Have you been struggling to make progress with all the melodies and lyrics that have been sitting idle for months? Do you constantly compose and write songs but never seem to be satisfied with the end result? Do you often hit a dead end with regards to creativity and/or the technical side of composing? Look no further!
We have put together a structured and immersive 4-hour workshop that will help you express your musicality with ease.
Take your rough ideas and convert them into finished songs by learning all the essential tools and techniques used by the pros.
Course content -
1. MUSIC THEORY
- Fundamentals of pitch
- Scales and chords
- Rhythm: Time signatures and syncopation
2. INSPIRATION AND VARIOUS WAYS TO START
- Song/album themes
- Riffs and motifs
- Topics from real life and other art forms
3. APPLICATION OF THEORY TO COMPOSITION
- Developing riffs and motifs (from sub-topic #2)
4. ASPECTS OF ARRANGING
- Heavy sections
- Shifting octaves
- Fleshing out implied chords
- Colouring different verses and choruses
5. LEARNING FROM OTHER SONGS
- Disguising familiar chord progressions
- Applying unusual chord progressions
- Simple polymeter: 4 against 3
- Rhyming dictionaries
- Turnaround phrases
- Double meanings
7. Tools of the trade: an overview
- Audio Interfaces
- Soft amps
- Soft synths
- Guitar Pro
- Drum programming
- Virtual bass
8. Music release services and formats
- Streaming services
- CD vs MP3 vs WAV vs FLAC
Vats Iyengar is the composer and lyricist for the band Rainburn. Their debut EP was among Classic Rock Magazine's top 5 Prog Albums of 2015. Their debut full-length album 'Insignify' was among Rolling Stone's Top 10 Indian Albums of 2018.
Quoting Prog Magazine -"India's leading outfit on a scene that didn't exist when they started. Rainburn should be praised for shining a light on progressive music."
Vats has also been teaching music - guitars and vocals for over 10 years now. He is currently the guitar mentor/specialist at Octavium.
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