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Exploring: Electronic Music

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12 Videos | Length: 1hr 32min 51sec
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    Introduction & Overview

    To start things out, Tyler discuss the ideas behind the series as well as how you?ll go about exploring the various styles of electronic music.

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    Creating the Base Song

    See how to put together a few general musical themes and hooks of generic style that you can later morph to fit in with many different kinds of musical genres.

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    Classic Electronic Styles Pt. 1

    In this video, we take our base ideas and deal with them in the elder styles of electronic music from the 70s and 80s. Times have changed a bit since then, but many of these sounds are still alive and kicking!

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    Classic Electronic Styles Pt. 2

    Here we finish looking through the classic electronic style song that was made and give it a full listen.

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    Exploring House Music Pt. 1

    House music has quite a lot of variation within itself, and in this video we'll take a look at the many ways we can make our song fit in this style.

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    Exploring House Music Pt. 2

    Now we finish our examination of the house version of our song that we made, as well as give it a listen.

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    Exploring Techno & Trance

    Explore taking our melodies and work them into the mesmerizing styles of Trance and Techno, and see the ways we can make everything sound as hypnotizing as possible, a staple of the genre.

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    Modern Aggressive EDM Pt. 1

    Discover the hard-hitting styles of today, such as Dubstep or Brostep. This realm of genres tend to get a little rough comparatively.

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    Modern Aggressive EDM Pt. 2

    Continue your look through the modern aggressive EDM of today and see how our song is made to fit within the genre.

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    Hip Hop Influenced EDM

    Explore styles such as Trap that have roots in Hip Hop and have spread to other electronic and rap genres as well.

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    Integrating Multiple Styles

    Now that we've explored the many different ways to stylistically change our song, let's see how well we can blend these different electronic forms together to make a unique mixture.

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    Conclusion

    Wrapping it up, go through the final results and cover a few closing remarks that can help you further explore the vast reaches of electronic music!

Product Overview


Production guru Tyler Coffin takes you on a journey into the world of Electronic Music! Designed for the EM newcomer, this series gets your feet wet with many of today’s popular electronic music genres, including sound design tips, production insights, as well as history to base your EM foundations on.

Tyler starts off by discussing the ideas behind the series, as well as how you’ll go about exploring the various styles of electronic music together. You’ll then create a “base song” that you’ll later morph into the various genres covered in the series, so it’s easy to understand the differences between them.

First up, Tyler goes way back and looks at the Classic Electronic styles of the 70s and 80s, including their staple sounds and production tricks. Next, the always popular House music genre is discussed and shown, including some different variations found within the genre.

Techno and Trance music are next, and you’ll learn about what makes these genres stand out on their own, followed by Modern Aggressive EDM and its hard hitting elements.

Tyler then looks at Hip Hop influenced EDM, such as Trap, and how it has roots in Hip Hop and how it has spread to other electronic and rap genres as well.

Wrapping it up, Tyler goes over ways to integrate multiple genre styles so you can blend the different electronic forms together and make your own unique mixture.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Electronic Music or just want to look at the elements that make EM genres different from each other, pull up a seat and watch “Exploring Electronic Music” today!


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Exploring: Electronic Music is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great overview Its a nice overview over different styles and their history and not an in depth tutorial on sound design etc. But for what it is its great! I liked the authors style of presentation and his variations on the base song sounded amazing. Not the usual 0815 tutorial songs. Recommended.
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Tried to follow along... ...then you lost me after base song when you did everything ahead and changed the instruments :( #theRestOfTheOwl...
Date published: 2020-04-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful I love this course. It gives great insight into electronic music and yes I know its just the surface but still, I wish I have seen this before when I was starting.
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from A Good Overview It did what I expected.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well done! A very easy to follow overview of Electronic Music-Styles - very good explained!
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Very Briefed The Author is very knowledgeable..Yet he forgets that this is a tutorial video.. all his knowledge is rushed and seems to be just showing what he can do..not how is he is doing it..Learning is a process.. What he calls tedious is what the learner needs
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Insight into different genres great seeing how different styles and genres can influence a single musical idea
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from A bit lightweight and generic It's always useful to see how someone layers up a track, and this has some great sound design tips, but I don't think it goes any further than that. The 'Exploring' part of this never really goes that deep, and I personally didn't learn anything new about the different genres. Good as a beginners introduction to different styles maybe, but certainly not essential.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from succeeds in its goal Does exactly what it set out to do - explains the differences in Electronic Music genres and gives you techniques & tips. Recommended.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative Enjoyed watching his workflow and creative process, was worth the watch.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Overview Good overview of electronic music styles. I liked that it didn't waste time covering recording and production basics like eq, compression nor did it go into sound design to any great depth. These topics are covered in great detail in other series. As someone with experience using hardware synths from back in the day, I learned the nuances of techno, trance, trap, house, edm and the like so I can better understand what you crazy kids are listening to today in a more informed way. Now get off my lawn!
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good stuff! This opened up my mind to a lot of new possibilities.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative!! Very informative!! it gives you a great understanding on the history of EDM and the work flow. As a result, it opens your mind in order to allow you to get started within the genere.
Date published: 2018-02-19
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