Josh Forde

Camp Counselor

Composing music electronically: a guide for non-musicians

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 7:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: 7

electronic music

The world of music composition, production, and theory can be super overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be hard. Even if you've never picked up a musical instrument in your life, there are programs you can use, and simple techniques you can follow, to start making music that doesn't sound half-bad! We'll primarily use a program called HookPad, a web app that simplifies the composition process and helps automate some of the trickier parts, so you can get started creating music today. This course assumes you know absolutely *nothing* about music, but have a desire to learn via a very hands-on approach. Slides:


No music knowledge/experience at all. If you've ever played an instrument before, this course may be too basic for your enjoyment. :)

Take Aways

  • Learn how to create a simple song with HookPad
  • Learn basic music terminology
  • Learn about the building blocks go into a typical song: drums, chord progressions, and melodies
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