Udemy has launched a new tutorial course called Drum Programming Masterclass, Part 1: Rhythms & Patterns, the first part in a comprehensive class by Ableton Live Certified Trainer and co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, Jason Allen.

Aiming to bring you the most comprehensive manual on beat programming techniques ever created, the class includes sets, sessions, samples, and experiments for you to try on your own and follow along with.

Jason Allen Drum Programming Masterclass Part 1

For years I’ve been teaching Music Technology in the college classroom. As a University Professor, my classes are sought after, and, frankly, expensive. I believe Ableton Live can be learned by anyone, and cost shouldn’t be a barrier. This class uses the same outline and syllabus I’ve used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost.

In this class, we are going to be making beats. Drum beats, in particular. You don’t need to know music theory, harmony, reading music, or any particular audio application.

I’ll be using Ableton Live and some Logic in this course, but it will be easy to following along on whatever program you are most comfortable with. We will start the class off with basic rhythm theory, and learning where (typically) we put the kick, the snare, and the hi-hats. Then we will learn to adapt that pattern to work for a number of different styles.

This is a comprehensive class – that means there are three (3!) different classes that together make the complete sequence. This is Part 1. (The best place to start!)

Also in the class we will be doing a number of analysis projects. That just means we will load up some tracks, and re-construct the beat in the track. Doing this will help us to see how those beats are built, and guide us in making our own beats.

The course is available now from Udemy for 13.99 EUR.

More information: Drum Programming Masterclass, Part 1: Rhythms & Patterns