Hip Hop & Beat Making Program

Giving You the Skills to Pursue a Career in Hip Hop

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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Financial assistance is available through Meritize.

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.

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We examine the raw, objective characteristics of sound and how it travels through space.

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Dive into the difference between Analog and Digital sound.

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Learn the ins and outs of your selected DAW

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Uncover the building blocks of western music which consists of features like scales, chords, and intervals.

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Dive into the basics of rhythm, musical notation, time is expressed in musical units of measures and bars, and numerical time notation in your DAW

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Uncover certain key aspects such as the difference between the role the producer plays from the role of the songwriter(s).

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Find out what musical elements you’ll need to consider to bring your music into the hip hop idiom!

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We’ll learn more about the various sections of songs in western popular music.

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Dive deep into understand all the elements that put together a song

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In this course you’ll uncover how use MIDI programming to make musical arrangements and change and control various parameters.

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This drum course will explain what makes an instrument “percussive,” the characteristics of sounds generated by snares, toms, cymbals and more.

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This chapter is all about preparing you for your midterm, so make good use of it.

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As a hip hop producer, the value of knowing how to produce a bassline is priceless.

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Sampling is a key part of the hip hop genre because it’s what gives the genre its unique sound.

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Learn two of the most powerful sonic manipulation tools you have in your arsenal—equalization and dynamic processing.

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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!

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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.

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We look into creating space and sonic interest using reverbs, delays, and modulation effects inside of this powerful tool.

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Building on techniques we’ve previously discussed, we delve deeper into mix theory and learn how to polish mixes to a high sheen.

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In this lesson, we put you on the right path to developing your sonic tastes and mastering abilities.

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Learn how protect your music and your brand while also creating a positive revenue stream.

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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!

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The Final Exam contains questions from ALL past lessons, so be sure to review everything you can.

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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.

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Meet Our Mentors

Our mentors have worked with the biggest names in the industry, won the biggest awards, and worked on platinum-selling albums. And now you get to work with them.

Andy Shoemaker, Rax Trax Recording

John Davis

1988 Entertainment

Southern Eagle Music Group

Writer’s Room Recording Studio

Madison Records / The Oates Music

Over 300 Studios Across the World

You’ll learn at a studio nearest to you. We’re partnered with over 250 studios around the world who are committed to your development.

United States

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Australia

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United Kingdom

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FAQs

Instead of spending four years in a university classroom, learn how to produce hip hop tracks and make beats in a professional recording studio. We offer a fully immersive experience with hands-on learning from an industry professional. Your mentor will show you how music is made in today’s world.

Recording Connection tuition is just a fraction of what you’ll pay when compared to four-year universities, trade schools, and other similar educational institutions. We wanted to keep our tuition low to provide more access to potential students.

This course is spread out over 20 weekly lessons meaning you’ll complete the program in just six months.

Get your music production certification and build your music production and audio engineering skills by learning with an industry professional near you.

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