Who is this for?
This course is designed for those who want to:

  • don't have enough time to spend years in music college, learning an instrument
  • not only rely on their ears, but also understand the guiding principles of music theory
  • write memorable melodies, catchy hooks and emotional harmonies
  • properly form different chords and inversions, work around different keys and modulations
  • learn all the necessary basics of music theory adapted for the modern electronic producers
5 individual video sessions with screen capture and homework, 60 minutes each.

Full price - 150$
You can also pay in 2 tranches - 75$ on your 1st session, 75$ on your 3rd session
Individual sessions apart from the course - 40$
How it works
Basic Music Theory can take up to 2 weeks or 30 days to complete, depending on the timetable established with a student. It includes 5 individual online video sessions (60 minutes each), as well as practical assignments which usually take up 2-5 hours to complete. All of our sessions are recorded with screen capture software and provided for student's private use, in order to further establish the concepts and practical technics reviewed in the course.


All of the sessions will be held in the DAW of your choice: Ableton, Logic, FL Studio, Cubase, Bitwig, Studio One. If you are just starting out we will help you choose your first DAW on our free 30 minutes interview call.
Black keys can't hurt you
Learning the notes and the logic behind them. Sharps and flats, half-steps and whole-steps. What is a tonic? How to find and form a key? Understanding major and minor.
Monophonic sound
One note is enough
What is a melody? Importance of rhythmic accents, repetition and form. Analysing famous works. Melodic intervals: their names, character and function.
Polyphonic sound
Three is a crowd
What is a harmony? Harmonic intervals: their names, character and function. Consonance and dissonance. Types of chords, inversions and ways to form them. Basics of voice-leading.
Chord progressions
From A to B
Functional harmony: relations and functions of chords. Typical chord patterns and substitutions. Ways of enriching harmony. Parallel and relative keys. Exotic modulations.
makes perfect
Ways to combine melody and harmony. Understanding the Circle of Fifths/Fourths. MIDI editors, helpful VST plugins and tools inside your DAW.
*flexible curriculum
Since all of our courses are 1-on-1 meetings, we always try to tailor these lessons to your experience and needs. If some part of the course is already familiar to you— we are willling to substitute them with more advanced concepts from another course.
All of our online lessons are held through a free conference app, which reliably meets our requirements for the superior audio quality and stable connection.
30 minutes, free of charge
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Meet your instructors

Professional sound engineer, co-founder of the boutique sound design studio Binary Sound. Produces trailers and cinematic music for the leading Hollywood music labels: Really Slow Motion and BMG. Likes everything «Star Wars» and working on the SSL mixing desks.
Cinematic, Pop (Ableton Live, Cubase, Reaper, Logic Pro X, Bitwig)
Resident of the well-known electronic music labels: Armadа, Anjunadeep, Vandit, Monstercat. His tracks often get featured around the world by the biggest names in the industry (Above&Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyke). Likes the heavy London fog and Moog synthesizers.
Progressive House, EDM (Studio One)

What are the benefits?

You will have a strong foundation and skills required to succeed in the following roles:
Musical artists and DJs are popular around the world and able to generate good passive income. Especially those who treat their craft seriously.
Video games, advertising, motion pictures and mobile apps are immensely big markets, which are always on the lookout for new and original content.
Sound design for film, apps and video games
Your very own musical project
Absolute majority of musicians do not have the time or skill to properly mix and master their music, so that is where you come in.
Sound engineering, recording, mixing and mastering
On our individual courses you can get valuable first-hand information on how to open your own music label, booking-agency or a production business.
If organising parties, concerts and festivals to rival the likes of Burning Man is your true calling — we will be happy to guide you on this lucrative and exciting career path.
Event management
Music business & management
FAQ: Basic Music Theory


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We accept projects made in one of these DAWs:
Ableton, FL Studio, Bitwig, Logic Pro, Studio One, Cubase.
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