Learn how to expand original song ideas into full compositions using popular computer programs.
Digital Music Doctor's Digital Arranger - Know It All! is a Data DVD featuring video tutorials covering all major aspects of writing songs, composing, and arranging music for production in a computer environment. The lessons also contain extensive supplementary material including scores, groove kits, and discographies.
The Theory & Harmony Section presents a review of traditional music theory and harmony, including scales and chords, as well as melody writing and chord progressions and substitutions.
The Genres Section discusses the distinguishing characteristics of music genres while also giving you a general model for creating musical arrangements. There is an overview of the styles, rhythms, and chord progressions of the most common music genres: Pop/Rock, R&B/Urban, Jazz, Country, Latin, Rap/Hip-Hop, and Dance/Electronica.
The Arranging Section analyzes typical instrument ensembles and virtual instruments used in creating digital arrangements. This section also presents principles of song structure and voicing as well as selected digital production techniques and automated arranging tools.
The Digital Arranger-Know It All! course also includes extensive supplementary content:
•MIDI, MusicXML scores (including guitar tabs), and audio files of all examples
•Chord progressions and MIDI groove clips for drum and rhythm tracks for each major music genre
•Automated scale and chord constructors
•Discographies of major music genres including YouTube video links
•Virtual instrument market surveys