Welcome to Learning The Bassics! If you’re a young artist than you already know that learning and creating music is hard, but you have to start somewhere, so why not here?
Hi, I’m Maddie, and I’ve created this site with a very unique purpose. The website is a foundation for a new kind of education, one that is made not for you but with you. I myself am a beginner in the vast world of music making; I am an aspiring music producer and I hardly know where to start. It is hard to learn music on a low budget, or without one at all, but I knew I had to make it work. The only difference between you and me is that my job is to do the dirty work and bring the best parts of the internet to you. I have connections with artists and business people in the music industry and I can promise you that everything you see here on Learning The Bassics is nothing short of quality content.
I want to learn to produce music more than anything, but I can’t do it alone. I am hoping to establish a community of young artists like myself, diving into the deep end and trying to learn it all. That probably sounds terrifying, and I promise you, it is. As my music mentor has told me, there’s no way to learn it all. However, this shouldn’t stop us from trying! When you start working with different instruments and begin diving into music theory, you start to make involuntary connections. In many ways it’s more like acquiring a language than learning a skill. There’s so much to learn and where do we start? The basics! The harder question is how do we start?
I post daily, but every post will be different. Today is an introduction, but tomorrow could be an interview with a more experienced producer. The next day could be a video demonstration of a chord I learned on the guitar, and the day after could be a shoutout to a new creator like you.
Some weeks/months will have a theme, and some weeks/months might have a challenge. For example, perhaps one week instead of having a totally different post everyday, I have a theme like “how to learn ‘Riptide’ by Vance Joy on the piano”. And for an example of a challenge, I could challenge everyone to try making a simple song using free production software in a month and then have everyone submit their work so we can all give each other feedback. And, of course, I am learning as I go as well, so after most daily posts will be an attatched detailed account of my successes and failures. What did I figure out? What sounded good? What went south? Many questions like these will be answered, saving you a lot of time and trouble when you go practice whatever material was covered.
This might all sound a little confusing now, but I promise that once you start reading you’ll better understand the importance of this site to beginning creators and producers. We are all in this together, and we will help each other grow and succeed. We all of something unique to contribute to this community, and we will make each other smarter and lend each other our experiences. But just to say it, we are most importantly here to have fun.
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Everything is organized to ensure that the information that you need can be easily accessed. You can begin navigating my site by locating the menu bar at the top of my site (on a mobile phone it will appear as three horizontal lines), which will link you to four different pages. It starts with my Home page, connecting you to some basic information about this site and what my goals and mission are. Then, you can click on my Blog page, which is where you will find all of my posts (and since you’re reading this post I think it’s safe to assume that you’ve found it). The layout of this page allows you to briefly preview my posts so you can more easily find what you’re looking for, rather than scrolling through endless pages of information that might be irrelevant to you. Next, we have Contact, which is one of several places where you can find access to my email (email@example.com), and request a meeting if you’re interested in a more personal conversation or want to work on a collaborative project (note that everyone is a priority, although meetings are accepted upon review). Lastly, we have my About page, where you can find even more information about me and my site.
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If you aren’t happy with something you see, or have an idea for a change you’d like to see here at Learning The Bassics, don’t hesitate to reach out! It’s a virtual world these days and you should feel comfortable in the online communities you’re a part of. All follows, comments, likes and emails are monitored to ensure that this remains a safe environment so that we can all safely continue to work together to learn and create music. Music is a right, not a privilege. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is supported. All WordPress follows will be immediately returned, and all comments liked and answered; this is not a one way site. Now, with all that being said, I hope you’re on board. Let’s start making some music!