This course has everything you need to know to get into music production with BandLab (free online music software).
- It is suitable for complete beginners, so you can start making music very quickly, even if you’ve never done it before.
- It is also suitable for more advanced students – if you already know a bit about music software and want to go into more depth. The course worksheets have more in-depth learning, and when combined with weekly seminars on our Premium subscription, you can take your learning up to college level if you choose.
This course is "for adults" because the main BandLab site has a social media aspect - you can collaborate with and message the 30 million+ members of the BandLab community around the world if you choose to. For young people we recommend our other course "BandLab for Teens" that uses BandLab Edu (where the social media aspect is removed).
With almost 6 hours of video lessons, there’s enough material here for several months of learning as you apply what you’ve learned to your own tunes. Working alongside Si as he builds his track, you’ll go step-by-step through all the creative aspects of writing music, such as bass lines, chords and beats. And all the technical details from talking you through how to use BandLab, to mixing your finished track.
About the teacher
Si Gordon is an audio professional and lecturer who teaches in schools, and at FE & HE levels. He has been working in the music industry for over 30 years specialising in music composition, sound recording, sound design, production and engineering for both moving media and the record industry.
His composition and recording work has appeared on the likes of American Idol, Oprah Winfrey, Sky Sports, Miami Ink, America’s Next Top Model, MTV Europe, Trinny & Susannah Undress, Storm Watches, Horrible Histories and more.