Ready to take your productions to the next level? Develop the music theory essentials that turn basic tracks into great songs: key, chord progression, basslines, melody, voice leading and arranging. Develop your self-expression as a lyricist through topic, theme and rhyme. Plus, recap and hone essential MIDI editing, rhythmic and structural skills.
By the end of this course:
Graduate with up to three songs in verse/chorus form demonstrating a clear lyrical message and competent musical elements, accompanied by production notes on the topic, key, chord progressions and rhyme scheme.
Throughout this course:
Deep dive into the following areas of Songwriting & Structure, as meticulously planned by our expert industry professional curriculum designers:
- Key Signatures
- Time Signatures
- Melody & Accompaniment
- Complete Rhythms
- Advanced Rhythms
- Song Sections
- Song Form
- Chords in a Major Key
- Chords in a Minor Key
- Chord Progressions
- Song Themes
- Intro to Lyrics
- Rhyming Schemes
- Melody & Voice Leading
This course forms part of Digital Media Academy’s Tech Accelerator program, our year-round, online, sequential learning journey for 13-18-year-olds. Tech Accelerators fuse expert instruction with real-world partnerships to get you university- and industry-ready. Over 8 Levels, you’ll curate a portfolio of Real-world Client Briefs from our leading tech and creative partners, attend Industry Masterclasses, get one-to-one Pro Mentor support and build a Career Network. Tech Accelerators: Fuel your 21st-century career.
- Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
- Built-in or external microphone
- Built-in or external speakers or headphones
- Google Chrome browser
- Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)
Join us on the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia for an immersive on-campus learning experience. Outside of your course-specific lesson times, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and gain a better understanding of life after high school.