Course: Arrangements & Structure

Arrangements & Structure

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

In the Arrangements & Structure course you will learn how to transform a basic loop into a standard song structure with into, verses, build-ups, chorus and bridge sections. It includes: Song Structure, Reference Tracks, Arrangement Organization, Drafting, Transitions, Gain Structure, Effects, Processing, Automation and more.

Whether you want to produce electronic music or record live instruments, our program covers all of the fundamental knowledge needed to start your career in music production. Our courses are taught using Ableton Live with easy to understand examples and you are not expected to have any previous music or audio engineering experience to take them. Learn at your own pace with lifetime access to the courses and all future updates.

Who is the target audience?

  • Music production beginners looking to learn how to transform a basic loop into a standard song structure
  • Amateur and semi-professional producers looking for an affordable in-depth practical course
Basic knowledge
  • Mac or PC computer with a web browser and broadband Internet access
  • Any DAW like Ableton, Logic, Protools, SoundBridge, etc.
  • MIDI controller keyboard and/or padboard (optional)
  • No previous experience required
What you will learn
  • Song Structure
  • Reference Tracks
  • Arrangement Organization
  • First Draft
  • Transitions
  • Gain Structure
  • FX & Processing
  • Automation
Number of Lectures: 40
Total Duration: 06:09:49
Song Structure
  • Level Overview  
  • Intro  
  • Verse  
  • Chorus  
  • Bridge  
  • Outro  
Reference Tracks
  • Reference Tracks - Level Overview  
  • Reference Structure  
  • Reference Sound  
  • Reference Arrangement  
Arrangement Organization
  • Arrangement Organization - Level Overview  
  • Naming, Color & Order  
  • Grouping  
  • Markers  
  • Purpose Specific Structures  
First Draft
  • First Draft - Level Overview  
  • Deconstructing a Sketch  
  • Structure Skeleton  
  • Tension Dynamics  
  • Filling the Spectrum  
  • Objective Musical Appreciation  
  • Transition - Level Overview  
  • Cohesive Progression  
  • Energy Management  
  • Transitional Accents  
Gain Structure
  • Gain Structure - Level Overview  
  • Headroom  
  • Loudness  
  • Leveling & Panning  
FX & Processing
  • FX & Processing - Level Overview  
  • Sound Design FX  
  • Phase, Cancellation and Addition  
  • Channel Processing  
  • Bus Processing  
  • Automation - Level Overview  
  • Synth Parameters  
  • Levels  
  • Filters  
  • Panning  
  • Progression & Transitions  
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