A Hands-On Education for Hip Hop and Beat Making
Have you ever thought of making it as a hip-hop mogul like Kanye West, Dr. Dre, and others? We give you the foundation, education, and skills to make your dreams come true. But you have to be ready to work for it.
Hip Hop was born on the streets, so does it make much sense to improve your skills as a producer in a classroom? Recording Connection puts you in a real-world recording studio with a hip hop producer and beat-making professional who will give you a one-on-one education in the world of hip hop
By working with a music industry professional, you’ll learn how to become a hip hop artist and beatmaker with the tools, tips, and tricks used by hip hop music producers in today’s marketplace. Learn the physics of sound, work with audio digital workstations like Ableton and Logic Pro, and develop a style that’s true to you.
BROWSE COURSE OUTLINE
We look at the history of this now-powerful, iconic genre, starting with hip hop’s progenitors, through to its meteoric rise to dominance.View Lesson
We examine the raw, objective characteristics of sound and how it travels through space.View Lesson
Dive into the difference between Analog and Digital sound.View Lesson
Learn the ins and outs of your selected DAWView Lesson
Uncover the building blocks of western music which consists of features like scales, chords, and intervals.View Lesson
Dive into the basics of rhythm, musical notation, time is expressed in musical units of measures and bars, and numerical time notation in your DAWView Lesson
Uncover certain key aspects such as the difference between the role the producer plays from the role of the songwriter(s).View Lesson
Find out what musical elements you’ll need to consider to bring your music into the hip hop idiom!View Lesson
We’ll learn more about the various sections of songs in western popular music.View Lesson
Dive deep into understand all the elements that put together a songView Lesson
In this course you’ll uncover how use MIDI programming to make musical arrangements and change and control various parameters.View Lesson
This drum course will explain what makes an instrument “percussive,” the characteristics of sounds generated by snares, toms, cymbals and more.View Lesson
This chapter is all about preparing you for your midterm, so make good use of it.View Lesson
As a hip hop producer, the value of knowing how to produce a bassline is priceless.View Lesson
Sampling is a key part of the hip hop genre because it’s what gives the genre its unique sound.View Lesson
Learn two of the most powerful sonic manipulation tools you have in your arsenal—equalization and dynamic processing.View Lesson
We’ll get into what makes a good melody including sing-ability, tessitura, the presence of a “money note,” the hook as melody, background as melody, and more!View Lesson
In this course we’ll get into how you can use harmonics and chord progressions to create tracks which move, inspire, empathize, awe, and even astound.View Lesson
We look into creating space and sonic interest using reverbs, delays, and modulation effects inside of this powerful tool.View Lesson
Building on techniques we’ve previously discussed, we delve deeper into mix theory and learn how to polish mixes to a high sheen.View Lesson
In this lesson, we put you on the right path to developing your sonic tastes and mastering abilities.View Lesson
Learn how protect your music and your brand while also creating a positive revenue stream.View Lesson
In this course we’ll get into various agreements including work for hire, collective work, side artist agreements, producer’s deals and agreements, producer’s fee/advance, and more!View Lesson
The Final Exam contains questions from ALL past lessons, so be sure to review everything you can.View Lesson
Set Your Curriculum
We understand you have a life outside of our programs. And while there are very strict parameters you must follow, we don’t feel you need to suspend your life while working towards a career in music. When accepted into the Hip-Hop & Beat Making program, You, your Mentor, and you Academic Facilitator/Faculty member will collaborate on a schedule that works for everyone.
Working at odd hours is the norm for many of our mentors (the music industry never sleeps), so they have the flexibility to work when you’re able.