In this tutorial, you will spend over 3 hours focusing on the theory and practice behind the programming, production, and engineering of professional bass lines and rhythms for electronic dance music.
You will start with an introductory course on some basic music theory. Then you are introduced to the principles and theories behind the creation of musical scales and working in different keys, including examination of the major and minor scales alongside the more esoteric modal forms such as Dorian, Lydian, and Mixolydian.
Moving beyond the musical theory, further sessions then discuss the techniques that are often employed when composing, programming, editing, tuning and processing of bass in order to add that all important groove to dance records. This includes detailed techniques such as compression, trip-sampling, frequency-splitting, side-chaining, modulation, tuning, keying and an introduction to synthesis techniques for different styles of bass timbres.