BEYOND THE ESSENTIALS OF HIP- HOP PRODUCTION
HIP HOP COURSE
Do you want your beats to rise to the next level, compose your own music for your vocals and release your own professional music in the Hip-Hop scene? Then you can learn the skills to make professional productions from Mucky in the Hip-Hop Course! It does not matter which program you prefer for making beats. We welcome everyone!
STAGE 1 : INTRODUCTION
When building a house, you always start with the foundation. You can say the same thing about making beats. How do you make a good drumloop? How do you get that extra ‘edge’ in your mix by using effects? Furthermore, you’ll be taught how to use your DAW or software, you’ll get tips about finding the best free samples and how you can best remodel your home studio. You will hear stories about the history of Hip-Hop as well. Lastly, we will look at your personal ambitions and set up personal learning goals for you.
STAGE 2 : SOUND CHOICE
What is sound really? How do our ears work? These are important questions to ensure your basic understanding of sound. You will learn how to choose your sounds, by means of an instrument or by sampling the sound in your program. This also takes into account the different urban music styles: which sounds make each genre unique and how you apply this in your productions yourself? You will also have learn the basics of music theory: how do you make melodies and fitting chords? Which arrangements, chord progressions and sounds work best in your style of music?
STAGE 3 : PRODUCTION AND MIXING
Having learned music and sound theory you will dive even deeper into the practice of production and mixing in your software of choice. You learn about essential effects and how to apply them in practical lessons. We learn how to use effects in a creative way, but also how to make a good mix using the various techniques available to your program. How do you get a groovy and unique drum sound for the beats you are making? How can you stretch and sample fragments? How do you use reverb and delay creatively? Turn the knobs and you will know how this shapes the sound of your beats.
STAGE 4 : YOUR FINAL ASSIGNMENT
After finalizing the third semester you master the knowledge and techniques to make your own track in your DAW or software. In the fourth and last semester of this course we are going to look at what could be better in your mix. We will also be talking about mastering tracks. The lessons also focus on the release of your productions. What is the best way to contact a label? Which aspects influence the correct development of your network? How do you go through the process of going from the studio to the stage? In short, everything to provide you with the fundamentals to become a serious Hip-Hop artist.
If you talk underground electronic music in Rotterdam, you will automatically get to know Mucky (Reynard Bargmann). He is a producer/dj with a long history in Dutch music scene. With his group NoizBoiz he toured through the country with high energy grime beats and raps, which eventually led him to produce beats for grime legend Wiley on his latest album “The Godfather.” Today he produces all music for Dutch-Iranian singer from Rotterdam SEVDALIZA, which released her debut album “ISON” in April 2017 and gets world wide recognition, and topping the iTunes electronica charts in 7 countries. His sound was influenced the love for NL/UK underground music, from Grime, Dubstep, Trip-hop, House and much more. With Mucky as your Hip Hop course teacher, you will learn from a legend in Rotterdam and one of the best in the scene.
- Making Hip-Hop beats
- Spending time with his family and child
EXTRA STUDENT INFORMATION
HIP-HOP COURSE PRIVATE
In addition to the 20 lessons, you receive various extras as a Hip-Hop Course student to get the most out of your year at MPA. This way you get free access to all our events including guest workshops and masterclasses. You also receive discounts on both software and hardware and our teachers give personal advice about your home studio.
It is also possible to follow the Hip-Hop Course through private lessons. You can use the same student extras as regular students of the Hip-Hop Course. Ask us about the conditions!
DAYS AND TIMES OF CLASSES
The Hip-hop Course lessons are on Friday morning at 10:00-13:00. If there are too many applicants, we will make arrangements for a second class on Saturday.
The study load for this Course is 8 hours a week. This can of course vary per student and includes the hours of the lessons to be taken. Ask for a free and non-binding appointment with one of our teachers for more information about the study load and further content of this course!
OPEN HOUSE, INTAKES & TRIAL LESSONS
Before the start of every Hip-Hop Course, we offer everyone the opportunity to visit our open day and meet the teaching team. A personal and no-obligation intake with your teacher of choice is also possible throughout the year. Please contact us in case you want a trial lesson.