When you are powered by music theory, there is no such thing as writer’s block and after the incredibly well received 1st episode of Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song, Ray Harmony and Vespers now invite you back into the studio for the 2nd instalment.
Music Hacking – The 4-Song: Episode 2 is an ultra rare “fly on the wall” view into the studio, as you get to watch Ray Harmony as he writes and records a song from start to finish, live on air and in just 4 hours!
With music by Ray and sound design by Vespers, the resulting song, The 4-Hour Song #2: Revolution Harmony & Vespers – “Pumpkin Funkin'” delivered the highest standards of composition and production, and is now out worldwide on iTunes, a mere three days after the initial studio session! The mission for this exclusive webinar is to not only inspire and empower you by revealing a secretive process, but to also prove what is possible when you understand music theory and advanced compositional methods.
“Ray has a totally unique approach to hack music theory and give you the essentials in a fraction of the time.” – Vespers
Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song: Season 1 Trailer
IMPORTANT: Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song: Episode 2 was a 100% live-streamed, online, interactive course. It featured 2 webinar sessions on back to back nights, totalling 6 hours. The first webinar was a live studio session where you got to watch Ray write and record a song a song from start to finish, live on air and in just 4 hours, on Tuesday October 18th 2016 from 6PM-10PM PST. The second webinar was a live 2 hour session dedicated to Q&A, on Wednesday October 19th 2016 from 6PM-8PM PST where Ray and Vespers exclusively answered questions. Both webinar sessions were recorded. Many of our students who did not attend these live webinar dates still find great value from registering and watching the recordings! For those of you wanting to let the information sink in deep we give you lifetime access to the recordings so you can watch them as many times as you like!
What You’ll Learn
We guarantee Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song: Episode 2 with Ray Harmony will inspire and help you tap into the limitless well of musical ideas within! In The 4-Hour Song you will:
- Learn how music theory is applied to songwriting
- Witness every stage of the music making process
- See first-hand how music theory eliminates writer’s block
- Discover the balance of theory and creativity
- Experience the workflow of a veteran composer
- Watch how scales/modes are chosen, and why
- Find out how every layer of a song is made
- Composing chords, bass, drums, synths, guitar, vocals
- Understand how to give a song the structure it wants
- Why arranging is vital to a song’s journey
- Sound design as an arrangement technique
- Writing lyrics and fitting them to a melody
- Fusing real instruments with MIDI programming
- Recording real instruments for a human feel
- Know when a song is finished, and when it’s not
An Introduction to Music Hacking – The 4 Hour Song: Episode 1
Listen to The 4-Hour Song #2: Revolution Harmony & Vespers – “Pumpkin Funkin'”
Are you ready to pump the funk in? Listen to the song that was created in The 4-Hour Song: Episode 2, Pumpkin Funkin’!
In October of 2016, The 4-Hour Song #2: Revolution Harmony & Vespers – “Pumpkin Funkin'” was written and recorded in just 4 hours, then a mere 4 days later the song was available worldwide on iTunes! Listen to this epic creation below and enter your email address to get your own copy!
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What You Get
Over the course of 2 sessions, Ray revealed the secrets behind his composing process, recording a song from start to finish, in just 4 hours!
In Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song: Episode 2 you’ll get:
- A recording of Ray LIVE in the studio writing and recording a song in 4 hours!
- A recording of the dedicated 2-hour Q&A session with Ray and Vespers
- Multitrack MIDI file for the full song
- Ableton Live project file, including all audio and MIDI
- Ray’s brand new music theory eBook: Ray Harmony – 12 Music Theory Hacks to Learn Scales & Chords (“The most brilliant, fast, easy and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!” –Derek Sivers, CD Baby founder, TED speaker)
- Ray Harmony – 14 Music Theory Hacks for Electronic Musicians PDF
- Lifetime access to live video recordings of each module!
- Student Discounts of 20-60% off our partners and third party plugin providers! (including Ableton Live & iZotope software, xFer’s Serum Synth and more!)
What People Are Saying
“The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!”
– Derek Sivers (CD Baby founder, TED speaker, author)
“If you have been put off music theory in the past, then this is the book to inspire and empower you.”
– Dr Victoria Williamson (Vice Chancellor’s Fellow researcher and lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield UK, author of ‘You Are The Music’)
“Trust Ray, and in no time you’ll have a watertight music theory skill set you once thought impossible to obtain.”
– Pat Lundy (Modestep, ex-Funeral For A Friend)
“Ray manages to make learning music theory fascinating, digestible, and damn right cool!”
– Joe Copcutt (AxeWound, Zoax)
“This is the kind of book I wish I had when I first started out.”
– Ihsahn (Emperor)
About Ray Harmony aka. Ray Holroyd
Ray Harmony has dedicated his life to using the power of music to inspire positive change in the world, which he does through Revolution Harmony. Ray is a British African based in Canada, and an award-winning music lecturer, composer, performer, producer, and journalist. He has been studying music for over 30 years, and teaching it for over 20.
Ray’s first No.1 single was back in 1996 in his birth country of South Africa, and during the last few years in Canada he’s been making music with multiplatinum Grammy-winning artists (Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MCs, Madchild of Swollen Members, and many more), then donating all the proceeds to charities. Between his time in South Africa and Canada, Ray immigrated to England where he spent a decade lecturing music theory and composition at EHWLC in London, one of Britain’s largest colleges. He was the course director and lead internal verifier for the music department, and was honoured to win the college’s prestigious Vocational Qualification Hero and Learner First awards.
Ray’s education is a unique blend of ‘classical’ from the UK’s Royal Schools of Music (piano, guitar, and theory, all to the highest grade) and ‘contemporary’ from the USA’s Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, where he graduated from their guitar program. He also studied education and did his teaching qualification at EHWLC.
Ray has been writing for various music publications (Kerrang!, etc.) every month since 2009, and he used to be the editor of a guitar magazine as well, until he once again moved countries. He ran a couple of record labels, too, but nowadays he spends all his time making music, teaching music, and writing about music.