God bless the internet, right? Thanks to her, there are easier ways to learn, grow, hone your skills, and even make more money as a musician in this day and age.
When it comes to honing your skills or learning music from scratch, there are many options to choose from online, but the three below, which come highly recommended by Jamie Ehrenfeld, a renowned music producer are among the top tier options because you are sure to get real value for your time and money (for the paid courses)
With courses ranging from Unlocking the Emotional Power of Chords, to Modern & Advanced Mix Techniques, this platform stands out for the depth and quality of its learning materials as well as for its unique mentorship model.
While they offer free access to a number of online courses, investment in one of their Mentored Courses will land you a friendly, knowledgeable musician-coach to guide you through the content, share feedback on your work, and create a goal-based learning plan customized to your personal needs. Their Headliners Program may be their most unique offering, allowing students to customize their own learning experience to reach their creative goals.
You no longer need to travel to the esteemed Boston music school to take Berklee classes anymore! In collaboration with edX, Berklee College of Music offers course content in multiple languages and subject areas online for free, including Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Vocal Recording Technology, and Music for Wellness.
As is the case with other edX partners, users have the option to earn a Verified Certificate for $49, though unfortunately, these badges do not translate to college credit.
By the company best known for the Push Controller and Live Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), Ableton’s Free Learning Music web platform is perhaps the most holistically comprehensive beginner’s guide to experiential music learning out now.
While many platforms offer more advanced or specialized knowledge, the foundational elements of music are often assumed to be understood prior to the user finding the resource. From identifying sounds, recognizing the patterns and groupings of notes the user finds compelling, to arranging chord progressions, basslines, and melodies, users can now make musical choices from the very beginning.
This post first appeared in part on Bandzoogle