Keyboard for Beatmakers 2
This full course is a natural continuation to Keyboard For Beatmakers 1, and rockets your keyboard skills forward. This series is for beat makers without formal music training, who want to fully utilize a keyboard to make beats.
Discover how to incorporate keys into your beat making with a mixture of in-studio playing techniques and some basic, easy-to-understand music theory.
Then, learn how to play songs by Drake, Dr. Dre, Wale, Jeremih, Katy Perry, and Alicia Keys. Find out how and why other producers put together chord progressions and melodies in these songs. Gain a better understanding of the process to help you when creating your own beats.
Episode 1 covers:
- Triad progressions with inversions
- Basic explanation of 7th chords and 7th chord inversions
- 7th chord progressions with inversions
- 808 bass lines using passing tones
- Breaking up chords between hands
- Using leading tones to create melodies
- Relative minor chords and scales
- Velocity layers and rolling chords
- And much more…….
Episode 2 is “Making The Beat” where Ken Lewis takes a basic chord progression over a trap beat and moves the MIDI from piano to create a full song. Learn to create:
- Dre style piano chops
- Bell arps and string pads
- 808 bassline and synth melodies
- Create an arrangement
- Change up chord rhythms
Episode 3 – Music Theory “Triads”
Episode 4 – Learn to play “Started From The Bottom” by Drake
Episode 5 – Learn to play “Still Dre” by Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
Episode 6 – Learn to play “Bad” by Wale ft. Tiara Thomas
Episode 7 – Music Theory “Major Scale Progressions”
Episode 8 – Learn to play “Don’t Tell Em” by Jeremih ft. YG
Episode 9 – Learn to play “Fallin” by Alicia Keys
Episode 10 – Learn to play “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry
Episode 11 – Music Theory “The Minor Scale & Relative Minors”
Another great place to find awesome free 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.