Handful Of Videos To Learn Basic Music Theory

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 of how to make your music sound right!


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  1. El3ctronicPunk on


  2. 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 πŸ™‚ 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!

  3. You and NFX (Nelson) should be eternally thanked for all the material you release! πŸ™‚

  4. mistermoore on

    I really canΒ΄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 donΒ΄t ever stop what youre doing!


  5. Brandon Ferguson on

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

  6. 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 basic music structure and what works well together

  7. 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!

  8. VINICIUS on

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

  9. Kris Mahon on

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

  10. Best tutorials ever…. I have already bookmarked this page…. Thank you so much….. Will love to hear from you πŸ™‚

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