Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers: The producers guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid.

The producer’s guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid.

As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this ground-breaking curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve their own music, but have been intimidated by traditional approaches, music notation, and abstract concepts will find this book to be the answer they have been looking for.

From the Author:
“How music theory is usually taught is unfair. It starts with the assumption that you can read music and understand the language of classical music. My book leaves all of that behind – focusing only on the MIDI grid that producers are already familiar with to learn all the key concepts of music theory, and ultimately, make better music.”

This book covers all the fundamentals of music theory, but is written using the language of the DJ and Producer – the MIDI Grid. It includes “analysis” projects that look at the harmonic and melodic ideas in songs by popular producers including Zedd, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, Moby, Skrillex, and Aphex Twin.

Praise for Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers:

“Aspiring electronic musicians have choices to make when it concerns their own education and training. This text makes one choice much easier: start here and get learning, quickly. Grounded and easygoing, the book uses real-world examples to help you make sense of music’s inner worksings while steering clear of dense theories.”
– Michael J. Ethen, PhD

“This book knocks the oftentimes alienating world of music theory completely onto it’s side. Difficult to explain concepts are perfectly demonstrated for the aspiring electronic music producer who might have no formal music training. A must have for all aspiring producers.”
– James Patrick (DJ, Producer, Educator)
Slam Academy, Dubspot, IPR, Ableton Certified Trainer

“With Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers, Dr. Allen has produced a remarkable resource: an extensive tour of musical theory that leverages some of our favorite modern tools – the virtual studio and it’s piano roll note display. By introducing us to the “why” as well as the “what” of music theory, this book helps us to understand what makes music tick and how to improve our own work. In addition to offering a sound theoretical foundation, the deep dives into analyzing tracks by Skrillex, Aphex Twin, and Deadmau5 keeps our attention focused on real-world production. MTEMP will definitely go on the top of my recommendation list for anyone that needs a fresh view of musical concepts.”
– Darwin Grosse
Director of Education, Cycling ’74

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Cuisinart CHM-3 Electronic Hand Mixer 3-Speed, White DISCONTINUED BY MANUFACTURER

The Cuisinart PowerSelect 3-Speed Hand Mixer offers 220 Watts of power and enough speed settings to mix just about anything that needs mixing.

Product Features

  • 220 Watts of Power with automatic feedback cuts through cold sticks of butter
  • Easy to use speed control and beater eject button
  • Exclusive swivel cord for right handed or left-handed use
  • Extra long self cleaning beaters with no center posts
  • Now available in red and white

Joyin Toy Gigantic Piano Fun Colorful Dancing Mat 71″-24 Keys Kids Electronic Keyboard Music Playmat Toy

SUPER VALUE. 71″ Gigantic 24 Touch Sensitive Keys Piano Fun Electronic Keyboard Music Dance Mat.

Dancing Mat Comes with 8 Musical Instruments: Saxophone, Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet, Banjo, Xylophone, Guitar. 4 Modes: Record, Playback, Demo, Play. Adjustable Volume, Automatic “Power Off” System.

IDEAL For Kids Practice Solo Dancing Skills or Dance with Friends and Family. Perfect Toy for Holidays, Birthday Parties, Family Together Activity.

Made of High Quality, Durable Super Strong Vinyl Colorful Mat. Infinitely Fun. Portable, 4 AA Batteries Needed (Not Included).

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE- “Contact Seller” and we will refund you or ship you a replacement if the one you received fail to work in 90 days.

Product Features

  • SUPER VALUE. 71″ Gigantic 24 Touch Sensitive Keys Piano Fun Electronic Keyboard Music Dance Mat.
  • Dancing Mat Comes with 8 Musical Instruments: Saxophone, Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet, Banjo, Xylophone, Guitar. 4 Modes: Record, Playback, Demo, Play. Adjustable Volume, Automatic “Power Off” System.
  • IDEAL For Kids Practice Solo Dancing Skills or Dance with Friends and Family. Perfect Toy for Holidays, Birthday Parties, Family Together Activity.
  • Made of High Quality, Durable Super Strong Vinyl Colorful Mat. Infinitely Fun. Portable, 4 AA Batteries Needed (Not Included).
  • MONEY BACK GUARANTEE- “Contact Seller” and we will refund you or ship you a replacement if the one you received fail to work in 90 days.

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Best Choice Products 61 Key Music Electronic Keyboard Piano With X Stand LCD Display Screen

Learning the piano has never been easier! This 61-key electronic keyboard set comes with everything you need right out of the box, including an adjustable X-style stand and music note stand. With multiple learning modes, a recorder/playback function, and a rhythm programmer, get ready to play your way! SPECIFICATIONS: Keyboard Dimensions: 37.2”(L) x 4“(W) x 14.5“(H); Stand: 37.2”(L) x 4”(W) x 12” to 38”(H); Foldable Stand Adjusts from 12” to 38” (H) with 7 Quick-Lock Positions; Weight: 14.3 lbs.; Color: Silver, Black; Material: Plastic; Number of Keys: 61 100 Timbres/100 Rhythms; 8 Percussions Tempo/Volume Control; Single Finger/Finger Chord/Chord; Timbre Sync/Fill-in/Metronome; Rhythm Programming Function; Record & Playback; Sustain/Vibrato/Tune/Transpose; Split Keyboard; One-Key/Follow/Ensemble; 10 Demo Songs; Output: L/R Speakers, Headphone Jack; Power Supply: DC 12V, 500mA (AC Adapter Wall Plug); Some assembly required (with instructions)

Product Features

  • This 61-key keyboard is ready to go right out of the box, with an included X-style stand and music note stand
  • Play your way and change your settings with an LCD display and an intuitive control panel
  • The keyboard includes a keyboard split feature and teaching modes for one-key, follow, and ensemble, as well as other options such as a built-in metronome, recorder, and rhythm programmer
  • A lightweight and adjustable folding X-style keyboard stand with rubber feet and grips completes this set, with the ability to fit 49, 61, and 88-key keyboards
  • Keyboard Dimensions: 37.2″(L) x 4″(W) x 14.5″(H); Stand: 37.2″(L) x 4″(W) x 12″ to 38″(H)

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GreenPro 61 Key Portable Electronic Piano Keyboard LED Display with Adjustable Stand and Music Notes Holder

The Greenpro 61-key keyboard includes an adjustable stand and power line adapter. in addition, the keyboard set comes with 30 free Piano Maestro songs to be downloaded on your iPhone or iPad that will help aspiring musicians to learn and practice sight reading, rhythm, technique, two-handed playing, and much more (instructions and song list below). This intuitive keyboard comes with a power supply for use at home, but can also be powered by 6 x 1.5V Size D batteries so you can take it on stage or on the road. The keyboard has a LCD display screen, and provides instructions for beginners, telling them which keys to press or chords to play while trying demo songs, making it the perfect keyboard for budding musicians. Although the keyboard is compact, the keys themselves are full size. The sturdy and portable keyboard stand is a great way to ensure the keyboard’s stability, and is very easy to fold up and take on the road. The adjustable stool is a comfortable choice for pianists of all ages. The included over-ear headphones enable pianists to play without disturbing anyone around them. And when a concert is called for, the keyboard has built-in speakers that will fill the room with rich, resonant sound. The keyboard also has a wealth of preloaded sound options, including 50 demo songs, 100 rhythms and 100 sounds. The keyboard set comes with everything a pianist needs, and is an ideal gift for beginners and advanced musicians alike.

Product Features

  • Electronic keyboard with 61 full sized keys and LED display screen with lots of sounds and features.
  • Set includes an adjustable stand made of heavy duty steel construction and a music note rest.
  • Features 3 teaching mode, 60 demos, 300 rhythms, 300 timbres and full record and playback options.
  • Connects to microphone, headphone, and power line also has a USB port.
  • Powered with plugin adapter (included) or 6 D sized batteries (not included).

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Pyle Mini USB MIDI Controller Board – Portable Workstation Equipment w/ 9 Faders, Knobs, & DJ Transport Buttons – Control DAW Software Kit for Laptop Electronic Music Recording Production – PMIDIPD30

Pyle’s PMIDIPD30 is a great addition to any musician’s home studio!
Just plug in via USB and get full control over any parameter or your favorite DAW.
Universal compatibility – will work with ALL Digital Audio Work Stations that allow MIDI mapping.
Free Mad and PC software available on our website allows advanced edits to preset banks and controls of all the MIDI funcitons.

The PMIDIPD30 has nine MIDI control groups.
-Knob: These knobs transmit control change messages.
-Slider: These sliders transmit control change messages.
-Button: These buttons transmit control change messages or note.

Compact Digital Control Pad
USB Audio MIDI Interface Mixing System
Quick Plug-and-Play Setup
Simple & Hassle-Free Operation
(9) Zone Audio Controls: Sliders + Knobs + Buttons
Assignable Button Controls & Transport Ability
Programmable Memory Banks
Master Volume Control Slider
LED Backlight Illumination
Front Panel Button Controls
Works with Mac & PC
Used for DJ Sound Mixing, Music Editing, Digital Audio Processing

What’s in the Box:
MIDI Controller System
USB Power Cable
Audio Editing Software

Technical Specs:
USB Interface: 2.0 USB Mini B
Key Behavior: Momentary/Toggle
Powered via USB Bus, No Additional Power Source Necessary
Dimensions (L x W x H): 13.6’’ x 3.9’’ x 0.8’’ -inches
Sold as: 1
Weight: 1.32 lbs

Product Features

  • SIMPLE MIDI MAPPING: 9 knobs, 9 sliders, 11 assignable buttons and 6 DJ Transport Buttons, 1 X/Y fader slider and can be MIDI mapped to control CC or program change messages to any parameter or function to record in your favorite DAW.
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: A single cable connects the mini controller kit to the USB port of any Mac or PC laptop computer or desktop PC. No extra power adapter necessary! Works with all professional Digital Audio Workstation software like Logic, Ableton Live, Pro tools or GarageBand.
  • PERFECT FOR ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS: Compact board surface features LED light transport control allowing you to quickly play, rewind, fast forward, loop, stop and record all without hunting for settings in your DAW. Master your music by ear – adjust volume and mix virtual sound parameters more fluidly from the 9 sliders and rotary knobs.
  • 4 PRESET BANKS: Change the portable production hardware preset bank directly from the controller and switch to entirely different mapping scheme. Mixing system package allows you to quickly change instruments during live performance. Great desk equipment accessories for any recording studio musical station!
  • INCLUDES MIDI EDITOR SOFTWARE: Download and install the programmable software to your Windows or Mac and make advanced edits to the global midi channel, switch between toggle and switch mode, or change CC value for both on and off.

Plixio 61 Key Electronic Keyboard Piano with LED Display, Stereo & USB Input- Portable Music Keyboard

61 Key Electronic Keyboard Piano with LED Display

It is agreed that most people who are learning to play the piano learn best on a 61-key keyboard. With Plixio’s digital electronic keyboard piano, you can master the basics and learn to quickly identify notes and key placement with the help of the build in LCD display.

  • The perfect instrument for a beginning or intermediate player
  • Includes a free sheet music stand
  • USB port included on device for uploading MP3 files to the piano
  • Comes with a built-in speaker/stereo system
  • Light enough to be portable. Easy for kids to take to music lessons or school

Plixio’s 61 Key Electronic Keyboard includes:

  • 60 Demo Songs
  • 200 Tones
  • 200 Rhythms
  • Percussion
  • Sync and Fill-in functions
  • Includes Transpose
  • Record/Program Functionality
  • Chord and other Sound Effects
  • Volume and Tempo control
  • Includes an LED Digital Display
  • Keyboard split functionality
  • MP3 Play

Some of the Tones included are:

Piano, Cello, Organ, Banjo, Harp, Organ, Bell, Jazz Guitar, Violin, Strong1, Guitar, Trumpet, Tuba, Base, Saxophone, Flute, Banjo, Oboe, and Horn.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We guarantee you’ll have endless amounts of fun with your new instrument or your money back! Comes with full one-year warranty.

Product Features

  • Lightweight and easily portable, this 61-key keyboard is perfect for beginning and intermediate players.
  • Features an LED display to allow users to quickly identify which keys they are pressing and hearing. This piano keyboard also comes with a USB port on the back of the unit that was designed for MP3 and music files to be played through the built-in, two-way speaker system.
  • The music keyboard’s performance can be optimized by using the included power adapter or 6 AA batteries for on-the-go play.
  • Each electric keyboard includes 200 rhythms, 60 demo songs, 200 tones, percussion, transpose and other sound effects. This piano also comes with tempo control and record functions.
  • Includes a music note sheet music stand that attaches to the top of piano. Each unit also comes with a full one-year warranty.

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Hamzer 61-Key Digital Music Piano Keyboard – Portable Electronic Musical Instrument – with Stand, Stool, Headphones & Microphone

Combining premium, professional-grade features with a user-friendly design, this electronic music keyboard with stand offers endless versatility to develop and sharpen your skills, or just enjoy hours of pure entertainment with friends and family.

Learn to play songs quickly with single and fingered chords, along with an auto-bass function. Built-in recorder with playback assists with improving playing skills, vocals, and technique. Compact enough for travel but with standard-size keys that boast impactful sound, this multi-function keyboard piano provides an enjoyable musical experience that will engage both beginners and intermediate players.

Measurements: 33-1/2″ (wide) x 13″ (deep) x 4″ (high). Standard keys: 61. Color: Black. Weight: 7 pounds. Includes: Keyboard, Stand, Stool, Headphones, Microphone, US-standard 110 -120 volt power adapter, and owner’s manual. Tablet NOT included.

Hamzer is known for its professional-quality musical instruments and deluxe keyboards that offer an exceptional range of features.

Product Features

  • FLAWLESS, AUTHENTIC RANGE OF SOUND: Built-in speakers offer tremendous sound, complete with 255 Timbres, 255 rhythms, 61 keyboard percussions, and 24 demonstration songs. Stereo outputs and a headphone jack can be used to listen through external speakers or with the included headphones.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNING SYSTEM: Designed for beginner to intermediate-level use, this multi-function keyboard piano features 61 standard-size keys, providing a traditional piano or organ feel for versatile learning and an exciting acoustic experience. With advanced sound options and an LCD display for easy settings control, keyboard comes with a detachable stand to hold sheet music.
  • DELUXE EFFECTS & FEATURES: Ideally suited to master finger control, this portable piano keyboard allows for play of single-fingered and fingered auto-bass chords, with the capacity to select chord timbre, program/edit rhythm, as well as utilize effects such as vibrato, sustain, & ensemble. Additional features include rhythm sync and fill-in, tempo adjustment, accompanying volume, and a master volume control.
  • RECORD & PLAYBACK, with MICROPHONE & HEADPHONES: Belt out in song or discreetly practice on headphones, along with the option to record and playback for improved performance. Includes microphone with a 4′ cord, audio input, output, and headphones.
  • EASY SET-UP with STAND and STOOL: Ready-to-use right out of the box, just power with 6 AA batteries (not included) and take this compact, lightweight musical keyboard on the road or to lessons, or plug the US-standard 110 -120 volt power adapter into the wall for extended play sessions. A sturdy metal keyboard stand is included with screws to fasten keyboard to the stand.

Instant Read Digital Thermometer, Cooking Food Thermometer for Kitchen & Outdoor, With a Luminous Electronic LCD Screen and Foldable Probe & Calibration Functions, by You and Me Red

Wow!Newest Waterproof Instant Read Thermometer by You and Me will help you become a real guru in the cooking world. There are the following features:

1. Measuring Range: -58℉ ~ 572℉ (-50℃~ 300℃)
2. High Accuracy: ±1℃ (± 2℉)
3. Measurement accuracy: ±1℃ ±2℉) at -20℃ -150℃ (-4℉-302℉) and ±2℃ (±4℃) at 150℃ -200℃ (302℉-392℉), over 2℃ (4℉) at the other ranges.
4.Ultra-fast Response time: 2-4 seconds
5.Display Resolution: 0.1℃
6. Selectable Fahrenheit/Centigrade (℉/℃) , switchable using a push button
7.Can Be Calibrated At 0℃
8.Auto-Off: The unit will automatically turn off after 10 minutes if no other buttons are pressed keep battery life. Auto shut off button when closing the probe.
9.Inside Magnet and Apply the heat chart On Backside
10.LED Night Function


Shell Material: Eco-friendly ABS plastic, Flame retardant, high temperature resistant
Probe Material: food grade safety 304 stainless steel
Probe Diameter: 3.5 mm
Probe tip diameter: 1.7 mm
Probe Length: 120 mm /4.7 inches long
Product Dimensions: 15.2 * 3.6 * 1.5cm
Product Weight: 85g/pcs
*****The meat thermometer can easily be slipped into your pocket. Very Convenient to carry out.

Package Content

1 X Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer
1 x User Manual
1 x 3V CR2032 Lithium Cell (included)


Wash the metal probe in soap water.
Clean thermometer by hand or using water.
Do not touch hot probe with bare hands.
Do not completely immerse in water for minutes.
Do not leave the thermometer in the oven while cooking.
Sterilise the Instant read thermometer’s probe by inserting it into a boiling water for several minutes.

Product Features

  • ❤SUPREME FAST & ULTRA PRECISE ❤ Instant read thermometer measures temperature in 2-4 seconds, and with an accuracy of +/-1 degrees with a wide range of -58℉ -572℉. With an easy to read electronic LCD display and high precision temperature sensor. Instant read digital meat cooking thermometer makes your food and liquid temperature readings instantly with ultra accuracy.
  • ❤IP67 WATERPROOF & PERFECT DESIGN❤ The perfect wave and unique comfortable hand touch design make you feel hold the digital thermometer like a hand-held pen as comfortable as ever. The waterproof level highs up to IP67. The back of the product can withstand splash water. If the item has an accidental fall into the water, it can also come up with a normal work.
  • ❤INTERNAL MAGNET & LCD BACKLIT LIGHT❤ Enabling Vertical attachment to the refrigerator or other elements which consist a magnet using an internal magnet. The cooking thermometer has a Large Bright LCD with Backlit light, no matter on the daylight or moonlight offers a soft reading background at home or outdoor.
  • ❤SECURE & DURABLE❤ Instant read thermometer’s body made of strong ABS plastic, the long folding probe made of safe food grade stainless steel and has an antibacterial coating to prevent bacteria. The digital meat thermometer has passed the FDA and EU Food Contact Material Test. With firm, shell makes it reliable and long lifespan with a durable battery.
  • ❤PROFESSIONAL FEATURES & AUTO ON/OFF❤ The cooking thermometer with a manual Re-calibration function, Min & Max Record memory function. Internal collapsible folding tapered enough long probe with AUTO ON/OFF, it will save you the time press a switch. It can help you to measure any food you are cooking safely- beef, chicken, pork, lamb, turkey, fish etc.

Lightahead 32-key Electronic Organ Keyboard Piano Portable Multi-function Kids Children Educational Toy – Yellow

Lightahead The 32 key Electronic Organ is an educational and interactive musical instrument. Through playing you learn to recognise 8 Instrument Sounds, 8 Rhythms, 22 prerecorded Melodies, 4 Percussion and 4 Sambha sounds. Kids can make beautiful music, Moveable free mic amplifies child’s voice because anything worth saying is worth saying louder, and With many sound Adjust key, each key has a different music. The function list includes 32 key electronic keyboard, 22-Demonstration songs, 8 Rhythms, 8 Tones, 4 Kinds of percussion sound, 4 Samba sounds, Tempo control, Volume Control, Record & Playback function, Sustain & Vibrato function, One key one note & Learn function, Chord control function, External free Microphone, Automotive sleep function. Material:PS ; Battery 1.5V*4 AA (not included). Makes a perfect gift to your child. Available in Pink,Blue,Black,White and Yellow colors

Product Features

  • 32-KEY DESIGN-with different functions, fine workmanship, high quality sound
  • Through playing you learn to recognise 8 Instrument Sounds, 8 Rhythms, 22 prerecorded Melodies, 4 Percussion and 4 Sambha sounds.
  • Learning tool for your child, helps develop musicality in early age, learn keyboard in fun environment.
  • Moveable free mic amplifies child’s voice because anything worth saying is worth saying louder, and With many sound Adjust key, each key has a different music.
  • POWERED BY:4 AA batteries (not included) ; Material:PS