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Music Theory for Producers

Take your production to the next level with music theory.

Music Theory for Producers

Take your production to the next level with music theory.


Josh Andres, also known as STATIK LNK, is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist and educator. Throughout his career, hes has 5 iTunes number 1  records, has worked with Curren$y, Fuse of 808 Mafia, HBO, MTV, FOX and more. He has been an educator for 7 years specializing in digital audio workstations and music theory. In this course, Josh discusses the basics of music theory and songwriting for the modern producer. In these 20 lessons, Josh introduces the basics of rhythm theory, key theory, building a melody and harmony, and intricate ways to write music using chord structures and counterpoint melodies. Course Run Time (1h 10m)


  • Learn Music Theory and Songwriting for the modern producer.
  • Learn how rhythm is built and how it affects your song.
  • Learn to build melodies and harmonies using chord and interval theory.
  • Learn music keys and how to work them using scales.
  • Acquire the knowledge of where to get started once you have the building blocks that make a song.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Understanding Time and Rhythm
    In this step, Josh discusses time signatures, BPM, beats, bars, measures, and popular rhythms in different genres.
  • 2
    Learning Key Signatures and Scale Types
    In this step, Josh discusses key signatures, chromatic scales, the different types of scales, and the circle of fifths.
  • 3
    Learning Tones and Distance Between Notes
    In this step, Josh discusses consonant and dissonant tones, whole and half steps, intervals and semitones, and relative and parallel key signatures.
  • 4
    Understanding Note Complementation and the Use of Chords
    In this step, Josh discusses melodies and harmonies, and building major and and minor chords.
  • 5
    Applying Music Theory to Your Production
    In this step, Josh discusses the pentatonic scale, chords, and chord structure.
Music Theory