Old Chapel, 1 Crossland Court, Czar Street, Leeds LS11 9PR
0113 244 2773

Course: Virtual Introduction to Electronic Music Production (Ableton Live)
Tutor: Dan de Lissandri
Venue: Online
Dates: 20/04/2021 – 29/06/2021
Day: Tuesday
Times: 4.45 – 6.45pm
Sessions: 10
Full cost: £64.00/ FREE if you’re in receipt of any means tested benefits

Course link (to enrol):

Music Making: CLOTHCAT: An Introduction to Electronic Music Production and Ableton (C3679284) (wea.org.uk)


Course Description:
Would you like to learn how to make original music on professional music production software? On this Electronic Music Production Course, participants will learn how to produce music using Ableton Live professional software and they will have access to a huge selection of sounds, samples and software to produce high quality pieces of music. You will learn how to import audio files and loops, programme MIDI instruments and drums, use Audio and MIDI FX, understand basic music theory and create an original piece of music. You can share your ideas and productions with others attending the course with the opportunity to collaborate to make music with others. No prior music education is required although a passion for music definitely helps. If you like rock, dance, classical, jazz or other styles of music then this course is for you.

Course Aims:
To engage learners & develop creative and musical skills with an understanding of the key elements to music tracks and works. Develop learners’ skills to a level where they can make original music confidently using Ableton Live software.

Course Content:
The initial sessions will cover how to use the software to produce music. This will start with producing a backing/rhythm track using virtual instruments and samples, then moving on to adding harmonic and melodic elements to the production. The sessions will also cover adding effects to the parts to enhance the production.

The sessions will also breakdown how current releases have been produced using software, which we will breakdown in demonstrations in class.

The course will cover how to use the software in a variety of different ways; one such way will be to use Ableton as a DJ tool. The learners will develop their own skills to enable them to create their own DJ sets within the software.

Course Feedback:
Feedback will be given throughout the course using one-to-one tutorials and observations to highlight how the learner is progressing.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1.Create and recognise how to use Audio and MIDI tracks, Scenes and MIDI Clips.
2.Create and edit Warp Markers.
3.Access and utilise the browser functions within Live.
4.Identify and recognise how to use basic editing functions (e.g. move, copy, paste, cut, consolidate etc.) within the arrangement view.

Interested?  Ring Shelly on 0113 2442773 or email enquiries@clothcatleeds.org.uk to reserve your place.