaux
• Exercise: Interval Set
• Arnold Schoenberg’s Early Works
• Quiz: "Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke”
• Exercise: Interval Sets for Two Instruments
• Pre-Serialism
• Quiz: Pre-Serialism
• Analysis: Endgame

Lesson 4: New Verticalities

• Authoring Introduction
• Triad Extensions
• Tertian Harmonic in Non-functional Relationships
• Analysis: La Cathedrale Engloutie
• Exercise: Tertian, Chordal Language
• Triad Voicings and Voice-Leading
• Exercise: Voice Leading
• Triad Layering
• Exercise: Triad Layering

Lesson 5: Other Vertical Intervallic Structures

• Authoring Introduction
• Quartal Harmony
• Analysis of “The Cage” by Charles Ives
• Exercise: Compose Using Quartal Harmony
• Quintal Harmony
• Exercise: Compose Using Quintal Harmony
• Secondal Harmony and Clusters
• Exercise: Composing with Chord Clusters

Lesson 6: Harmonic Movement

• Authoring Introduction
• Parallelism and Harmonic Direction
• Harmonic Stasis
• Cadential Devices

Lesson 7: Rhythmic Devices

• Authoring Introduction
• Mixed Meter
• Rhythmic Complexity
• Additive and Subtractive and Non-Retrogradeable Rhythms
• No Meter

Lesson 8: Formal Devices

• Authoring Introduction
• Fibonacci Series, Mosaic Form
• Moment Form
• Cagean Rhythmic Structures
Lesson 9: Aleatory

• Authoring Introduction
• Chance
• Indeterminacy
• Proportional Notation
• Graphic Notation

Lesson 10: Percussion and Found Instruments

• Authoring Introduction
• Standard Percussion Instruments
• What’s in Your Kitchen?
• Percussion is All Around You!

Lesson 11: Prepared Piano

• Authoring Introduction
• Inside the Piano
• Simple Preparations
• More Complex Preparations

Lesson 12: Other Extended Techniques

• Authoring Introduction
• Harmonics
• Multiphonics
• String Extended Techniques
• Winds and Brass Extended Techniques

Contemporary technique in music composition 2

Lesson 1: Extended Techniques for Strings, Winds, and More

• Writing for Strings: Expanding Harmonics


• Harmonics in Ligeti 2nd String Quartet
• More String Effects: Pizzicatos, Bow Techniques, Beyond the
Fingerboard
• Extended Techniques for Winds
• Extended Techniques for Harp and Accordion

Lesson 2: Microtonality and Tunings

• Temperaments, Tunings, and the Harmonic Series


• First Explorations Beyond the 12 Notes
• Microtonality in Practice
• Writing Microtones for Strings, Winds, and Brass
• Microtonality and Notation

Lesson 3: Writing for Voice

• Authoring Introduction
• Extended Techniques for Voice
• Overview of Singing Techniques

Lesson 4: Serial Music

• Historical Context
• Triad Extensions
• How Serial Music Works
• Integral Serialism

Lesson 5: Process Music/Textures and Soundscapes

• Definition of Texture
• Basic Techniques of Process-Based Composition
• Texture and Extended Techniques
• Texture and Notation

Lesson 6: Harmonic Movement

• Historical Context
• Key Techniques of Minimal Music
• Further Developments
• Post-Minimalism

Lesson 7: Beyond Modernism: Later Developments on Rhythm

• Expanding Rhythm Devices


• Loops, Patterns and Non-Western Influences
• Metric Modulation

Lesson 8: Rehashing the Past: Post-Modernism

• Quotations and Transcription


• Polystylism and Humor
• Absorbing New Genres
• Found Objects

Lesson 9: New Tonality

• Tonal Music in the Twenty-First Century


• Reinventing Tradition
• New Simplicity and New Spirituality
• Recovering Immediacy and Capacity of Communicating a
Message

Lesson 10: Cut and Paste: the Early Pioneers

• Musique Concrète
• Minimalism and Technology
• Music Synthesis
• Combining Tape and Instruments

Lesson 11: Spectralism

• Giving Priority to Sound


• Redefining the Vocabulary
• Basic Spectral Techniques
• Beyond Spectralism

Lesson 12: Other Extended Techniques

• Composing with Live Electronics


• Real-Time Sound Processing
• Music and Multimedia
• Latest Trends
Music Composition for Film and TV 1

Lesson 1Creative Considerations in Writing to Picture

• The Role of Music in Film


• The Complete Audio Landscape
• Factoring in dialogue, sound effects
• Highlight Visual Events
• Other Roles of Music in Film
• A Framework for Analyzing Scenes

Lesson 2Considerations Specific to Television

• The Television Main Title


• Commercial Bumpers
• The Role of Music Libraries
• Strategies for Maximizing Licensing Usage
• Similarities and Differences: Music in Film and Television

Lesson 3Love Themes 1

• Intimate Ballads
• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Write a Chord Progression for an Intimate Ballad
• Score Analysis
• Summary of Observations: Intimate Ballads

Lesson 4Love Themes 2

• Intimate Ballad
• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet
• Orchestrate a Love Theme for a Small Setting
• Orchestrate a Large Statement Love Theme
• The Positive Ballad Template
• Score a Positive Ballad Scene

Lesson 5Sad Themes 1

• Sad Ballad
• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Write a Chord Progression for a Sad Ballad
• Score Analysis
• Write a Melody for a Sad Ballad

Lesson 6Sad Themes 2

• Sad Ballad
• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Orchestrate a Sad Ballad—Small Instrumentation
• Score Analysis
• Orchestrate a Sad Ballad—Large Orchestration
• The Sad Ballad Template

Lesson 7Horror and Scary Themes 1

• Strategies for Creating Dissonant Harmonies


• Write a Chord Progression for a Horror Sequence
• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Write and Sequence an Aleatoric Idea for Pizz Strings

Lesson 8Horror and Scary Themes 2

• Horror and Scary Themes


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Compose Music using Octatonic Counterpoint
• Bernard Herrmann’s "The Knife"
• Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
• Template for Horror Music

Lesson 9High Intensity Action 1

• Action Cue
• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Write a Rhythm Appropriate for an Action Cue
• Score a High-Intensity Action Scene

Lesson 10High Intensity Action 2

• Action Cue
• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Orchestrate Material for Rhythmic Strings
• Score Analysis Activity
• High-intensity Action Template
• Score a High-Intensity Action Scene

Lesson 11Magic and Fantasy

• Magic and Fantasy Cue


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Magical Tone Colors
• Magic and Fantasy Cue: Hedwig’s Theme
• Score Magic and Fantasy Template

Lesson 12Supernatural Grandeur

• Supernatural Grandeur Cue


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Score Analysis
• Orchestrate a Homophonic Chord Progression
• Supernatural Grandeur Template
• Film Scoring Demo
• The Television Main Title
• Commercial Bumpers
• The Role of Music Libraries
• Strategies for Maximizing Licensing Usage
• Similarities and Differences: Music in Film and Television

Music Composition for Film and TV 2

Lesson 1Slow Drama

• Slow Drama Cue


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Score Analysis
• A Dramatic Progression
• Slow Drama vs. Sad
• Slow Drama Template

Lesson 2Comedy

• Comedy Cue
• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Create a Comedy “Vamp”
• Score Analysis
• The Playful Comedy Template

Lesson 3Moderate-Intensity Action 1

• Moderate-Intensity Action Cue


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Add Rhythm to a Chord Progression
• Score Analysis
• Score a Moderate-Intensity Action Scene

Lesson 4Moderate-Intensity Action 2

• Moderate-Intensity Action Cue


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Write an Ostinato
• Score Analysis
• Sneaking Around Example
• The Sneaking Around Template
• Score a Moderate-Intensity Action Video

Lesson 5Lyrical Heroism

• Lyrical Heroism Cue


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Score Analysis
• Compose a Lyrical Grandeur Melody
• Lyrical Heroism Template
• Score a Lyrical Grandeur Scene

Lesson 6Action Heroes and Villains

• Action Hero Theme


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Score Analysis
• Action Hero Theme: Star Wars
• Compose a Heroic Chord Progression
• Action Villain Theme
• Score Analysis
• Action Hero Template
• Action Villain Template
• Compose an Action Hero or Action Villain Library Cue

Lesson 7Action Adventure 1

• Action Adventure Theme


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Compose a Heroic 8-Bar Phrase
• Score Analysis
• Orchestrate a Heroic 8-Bar Phrase
• Beethoven Symphony #3
• Compose an Action Adventure Theme

Lesson 8Action Adventure 2

• Action Adventure Theme


• Analysis of Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Orchestration
• Score Analysis
• Compose a Lyrical Theme B for an Action Adventure Cue
• Orchestrate a Lyrical 8-Bar Phrase
• Action Adventure TemplateScore an Adventure Scene

Lesson 9Logistical Considerations in Film and TV

• The Roles of the Composer and the Orchestrator


• Composer Sketches
• MIDI Orchestrators
• Be an Orchestrator: Turn a Sketch into a Score
• The Music Supervisor and Music Editors
• Be a Music Supervision and Editor: Select a Cue and Edit It
to Picture
• Music Preparation and Musicians
• Recording Engineer and Conductor
• Music Preparation: Given a Score, Create the Parts

Lesson 10Long-Term Form

• Recurring Action Adventure Theme


• Theme and Variations I
• Recurring Hymn Theme
• Recurring Moderate-Action Theme
• Additional Cues: Slow Suspense, Awe, Intense Action,
Intense Horror

Lesson 11Long-Term Form: Atlantis

• Recurring Action Adventure Theme and Its Use at Six


Different Points in the Film
• Theme and Variations I
• Recurring Theme of Awe and Its Use at Five Different Points
in the Film
• Gamelan/Orchestra Hybrid Music and Its Use at Two
Different Points in the Film
• Blending Orchestral and World Music
• Mickey Mousing and Its Use at Two Different Points in the
Film

Lesson 12Long-Term Form: Back to the Future

• Recurring Action Adventure Theme and Its Use at Three


Different Points in the Film
• Theme and Variations I
• Suspenseful Strings and Their Use at Three Different Points
in the Film
• Theme and Variations II
• Action Chase Cues and Their Use at Three Different Points in
the Film
• Period Music and Its Use at Three Different Points in the Film

Music and Score preparation with FINALE


Lesson 1Writing a Melody

• Entering Finale and Creating a New Document


• The Finale Interface
• Working with Text
• Using Menus
• Entering Notation: Key Signatures
• Adding Notes with Simple Entry
• Triplets
• Accidentals
• Adding Notes with Speedy Entry
• Deleting Extra Measures with the Mass Mover
Lesson 2Key Signatures, Time Signatures, and Clefs

• Key Signatures
• Select Region
• Time Signatures
• A Time Signature Anecdote
• The Solution!
• Clefs

Lesson 3Lead Sheets

• Chord Symbols
• Measure Numbers and Barlines
• Transposing a Lead Sheet

Lesson 4Lyrics

• Entering Lyrics
• Multiple Verses
• Word Extensions
• Adjusting Lyrics
• Shifting Lyrics to Other Notes
• Using Word Processing Software for Lyrics
• Entering Lyrics Using Click Assignment
• Other Uses for Lyrics

Lesson 5Expressive Markings

• Adding Articulations
• Metatools
• Editing Shortcuts
• Adding Expressions
• Creating an Expression
• Hairpins and Other Smart Shapes

Lesson 6Multiple Staves

• Adding, Moving, and Deleting Staves


• Grouping Staves
• Customizing Staves
• Hiding Measure Numbers and Moving Staves
• Adding Expressions to Multi-Staff Music
• Staff Styles
• Meta Tools
• Extracting Parts

Lesson 7Shortcuts

• The Default Document


• Creating a Default Document
• Customizing a Default Document
• Another Customization
• Document Templates
• Creating New Documents with Templates
• Creating Libraries

Lesson 8Page Layout

• The Page Layout Tool


• Setting Margins
• System Optimization
• Adding a Cover Page
• Exporting Notation

Lesson 9Roadmaps

• A Roadmap Primer
• Easy Repeats
• The Repeat Tool
• Adding a First Ending
• Adding a Second Ending
• Segnos and Codas
• Codas

Lesson 10Fine Tuning Graphics

• Note Spacing
• Manually Respacing Notes
• Special Tools
• Moving the Sharp
• Changing Noteheads
• Designing Shapes
Lesson 11Layers: Choral Scores and Drum Set Notation

• Layers and Voices


• Drum Set Notation
• Layers and Chord Charts

Lesson 12Fingerings, Tablature, and Other Instrument-Specific Notation

• Fingerings
• Applying Fingerings
• String Numbers
• Tablature
• Editing Tablature
• Bonus Technique 1: Guitar Fretboard Diagrams
• Bonus Technique 2: Drum Stickings

FILM SCORING 101

Lesson 1Drama and Music

• Absolute Music vs. Functional Music


• List Situations Where Music Provides Support
• Technological Advances
• Early Film and Sound Technology
• Film Scoring Terminology
• Categories of Music in Visual Media
• Musicals: Adapted to Film - Original Film Musicals
• Assignment 1: Identify Musical Usage

Lesson 2Dramatic Functions

• Composer As Storyteller
• Plotting the Dramatic and Musical Arc of a Scene
• A Symbiotic Relationship
• Dramatic Function: Three General Categories
• Assignment 2: Music as a Tool for Dramatic Development

Lesson 3Film Terminology and Dramatic Application

• The Stages of Film Production


• Setting Up and Shooting a Scene
• Film Grammar and Linear Structure
• Common Abbreviations
• Dramatic Application of Camera Movement and Perspective
• Assignment 3: Analysis of Two Scenes from Apollo 13

Lesson 4Spotting

• Before You Start Writing


• Consideration When Spotting
• Music Spotting for Under the Tuscan Sun
• Film Grammar and Linear Structure
• Assignment 4: Sinead Rising Talking Points

Lesson 5Working with SMPTE Time Code

• SMPTE Time CodeWorking with SMPTE Timecode and


Timecode Offsets
• The Music Summary/Master Cue List
• Importing/Opening Video in a DAW
• Creating a Off-Set Timecode Start for Music in a Video
• Specific Guidelines for Digital Performer, Logic, and Pro
Tools
• Assignment 5: Score Sinead Rising

Lesson 6Synchronization-Part 1

• Music Mixes and Quick


• Time Audio
• Copying and Bouncing QuickTime with Audio
• Tangible Content - Aesthetic Choices
• Synchronization Defined
• Three Primary Scoring Methods
• Scoring in the Digital Age
• Create a Cue Layout
• Downbeats and Upbeats
• Assignment 6: Score a Scene

Lesson 7Overlap Cues and Transitions

• Overlapping Cues Defined and Illustrated


• Why and When to Use and Overlap
• Techniques for Creating Overlaps
• Musical Considerations: Tempo, Tonality, and Timbre
• Assignment 7: Creating Overlapping Cues with Comments

Lesson 8Spotting and Scoring a Short Film

• Putting It All Together


• Spotting - Transitions and Overlaps
• Creating the Spotting Notes
• Assignment 8a: Spot the Blue City Movie
• Creating a Music Summary
• Developing a Concept for the Score
• Assignment 8b: Spotting Notes

Lesson 9Compositional Devices in Dramatic Scoring

• Compositional Devices Relevant in Dramatic Scoring


• Themes, Motifs, and Associated Elements
• The "Theme"Thematic Development and Manipulation
• Pedal Point, Canons and Fugues, Negative Accent
• Sketching Out a Scene: Design and Layout
• The Anatomy of a CueAssignment 9: MIDI Track Work - The
Attic Photo Score

Lesson 10Free Timing Concepts Applied to DAW Scoring

• Methods of Free Timing Defined/Examples


• Explore Stop Watch
• Conducting Beat Patterns
• The Written Click
• Creating a Sketch to Timings
• Dead Cues and Reference Timings
• Conduction Live Players
• Assignment 10: Create a Sketch Score

Lesson 11Scoring under Dialogue or Narration

• Dialogue is King or Queen


• Open and Closed Scoring Situations
• Considerations for Scoring Under Dialogue
• Scoring Methods Under Dialogue
• Dialogue and Music as Counterpoint
• Narration vs. Dialogue
• Assignment 11: Apply Dialogue Scoring Techniques

Lesson 12Professional Scoring: Preparation and Application

• Trust and Believe in Yourself


• Creative Collaborations: Getting Started
• Considerations Before Scoring
• Creating a Budget
• Assignment 12: Create a Music Budget for the Blue City
Movie

COMPOSING AND PRODUCING ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1<

Lesson 1: Introduction to Electronic Music

• Essential DAW Skills


• Adding the Kick
• Adding the Snare
• Adding the Hat
• Adding Percussion
• Workshop: MIDI Note Editing
• Workshop: Adding the Pad
• Workshop: Automation
• Adding the Lead
• Workshop: Mixing and Exporting
• Workshop: Key Command Worksheet
• Discussion: Music Production Resources
• Sound and Synthesizer Basics
• Filter
• Envelope
• More on Envelopes
• LFO
• Synth Building Blocks
• Signal Flow Basics
• Rhythm Basics
• Swing
• Assignment 1: Compile the Week 1 Demo Project
Lesson 2: Drum and Bass I: Groove Creation

• History of Drum and Bass


• Discussion: Drum and Bass artists
• Drum and Bass Tune Analysis ; Add Additional Rhythmic
analysis
• Drum and Bass Survey ; Expand Survey to include more
specifics
• Important Rhythmic Terms
• Sequencing Drum Grooves
• Assignment 2: Drum and Bass 1 - Sequence a Drum and
Bass style groove

Lesson 3: Drum and Bass II: Groove Manipulation

• Drum and Bass Resources and Techniques


• Manipulating Grooves
• Audio Editing
• Sampling
• Workshop: Kick Synthesis
• Discussion: Share Your Kick
• Submixing: Layering Electronic and Acoustic Drums
• Creating a Submix
• Assignment 3: Drum and Bass 2 - Build a Layered Drum and
Bass Groove and Configure a Submix

Lesson 4: Drum and Bass III : Bassline

• Consonance, Complexity, Intervals, and Emotion


• Drum and Bass Harmony
• Scale
• The A Aeolian Scale
• Scale with Intervals
• Workshop: Under Your Fingers and In Your Ears
• Quiz: Aeolian Mode
• Massive Signal Flow
• Synthesizing a Sub Bass Sound
• Composing Drum and Bass Bass Lines
• Discussion: Share Your Sub Bass
• Assignment 4: Drum and Bass - Complete Your Drum and
Bass Project
Lesson 5: Dub: Automation

• History of Dub
• Discussion: Artists, Resources, and Techniques of Dub
• Creating a Dub Sound in a DAW
• Automating the DAW for that Dub Sound
• Delay Specifics
• DAW Feedback
• Assignment 5: Dub Techniques

Lesson 6: Trance I: Analysis

• History of Trance
• Discussion: Trance Artists
• Trance Tune Analysis ; add additional form analysis
• Comparative Form Analysis Workshop: Trance Survey
• Trance Groove Analysis
• Trance Technical Analysis
• Discussion: Trance Analysis
• Assignment 6: Trance 1 Trance Form Template

Lesson 7: Fill the Time

• Discussion: Trance Survey Results


• Discussion: Trance Resources and Techniques
• Multiple Synced Delays
• Send/Return Signal Flow (Practical)
• Parallel Delays
• Trance Bass Synthesis and Composition
• Discussion: Share your Trance Bass
• Dynamics Processing
• Assignment 7: Trance 2 Development

Lesson 8: Trance III: Lead

• Trance Tune Analysis 2


• Build-Up Techniques
• White Noise Sweep
• Reverse Sounds
• Trance Lead Synthesis
• Share your Trance Lead
• Trance Hook Composition
• Sidechain Compression
• Assignment 8: Trance 3 Complete Your Trance Project

Lesson 9: House I: Diatonic Progressions

• History of House
• Discussion: House Artists
• House Form Analysis
• Workshop: House Survey
• Synthesizing a House Organ
• Chord Progressions
• Building Chords
• Composing a House Progression
• Chords and Diatonic Progressions
• Assignment 9: Create House Progression

Lesson 10: House II: Melody

• Discussion: House Survey Results


• Discussion: Your Favorite House Subgenre
• Composing a Melody
• Composing a Countermelody
• Layering a Melody
• Dutch House Lead
• Assignment 10: Compose and Harmonize a Melody

Lesson 11: House III: House Groove

• House Groove Analysis


• Bass Piano Interaction
• House Piano Rhythm
• Complex House Piano Rhythm
• Broken Chords
• Chords to Percussion
• Alternate Chord to Percussion Techniques
• From Loop to Arrangement
• Piano Voicing Techniques
• Building Grooves with Audio
• Assignment 11: Finish House Piece

Lesson 12: Electro/French House: Making it Loud


• History of Electro/French House
• Discussion: Electro Artists, Resources, and Techniques
• Electro Mix Techniques
• Slap Bass Editing
• Exercise: Make Your Own Slap Line
• Bass Interaction
• Chords Sound Design
• Aeolian and Dorian Scales
• Chords and the Dorian Scale
• Outer Voices
• Non-Scale Tones
• Inversion
• Moving Inner Voices
• Kick Sound Design
• Percussion
• Mastering
• Assignment 12: Electro/French House Remix

COMPOSING AND PRODUCING ELECTRONIC MUSIC 2

Lesson 1: Introduction and Background

• Productive Sound Design


• Advanced Synthesis Terminology
• Your Digital Library
• Hardware
• Harmonic and Inharmonic Sounds

Lesson 2: Techno 1, Percussion

• History of Techno
• Techno Song Analysis
• Dynamic Control of Percussion
• Percussion Synthesis
• Building a Techno Groove
• Sequencing a Techno Groove

Lesson 3: Techno 2, Sampling

• Techno Techniques and Resources


• Resampling Synth Gestures
• Sharing Your Gestures
• Creating a Sampled Instrument
• Creating a Kontakt Instrument

Lesson 4: Techno 3, Evolution

• Techno Form Analysis


• Ambient Textures
• Creating an Acid Bass Line
• Evolution and Automation in Kontakt
• Completing a Techno Piece

Lesson 5: Trip-Hop 1, Loop Recording

• Trip-Hop History
• Trip-Hop Tune Analysis
• Recording and Layering Real Performances
• V to I Progression
• Major and Minor V-I
• Creating a Trip-Hop Groove

Lesson 6: Trip-Hop 2, Minor Key Progressions

• Trip-Hop Techniques and Resources


• Cycle 5
• Exploring Cycle 5
• Strong and Soft Progressions
• Building Your Own Minor Key Progression
• Kontakt Layering
• Synthesizing an Electronic Piano Sound
• Developing a Progression

Lesson 7: Trip-Hop 3, Multiband Processing

• Trip-Hop Tune Analysis


• Lines Through the Progression
• Trip-Hop Bass Composition
• "Vinylizing" a Groove
• Multiband Processing
• Multiband Effects
• Completing Your Trip-Hop Project
Lesson 8: Glitch and Audio Manipulation

• History of Glitch
• Glitch Artists, Resources, and Techniques
• Glitch Tune Analysis
• Creating Glitch Sounds Through Editing
• Catch and Release Sampling
• Glitching an Existing Piece

Lesson 9: Dubstep and Half Time

• History of Dubstep
• Dubstep Tune Analysis
• Dubstep Artists, Resources, and Techniques
• Dubstep Rhythms
• Dubstep Synthesis
• Wobble Bass
• Dubstep Mix
• Creating a Dubstep Etude

Lesson 10: 4-Bus Mix

• Four-Bus Remixing
• Creating Stems
• Creating Your Mix Template
• Template Effects
• The Bottom Bus
• Percussion Bus Processing
• Background Stem EQ
• Setting Levels
• Master Bus Processing

Lesson 11: Performances and Transitions

• NI Traktor
• Ableton Live
• DJ Techniques and Resources
• Mixing Two Tracks

Lesson 12: Mastering

• Level Meters and Loudness


• Comparing Peak Level and Average Level
• Level Conclusions
• Overall Spectrum
• Spectra Conclusions
• Stereo Width
• Track Analysis