Music theory can seem daunting if its tools and practice aren’t familiar to you. Understanding the basics is essential as a producer, engineer, musician or more broadly in the music business. Once you are familiar with the language of music theory it will help you with whichever direction you wish to pursue. This practical, beginner level, two-day course will provide you with the necessary building blocks to utilise music theory in your approach to writing, creating and producing music.
Throughout the course, you’ll be introduced to the overarching topics that comprise music theory as well as deep diving into key subjects. You’ll undertake a range of class exercises and interactive demonstrations to develop your knowledge and skills. The curriculum has been developed to incorporate an innovative approach to learning music theory and the hands-on practical exercises will help you understand the key components.
Duration: 2 days, 10 am to 6 pm
Course Dates: Dates for 2020 TBC
Study Mode: Short course
Course Leader: Mat Mckinley
Course Fee: £350
The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.
Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.
There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.
I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.
The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.
It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!
Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.