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
Musicologist


“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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Broadway Baby: The Sound of Music, Do Re Mi: Based on the song by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Soar into musicals with The Sound of Music‘s classic song Do Re Mi. Each page is filled with lovely illustrations and lyrics to sing along with!

Introduce the splendor of Broadway music to your children with the Broadway Baby series! Now you can share and enjoy Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music with your children in this gorgeously illustrated book.

The first title in the series, Broadway Baby: The Sound of Music, Do Re Mi pairs the famous lyrics with beautiful and sweet illustrations that help bring the classic songs to life. Children will find it super easy to read — or sing — along to this classic Broadway hit.

This edition of the classic Broadway musical is a perfect addition to any child’s bookshelf. Doubly so when that bookshelf is in a warm home that’s always full of the beautiful sounds of music.

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The Great American Songbook – The Composers: Music and Lyrics for Over 100 Standards from the Golden Age of American Song

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). From Berlin to Gershwin to Carmichael to Cahn, this folio features a comprehensive collection of standards from the greatest American composers, along with photos and bios of these masters of song. Includes beloved standards such as: Ain’t Misbehavin’ * All the Way * Blue Skies * Cheek to Cheek * Come Fly with Me * Don’t Get Around Much Anymore * A Fine Romance * Georgia on My Mind * Honeysuckle Rose * I’ve Got You Under My Skin * It Could Happen to You * Mona Lisa * Mood Indigo * Moon River * My Funny Valentine * Satin Doll * Stella by Starlight * Take the “A” Train * Time After Time * You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To * and dozens more.

Product Features

  • Softcover
  • 320 pages
  • Size: 12″ x 9″
  • Composer: Various
  • ISBN: 1423419545

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Song Writing Journals For Kids: Colorful Lined/Ruled Paper And Staff, Manuscript Paper For Notes, Lyrics And Music. For Musicians, Students, Songwriting. Book Notebook Journal 100 Pages 8.5×11

Compose Music and Write notes and lyrics! Check out our range of Lined and Staff Paper.

  • 100 pages of Lined and Staff Paper
  • Left Pages are lined and are suitable for notes, lyrics, and ideas
  • Right Pages are Staff/Manuscript paper for composing

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Song Writer’s Composing Template for Music Notes & Symbols with Staff Paper

This newly designed, award-winning plastic 4″ X 9″ template contains all the popular music notes, notations and symbols to help produce dramatically neat written music. Simply overlay the template on the staff paper and use a sharp pencil or acceptable pen to trace around the cutout of each desired symbol. It even comes with a matching 50 sheet tablet of 10 staff paper. Additional tablets are sold here separately. And it’s made in the USA!

Product Features

  • Template helps you write music notes and symbols
  • Make your song writing neat and professional looking
  • Use any type of sharp pencil or fine-tip pen
  • Great for song writers, music students, music teachers, and composers.
  • Comes with a matching 50 page tablet.