Course Overview

The theory of how music works is at the core of all electronic music be it big room house, epic trance, D'n'B, techno or anything between. Understanding the main concepts behind music theory will give you a full suite of tools to compliment any production knowledge you may have, allowing you to add depth and quirks to you tracks, while speeding up your workflow. This course will show you how to understand the rules of music theory and how to apply them to sequencing and composition in any DAW.

Session 1 - Rhythms: In this lesson we will take a look at the basics of how rhythm works, using examples from a range of real world music examples, demonstrating what rhythms commonly work with different genres of electronic music. We'll show you how to take this theory and apply it to your own drum patterns and basslines, using whatever DAW you like. 

Session 2 - Scales & Keys: In lesson 2 we delve into the world of scales and keys, showing you how to understand what notes are available to you when producing a track and how this effects the overall vibe of you tune. We look at how the rules can be kept and broken to create uplifting anthems through to dark techno. 

Session 3 - Melody: In lesson 3 we take a close look at what makes a good melody, using some real examples from the world of dance music. We look at how to programme and write effective hooks that stick in the head and see how different melodies work for different genres.

Session 4 - Harmony: In this lesson we investigate the world of chords, showing how music notes can work together to create everything from hands in the air euphoric moments, to pitch black techno stabs.


Graham Ginty 


4 sessions – 2/3 hours per session 
Every Tuesday from 6pm – 9pm




Get in touch via the Contact page for more details on upcoming session dates and times for this course

What is supplied

  • Midi Keyboard
  • Ableton Live Suite
  • Sample Packs
  • Course Notes
  • Midi Files
  • Latest iMac
  • Headphones
  • Tutor - Graham Ginty


At the end of the course, Graham will select the student who shows the most potential to receive a further day in the studio working one on one with him on whatever aspects of the training they would like more help with. This is an amazing opportunity to get into the studio with someone as talented and knowledgeable as Graham for one to one mentoring. You can ask questions, work on some of your personal projects, and polish the tracks you have been developing during the four week course, therefore benefitting from Graham’s breadth of experience to point you in the right direction to get your track finished to a high standard.