Music Theory for Producers

Learn Music Theory

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. These practical, two-day courses will provide you with the necessary building blocks to utilise music theory in your approach to writing, creating and producing music. The course is split into three levels, starting with the basics for beginners in music theory.

The objective of the course is to provide new creative paths for existing music makers through the advantage of music theory knowledge. To achieve this we will be using increasingly complex recognisable music tracks to ensure engagement with the material introduced and analyse music elements separately, both from a sound and notation perspective.

The course, especially level one, will have a simple and friendly approach to music theory, modelled for participants that may already be working with sound, but that not necessarily have an existing music knowledge background.

If you need to develop your music theory knowledge to apply for our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering, this course will help you prepare.

Key Facts:

Duration: 2 days, 10 am to 6 pm
Course Dates: 2025 dates TBC.
Study Mode: Short Course
Level: Level One only
Course Leader: Domenico Angarano
Course Fee: See Fees and Booking page

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An inspiring and incredibly well designed course that gave me the best musical education I could have dreamt of. Life-altering.

David Dargahi, Alumni

The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.

Andrea Mastroiacovo, Alumni

This course has helped to develop me into a well rounded producer, engineer, and musician. It has helped open doors to career opportunities that I would otherwise not have had access to. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the fantastic team, course, and resources available at Abbey Road Institute London!

Yvan Chambers, Alumni

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.

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Martí Canales, Alumni

I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.

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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!

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