Last year, October 2016, I launched a new course called EDM Foundations.
I had no idea what to expect. Would it be helpful? Would students actually benefit from it?
After all, the course concept was unique: action-oriented without a ton of theory (like many other online courses). Maybe it was too fast-paced for people?
But then the emails and comments flowed in…
And this one (my favorite)…
Why EDM Foundations?
Making music isn’t easy.
I remember several years ago when I first started making music. I had no idea what to do. I got there in the end, but it took way more time than it needed to.
Unfortunately, nothing has changed. Today, new producers have the same problems:
- The “good” music production schools are too expensive and in specific locations (not everyone can afford to move to L.A. to visit a school like Icon Collective).
- A lot of online courses are boring and convoluted. You’ll still learn something, but it won’t be fun.
- YouTube tutorials are great, but lack structure. They don’t give you assignments. They don’t offer accountability (like a production school might).
But perhaps the biggest problem is that most educational resources for beginners do not place enough emphasis on practice and skill development.
In other words, they teach you the theory—which is important—but they don’t show you how to put it into practice. They don’t encourage action.
Now, head knowledge—theory—is important. But if it’s all you have, then there’s a problem. Your priority as a producer—as an artist—is developing your skills and completing projects. That is how you become a great artist.
This problem is what led me to create EDM Foundations. There wasn’t a good starting resource out there that was affordable, simple, and encouraged action through exercises.
EDM Foundations is centered around the above goal: developing your skills and completing projects.
By the end of the 4 weeks (or longer—you have lifetime access if you buy the course, and can go through it at your own pace), you’ll have gained a solid grounding in skills such as idea generation, composition & arrangement, instrumentation, sound design, mixing, and workflow. On top of that, you’ll have finished 4 full projects, including one original.
Having finished the course, you’ll have the necessary framework and foundations to go on and finish even more projects, as well as further develop your skills.
How can you enroll in the course?
Visit this page, read through to make sure it’s the right course for you, and then scroll down the bottom to enroll.
Enrollment will close at 11AM EST on the 20th of Jan, so don’t be late!