This class was made possible by through funding by the Beaverton Education Foundation with a 1:1 sponsorship by First Tech Credit Union.
Digital Music Production
October 16th, 2019
A course designed to explore the ins and outs of Ableton Live. Walking students through sketches and experimentation, class will follow the steps involved to producing electronic music in any style. Beginning with familiarizing students with the tools that Ableton has to offer, they will then develop their ideas into full-length songs. After being exposed to a variety of approaches, students will have the freedom to focus on any specific musical direction and further develop their skills on their own. Final project is an optional live concert for BHS students.
We provide the equipment & tech
No music instrument experience necessary
Instructor: Aaron Grimes
Location: Beaverton High School, Room 227
Time & Date: Thursdays & Fridays, during TAT
Price: Free for BHS Students (w/ fundraising)
$10 USB available with sound packs
Bring your own headphones
List of Class and Topics:
Class 1: Intro, layout, clips and drums
Class 2: Recording audio, audio clips, warping and looping.
Class 3: Automation, composing, arrangement view.
Class 4: Midi clips, drum patterns, filling the space in a track
Class 5: Using simpler, creating melodies, using effects
Class 6: Drum rack, importing samples, creating rhythm
Class 7: Drum processing, and creating a bass line
Class 8: Writing melodies, scales, lead processing
Class 9: Chords, arpeggiators and using different sounds
Class 10: Live recording, processing your recording
Class 11: Composition and arrangement
Class 12: Finalizing a track and exporting to audio