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Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song: Episode 1

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  • Learn how music theory is applied to songwriting
  • See first-hand how music theory eliminates writer's block
  • Discover the balance of theory and creativity
  • Experience the workflow of a veteran composer
  • Understand how to give a song the structure it wants

$49.00 USD

Additional Information

Interactive Webinar Recordings

2

Total Length

6 hours

Skill Level

All levels welcome

Downloads

Ableton Live Project files with all MIDI files used, “Hack Music Theory, Part 1: Learn scales & chords in 30 minutes” eBook by Ray Harmony, 14 Music Theory Hacks for Electronic Musicians PDF

Product Description

After sharing his top-secret music theory shortcuts and composing methods in Music Hacking for Electronic Musicians, Ray Harmony invited you into the studio for an ultra rare “fly on the wall” view as he wrote and recorded 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 #1: Revolution Harmony & Vespers – “Sudden September”, 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: to 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

An Introduction to Music Hacking – The 4 Hour Song: Episode 1

IMPORTANT: Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song: Episode 1 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 Ray wrote and recorded a song from start to finish, live on air and in just 4 hours. Then the following night Ray spent 2 hours exclusively answering questions. Both webinar sessions were recorded and will be uploaded by September 17 2016. 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 1 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

What You Get

Over the course of 2 sessions, Ray revealed the secrets behind his composing process, writing and recording a song from start to finish. In Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song: Episode 1 you’ll get:

  1. A recording of Ray LIVE in the studio writing and recording a song in 4 hours!
  2. A recording of the dedicated 2-hour Q&A session with Ray and Vespers
  3. Multitrack MIDI file for the full song
  4. Ableton Live project file, including all audio and MIDI
  5. A MP3 of The 4-Hour Song #1: Revolution Harmony & Vespers – “Sudden September”
  6. 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)
  7. Ray Harmony – 14 Music Theory Hacks for Electronic Musicians PDF
  8. Lifetime access to live video recordings of each module!
  9. Student Discounts of 20-60% off our partners and third party plugin providers! (including Ableton Live & iZotope software, xFer’s Serum Synth and more!)

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Listen to The 4-Hour Song #1: Revolution Harmony & Vespers – “Sudden September”

Curious to know what’s possible when powered by music theory? Look no further!

In September of 2016, The 4-Hour Song #1: Revolution Harmony & Vespers – “Sudden September” 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!

  • Kate Harmony – vocals
  • Ray Harmony – guitar, vocals
  • Vespers – sound design
  • Music & lyrics by Ray and Kate AKA Revolution Harmony
  • Vocal processing by Meyrick de la Fuente
  • Mixed & mastered by Erik Magrini AKA Tarekith
  • Artwork & design by Maria Picassó

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.

What skill level is this course?
All skill levels are welcome! You don’t need to be a pro at music theory, even if you are a complete beginner, Ray has included a pre-release of his brand new eBook “Hack Music Theory, Part 1: Learn scales & chords in 30 minutes” We strongly suggest that you take 30 minutes to 1 hour and read through this book at least once before watching the webinar recordings. (“The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!” – Derek Sivers (CD Baby founder, TED speaker, author).

Is this course applicable to my genre?
In a word – yes. The techniques we teach can be applied universally to virtually any electronic music genre.

How long can I access this course and the webinar video recordings?
You have access lifetime access to this course and the video recordings.

Are there downloads included in this course?

  1. An eBook copy of Ray’s “Hack Music Theory, Part 1: Learn scales & chords”
  2. All the MIDI files created
  3. 14 Music Theory Hacks for Electronic Musicians PDF of songwriting hacks for electronic musicians
  4. A MP3 of The 4-Hour Song #1: Revolution Harmony & Vespers – “Sudden September”
  5. Full Ableton Live Project file created

How do I register for the webinars after purchasing?
We offer our interactive webinar’s via a third-party platform called Webinar Jam. After purchasing the course you will be instructed on how to do this on the course page, in your My Library area. On this course page you will find the registration link on how to register for the webinars. If you are intending to attend the live interactive sessions you must follow these registration instructions to receive email reminders and reserve your seat for the webinars.

What if I don’t like the course?
We want you to be as excited about your course as we are. If for any reason you’re not 100% happy with it, we offer a no-hassle, no-BS, super easy 60 day satisfaction guarantee. Any time within the first 60 days after purchase we will refund your money.

What if I have trouble viewing the streaming videos?
Important: To get the best experience, we highly recommend you use the most updated version of Google’s free Chrome browser. This functions best with our streaming video players: Google Chrome

Can I download the videos?
No, but you have full access to all the video content after signing up. You can also access the videos from virtually any mobile device.

Are there any system requirements?
Yes, a broadband internet connection and computer, smartphone or tablet are required to watch the videos and download the course materials.

1 review for Music Hacking – The 4-Hour Song: Episode 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Absolutely Brilliant!!! What an experience and privilege to watch and learn the whole process. The information and authentic teachings are beyond valuable!! It is clear that Ray and his team are dedicated to making the journey that much easier and definitely more fun! .A rare and beautiful gift and service for musicians and music lovers… I am already signed up for the next one! :-)
    In gratitude,
    -Reisha Jayne

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$49.00 USD

Additional Information

Interactive Webinar Recordings

2

Total Length

6 hours

Skill Level

All levels welcome

Downloads

Ableton Live Project files with all MIDI files used, “Hack Music Theory, Part 1: Learn scales & chords in 30 minutes” eBook by Ray Harmony, 14 Music Theory Hacks for Electronic Musicians PDF