Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers

The melody of your track is it's soul, it can take you on a journey and can move you emotionally. It is a vital tool you must master in order to make great music.. There is just one major obsticle.... 'Music Theory'.

On this course you'll learn only the essential music theory knowledge required to write your own 'Killer Melodies'.


  • Any genre, any DAW

No 'MUSIC THEORY' knowledge required

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Easy to follow, easy to repeat, step by step instruction to writing melodies


Create your own original chord progressions which builds in complexity as you progress


Learn only the essential music theory concepts necessary to write EDM melodies


From the simple stuff right through to a full musical structure for your tracks

This course is specifically designed for electronic music producers to get quick results


Keep the listener pulled into your tracks using melodic tension and release


Work out the scale of an vocal so you can write an accompanying melody for it


Create catchy and interesting lead rhythmic patterns        

Total course length 2 Hours 30 Mins - 17 Lessons

Course Modules

Module 1 - Foundational Knowledge (Vids 1-3):

Here we'll tackle the absolute basics for those of you who are totally new to writing EDM chord progressions and melodies, like understanding the keyboard layout so you can always centre yourself. We'll then look at the first rule you need to make awesome chord progressions and melodies which is picking a scale to work in. This narrows down the notes we can use to make our melodies (watch the 3 free videos below to see this).

Module 2 - Making Your First Chord Progression (Vids 4-5):

With your scale selected you'll learn how to make a basic triad chord and learn the very simple rule behind this that allows you to make any triad chord you like, no matter what scale you are using. You'll make your first chord progression using very simple and easy to repeat strategies that you can use every time in your own tracks. Learning how to 'resolve' chord progressions is vital to making good music; you'll learn how here.

Module 3 - Expanding Your Chord Progression (vids 6-9):

Having a basic chord progression is a great start but we want to blow people away with our melody. Here you'll learn to add complexity to your chord progression. Adding complexity in the right way is what makes a great chord progression but the actual process of making it more complex does not have to be complex in itself. We'll break it down and create 7th & 9th chords, use degree juggling and chord stacking to do this.

Module 4 - Writing an EDM Lead Melody (Vids 10-13): 

Now we have a really strong chord progression and musical structure for our track it's time to add a lead melody. Here we have more freedom to experiment but there are rules and strategies (like using 'melodic tension & release') that we can use to guide us and help improve our lead melody so it draws the listener in and keeps their attention throughout the track. You'll learn to use stable & unstable notes, tension & release and rhythmic patterns to make killer hooks.

Module 5 - Putting it all into Practice (Vids 14-15):

Here Jon goes through and builds 2 different style melodies from the ground up so you can see how all of the skills you have just learned work in real life situations. First up is a House melody, starting with picking a scale, building an 8 bar chord progression and then using our music structure to make a hook melody. Second up is a Future Bass melody, following the same pattern and making it from picking the scale to the hook.

Module 6 - Helpful Extras (Vids 16-19):

In this module we look at some helpful extras like; how to work out what scale a vocal was sung in, so you can use that to write a perfect accompanying melody. There are apps out there which can also help you get good, quick and easy results. With your newfound knowledge they are much easier to get to grips with. We'll look at making a melody with one of these and how to extract and manipulate it further. Well lastly look at how to write counter melodies.

FREE lessons from the course

Watch Lesson 1

Music Theory for EDM Producers - Introduction:

Here your tutor Jon welcomes you and takes you through what you can expect to get inside the 'Killer Melodies' course and how it is structured.

Watch Lesson 2

Music Theory for EDM Producers - Understanding the Keyboad Layout:

In lesson 2 of 'Killer Melodies' Jon explains the basics of the keyboard layout and how to find your way around without getting lost, for the beginners amongst you.

Watch Lesson 3

Music Theory for EDM Producers - Picking a Scale:

In lesson 3 of the 'Killer Melodies' course Jon teaches you the first super important rule to follow, the scale. He shows you how easy it is to pick a scale and then use it as a guide to start making music your own really cool melodies.

" Great series of videos that has opened my eyes to a more melodic approach to production ".

Mat W

" Learned a lot, easy to understand. Thanks a lot for your amazing courses. "

Patrik W

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Jon Merritt (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 18 years and has been teaching for the last 8 of them. In his career he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo. His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.

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