Handful Of Videos To Learn Basic Music Theory

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Handful Of Videos To Learn Basic Music Theory

In order to be able to create music that sounds good or ‘right’ (regardless of the genre), you need to learn the basics of music theory: notes, scales and chords. Personally, I’m not qualified for teaching you even the basics as I have a big gap in knowledge in music theory.

Fortunately, there’s guys like Nelson Fernandez Jr. from Warbeats (Warbeats is an FL Studio community with a lot of tutorials), who have put down the basics to an easy to understand series of video tutorials.

Watch these videos, and you’ll most likely get a grasp of the idea!

First, the notes:

Second, the scales:

Third, chords:

And for some additional material, check the tutorial for chord progression:

Warbeats Chord Progression Tutorial

Making a melody:

Chord inversion and the epic chord progression:

Making a song in key:

Make effective basslines:

Making musical phrases:

Watch these tutorials with a thought and you should have a strong idea how to make music sound right!

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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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Alex
Alex
4 years 10 months ago

Thank you.

Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel
4 years 10 months ago

Beautiful videos! Thank you very much!

funkyfalcon
funkyfalcon
4 years 10 months ago

I can’t stand his style. Please keep posting your quick to follow guides.

saymyname
saymyname
4 years 4 months ago

I agree…..although those are good tutorials….and there is much too learn from them. Its just annoying..:D

El3ctronicPunk
El3ctronicPunk
4 years 10 months ago

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! YOU ARE A BOSS…RESPECT AND APPRECIATION FOR U MY MAN…U ARE A GOOD PERSON 🙂

dj charlie g
4 years 10 months ago

SO AMAZINGGGGGG

Charlee
Charlee
4 years 9 months ago

Petri? you and Nelson Fernandez Jr. Have been, my mentors in the new techniques I’ve learned in my music production and I’ve given both of you credit on my Jamendo artist blog 🙂 about it. Been following you guys since mid June? July? I don’t remember, but I have learned sooo much from you and him. Thanks for your tutorials, you’re freaking awesome dude!

richard
richard
4 years 9 months ago

wow thanks

Cristian
Cristian
4 years 7 months ago

Dude you’re awesome!

Felipe
Felipe
4 years 7 months ago

You and NFX (Nelson) should be eternally thanked for all the material you release! 🙂

Alex
Alex
4 years 6 months ago

You just saved me like 100$ on piano lessons 😛

mistermoore
mistermoore
4 years 5 months ago
I really can´t say with words how much you guys have helped me out! I had alot of ideas befor but was not really known to how to make them work with all thi new electroic devices, all i knew was how i wanted it to sound….and by seeing all youre tutorials i have really learnd how to create the sound i have in my head and since a week ago i got a record deal and will release three house tracks for a famous label! ….all my gratitudes to you ….youre the best and please don´t ever stop what… Read more »
Brandon Ferguson
Brandon Ferguson
4 years 4 months ago

Wow, these videos have definitely given me both more knowledge and inspiration as well. Thanks 🙂

Dave
Dave
4 years 3 months ago
these tutorials are amazing! keep up the amazing work Petri! this guide has been very useful in improving my limited knowledge of music theroy, one thing I have been finding useful is to import Midi files from old videogames and the like games like doom and ff7 used midi files for their music and as such tended to have a more basic structure compared to most other types of music its much easier to understand in the piano roll with one of these midi tracks without a million things all going on at once to really get the hang of… Read more »
dj yogi
dj yogi
3 years 9 months ago

thanks u so much guys for all this help !! respect for india

Ross
Ross
2 years 9 months ago

If only I had a decent connection! Haha, that’s why I came to the site for the text tutorials. Love your stuff guys, appreciate it so much!

chrisel
chrisel
2 years 5 months ago

thanks bro!!!! you are the men……learnt a lot from you tutorial’s

VINICIUS
VINICIUS
1 year 11 months ago

Always the best tutos. Thank you! Respect from Brasil. If you see a vampiro sucking all your vídeos and its IP shows Brasil. Yes it’s me… haha

Kris Mahon
Kris Mahon
1 year 7 months ago

Thankyou very much….This is the best tutorial i have ever seen…Finally i can give some rest to my search bar…

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