Keyboard for Beatmakers 1
BEATMAKERS! This is a total GAME CHANGER. If you have avoided playing keyboard because just did not understand it and could never play anything musical, this is your jumpstart.
Learn how to add musical elements when making beats. In minutes you will be playing chords, basslines and melodies. Watch as Ken Lewis breaks down a lot of the mysterious functions and parameters found in soft synths and DAW’s. Become the Beast of the Beats when you have the ability to add music that works with your tracks.
Ken has a strong music background, but is a mediocre piano player, at best, yet, he has played piano on songs for John Legend, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Drake, Future, Ciara, and many others.
This tutorial covers:
- Playing chords and chord progressions easily
- Finding basslines
- Learning the key of the song
- Adding melodies and how to find the right notes
- Layering sounds
- Transposing octaves
- Transposing keys
- Differences between Mono and Stereo synth patches
- Glide Time / Portamento
- Quantization and more
Watch the 3 minute intro video to hear Ken Lewis tell you about the tutorial, which is taught using Logic Audio, but every skill learned is applicable to any DAW. They all do the same things.
There is no audio session download with this tutorial. Instead you should watch and follow along with your own DAW, learn each skill and that skill’s location in your DAW, then keep going. Build your own song as you watch.
- Run Time: 57 minutes
- Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate
- Genre: ALL
Another great place to find awesome content from Ken Lewis is on his YouTube channel, Mixing Night. Ken hosts free semi-monthly livestreams with real time sprint mixes, demonstrations, special guests, and more. Register here for the next event to join in the fun!
Learn how to mix, record and produce music from Ken Lewis, as he shares the real world techniques used to make world-class, hit records based on his 25+ years of industry experience. Ken’s credits include work with BTS, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Drake, Future, FUN., Mark Ronson, Ariana Grande and countless others.