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.
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In the context of popular music, the producer can even be the person responsible for the entire arrangement, including the lyrics.View Course
Most producers will tell you that a way to really resonate with anyone is through vocals that draw them in and connect with listeners on some level.View Course
Drums can emphasize a precise moment in a piece of music, they can move a song forward to the next bar, provide a sense of space or an element of interest, and perhaps most importantly stir up the listener and rouse their emotions.View Course
A bassline is a progression of notes played by a bass (low frequency) instrument and is usually used to outline the harmonic motion of the music.View Course
Sampling is a key part of the hip hop genre because it’s what gives the genre its unique sound.View Course
In this course, you’ll prepare to record more polished vocals and give your music a more professional feel.View Course
Equalization and dynamic processing are two powerful tools that allow you to sonically carve out various elements so that everything has its place within the sonic spectrum.View Course
Effects processing is the act of intentionally altering a signal by sending it through an effects unit.View Course
A good mix can take a song to the next level. It can make a song a hit by giving it a well-balanced sonic landscape, or by transporting the listener to another planet (metaphorically speaking, that is).View Course
After spending some time in the studio, you’ll see that running a professional operation is much more than working with artists and their music.View Course
Mastering is the final step in producing a finished product of the highest quality.View Course
Hip hop has become a powerful force in popular culture and made an indelible mark on the world.View Course
We examine the raw, objective characteristics of sound and how it travels through space, so we can harness our imagination and create captivating subjective experiences for our listeners.View Course
In Music Fundamentals I, you’ll uncover the building blocks of western music which consists of features like scales, chords, and intervals.View Course
Building on Music Fundamentals I, you will delve into the basics of rhythm, musical notation, time expressed in musical units of measures and bars, and numerical time notation.View Course
In this course, you’ll explore the ingredients that make up a song, and learn how to put them all together to create something wonderful!View Course
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 Course
Remixing is an excellent way to explore the potential of a song in terms of melody, breaks, and samples, and it has been a major undertaking for DJs and MCs since the 1990s.View Course
Learn how to protect your music and your brand while also creating a positive revenue stream.View Course
In this course, you’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 Course
Along with your mentor, take a few moments to cover some basics such as maintenance and cleaning. Having a refresher on these practices will set you up for success no matter the future direction you decide to take.View Course
Set Your Hip Hop School 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.