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The producer's guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid. As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this ground-breaking curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve their own music, but have been intimidated by traditional approaches, music notation, and The producer's guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid. As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this ground-breaking curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve their own music, but have been intimidated by traditional approaches, music notation, and abstract concepts will find this book to be the answer they have been looking for. From the Author: “How music theory is usually taught is unfair. It starts with the assumption that you can read music and understand the language of classical music. My book leaves all of that behind – focusing only on the MIDI grid that producers are already familiar with to learn all the key concepts of music theory, and ultimately, make better music.” This book covers all the fundamentals of music theory, but is written using the language of the DJ and Producer – the MIDI Grid. It includes “analysis” projects that look at the harmonic and melodic ideas in songs by popular producers including Zedd, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, Moby, Skrillex, and Aphex Twin. Praise for Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers: “Aspiring electronic musicians have choices to make when it concerns their own education and training. This text makes one choice much easier: start here and get learning, quickly. Grounded and easygoing, the book uses real-world examples to help you make sense of music’s inner worksings while steering clear of dense theories.” – Michael J. Ethen, PhD Musicologist “This book knocks the oftentimes alienating world of music theory completely onto it’s side. Difficult to explain concepts are perfectly demonstrated for the aspiring electronic music producer who might have no formal music training. A must have for all aspiring producers.” – James Patrick (DJ, Producer, Educator) Slam Academy, Dubspot, IPR, Ableton Certified Trainer “With Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers, Dr. Allen has produced a remarkable resource: an extensive tour of musical theory that leverages some of our favorite modern tools – the virtual studio and it’s piano roll note display. By introducing us to the “why” as well as the “what” of music theory, this book helps us to understand what makes music tick and how to improve our own work. In addition to offering a sound theoretical foundation, the deep dives into analyzing tracks by Skrillex, Aphex Twin, and Deadmau5 keeps our attention focused on real-world production. MTEMP will definitely go on the top of my recommendation list for anyone that needs a fresh view of musical concepts.” – Darwin Grosse Director of Education, Cycling ’74


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The producer's guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid. As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this ground-breaking curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve their own music, but have been intimidated by traditional approaches, music notation, and The producer's guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid. As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this ground-breaking curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve their own music, but have been intimidated by traditional approaches, music notation, and abstract concepts will find this book to be the answer they have been looking for. From the Author: “How music theory is usually taught is unfair. It starts with the assumption that you can read music and understand the language of classical music. My book leaves all of that behind – focusing only on the MIDI grid that producers are already familiar with to learn all the key concepts of music theory, and ultimately, make better music.” This book covers all the fundamentals of music theory, but is written using the language of the DJ and Producer – the MIDI Grid. It includes “analysis” projects that look at the harmonic and melodic ideas in songs by popular producers including Zedd, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, Moby, Skrillex, and Aphex Twin. Praise for Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers: “Aspiring electronic musicians have choices to make when it concerns their own education and training. This text makes one choice much easier: start here and get learning, quickly. Grounded and easygoing, the book uses real-world examples to help you make sense of music’s inner worksings while steering clear of dense theories.” – Michael J. Ethen, PhD Musicologist “This book knocks the oftentimes alienating world of music theory completely onto it’s side. Difficult to explain concepts are perfectly demonstrated for the aspiring electronic music producer who might have no formal music training. A must have for all aspiring producers.” – James Patrick (DJ, Producer, Educator) Slam Academy, Dubspot, IPR, Ableton Certified Trainer “With Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers, Dr. Allen has produced a remarkable resource: an extensive tour of musical theory that leverages some of our favorite modern tools – the virtual studio and it’s piano roll note display. By introducing us to the “why” as well as the “what” of music theory, this book helps us to understand what makes music tick and how to improve our own work. In addition to offering a sound theoretical foundation, the deep dives into analyzing tracks by Skrillex, Aphex Twin, and Deadmau5 keeps our attention focused on real-world production. MTEMP will definitely go on the top of my recommendation list for anyone that needs a fresh view of musical concepts.” – Darwin Grosse Director of Education, Cycling ’74

30 review for Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers: The producers guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid.

  1. 5 out of 5

    Vincenzo Afferrante

    A great introduction to music theory is given in the modern setting of music production. Especially helpful given the examples of modern electronic songs for fundamental concepts of harmony. Also, I like how the author enforces the reader to experiment, concluding the book by mentioning chromaticisms. A recommended read for all those who want to learn this wonderful topic, and are already familiar with a piano roll.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Derek Beasley

    Theory of tunes A likeable style and structure. Reinforced some of my knowledge. Explained scales and modes so I now have a clue about modes. Not sure I can make use of modes with confidence yet. A re-read of some later sections hopefully will bring further light bulb moments. All told an accessible book on how to apply theory to your music. Best takeaway: if it sounds good don’t worry wether it’s explained by theory.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Walker

    Great Theory, Your Ear Always Wins This book is easy to follow and understand with examples easy enough to follow in any piano roll. This book covers the basics in a structured and methodical series allowing the reader to build on material covered in previous chapters. I would recommend this book to anyone new to music theory or anyone who wants a refresher on the core concepts of theory. Well worth the read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jason William Alls

    A good book for someone with no prior music knowledge. Good explanations covering guitars and pianos. The main program referenced is Ambleton. But the content information is transferable to other music programs. The theory is good, and there is a little history. For people with no prior music knowledge who want to compose digital music, then it is well worth the read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Petr

    Great way of introduction to music theory for complete beginners who just downloaded their first DAW without any previous education

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sara Alhalwachi

    I have a better understanding of music theory but I still have gaps in my knowledge. The book is quite detailed, you will obviously benefit from it. There are many practical exercises and song analyses. I was happy to see Board of Canada and Aphex Twin analyses. However, I personally did not practice the exercises, some of the exercise are just too hard to follow from a book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Andres Felipe Sanchez Pinilla

    Buen libro Es un repaso a la teoría básica que se necesita para empezar a crear musica. Hay ejemplos de como analizar las canciones y esa pienso yo es la !será correcta de empezar un proyecto.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ambrosiano

    This is simply one of the best books on music theory using the piano roll. Get this book together with the DANCE MUSIC MANUAL (latest) and you're ready to make your music production interesting and ear catching. What are you waiting for?! 🏃‍♂️☁️☁️☁️☁️ 😎🎯🔥 This is simply one of the best books on music theory using the piano roll. Get this book together with the DANCE MUSIC MANUAL (latest) and you're ready to make your music production interesting and ear catching. What are you waiting for?! 🏃‍♂️☁️☁️☁️☁️ 😎🎯🔥

  9. 5 out of 5

    John Citizen

    Great! Really enlightening and clear explanation of key musical principles, with some very helpful analysis of a diversity of electronic music.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Hiram Alejandro

    me gustó!! definitivamente tengo planeado volver a leerlo todo para ver que mas le aprendo. excelente como aporte para el curso de teoria musical que estoy tomando en AXSS. recomendado.

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    Marek Janoušek

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    Kyle Scott

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    Charles Portland

  16. 5 out of 5

    wwwlad

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  18. 5 out of 5

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  20. 5 out of 5

    Federico Dal Colle

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    Chaim Krause

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    Steve

  30. 4 out of 5

    Wojtek Kryściński

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