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HACKING THEORY

WITH SIMPLE MUSIC NOTATION™

WHY IS IT GREAT?

STEP-BY-STEP TEXT

85 pages of step-by-step instructional text, written in a casual, conversational tone so that you don't die of boredom while reading it.

OPTIMIZED FORMAT

 PDF format with embedded audio, so that you can read and listen everywhere you go.

AUDIO EXAMPLES

Over 40+ high-quality WAV files embedded in the ebook so that you can hear and truly understand what you're learning.

VISUAL LEARNING

Teaches theory using basic numbers and keyboard illustrations only - no need to read sheet music!

WHAT'S COVERED?

PART I - MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS

Part I builds your musical knowledge from the ground up, starting with pitch, frequency, and the piano keyboard. You'll learn about:

  • Pitch, pitch class, and notes

  • Frequency and scientific pitch notation (which is what all major DAWs use)

  • How to bypass the classical system using simple numbers

  • What the major and minor modes are

  • How to use intervals without memorizing terms

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PART II - MUSIC HACKS

Part II dives into the practical applications of theory you can use to instantly improve your music. You'll get chapters on:

  • Octaves and The Rule of Seven

  • The RFS Method for Chords (a system so easy, you'll be wondering why you hadn't thought of it!)

  • Chord Progressions and Cadences

  • Key Transposition and Modulation

  • Arrangement Hacks for EDM (Including a step-by-step template)

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PART III - APPENDICES

Tired of endlessly searching the Internet for useful information? These appendices give you the resources you've been looking for in a detailed, organized way:

  • A reference piano keyboard

  • Methods for calculating intervals

  • Key conversion charts for EVERY major and minor scale

  • The circle of cadences (the circle of fifths)

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WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY?

Skeptical of Simple Music Notation? EDM Theory interviewed university professors, professional performing musicians, and recording studio engineers.* Here's what they had to say:

Roy Malan
Former Concertmaster, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

“The book looks great. As a violinist born with absolute pitch (one step beyond perfect pitch, enabling me to name the pitch resulting when anything is dropped on the ground, for example), I'm always fascinated with work like this.”

Peter K. Marsh
Associate Professor, Department of Music, CSU East Bay

“Simple Music Notation™ is a good idea. In our program, we get many students asking if they could produce music without having to go through the formal music theory course cycle. There needs to be away of reaching these folks that want to make music but don't have the time or interest in extended musical training. I like the conversational tone of the text.” 

J.J. Wiesler
Studio Engineer, Decibelle Recording Studio, San Francisco

“I think it's a great idea, and any book that can explain just enough to get some aspiring musicians to their 'aha' moment is a welcome addition to the discussion.” 

Jack Kertzman
Studio Manager & Engineer, Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco

“Simple Music Notation™ is concise, and I imagine engineers/producers without a formal music background will find it useful.” 

Elisa Moles
Award-Winning Flutist and Flute Instructor at CSU Fresno

“I think that the explanations are very clearly written, especially with the layout and figures.” 

Kimberly L. Bruder, Ph.D.
Music Faculty, CSU Chico

“The book is clear, accurate, and fun to read.” 

*These quotations are from real professionals in the music industry. The quotations are taken from their email responses and are the true beliefs and opinions of the originators. They were NOT paid for their testimonials.

BUT IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Sure, academics and professionals love it. But what about new and up-and-coming producers? EDM Theory asked people for feedback on Instagram*, and the response was amazing.

Here's what they had to say:

@professorenigma
@venperp
@warchiefcry
@envinite
@chrisblyndside
@realkojax

*These screenshots were taken from REAL interactions with real people on Instagram. They are the true beliefs and opinions of the originators. They were NOT paid for their feedback. EDM Theory is not affiliated with Instagram or Facebook, Inc.

PRICING

Complete PDF Textbook $97

What You Get:

  • Digital PDF Download

  • 85 Pages of Step-by-Step Text

  • Over 40+ Embedded Audio Examples

  • Free Updates for Life

  • Free Email Support

30-DAY GUARANTEE

A lifetime of classical training and months of work went into writing the text and creating the audio examples for this product, so I'm 100% positive it'll have a huge impact on your ability to make great music.

But what if it doesn't? 

No problem - just email me within 30 days of purchase, and I'll give you a full refund. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

 

There's absolutely no risk to you.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey there, I'm Eric from EDM Theory. I developed Simple Music Notation™ and founded this company after being fed up with the mindless memorization mindset that has been rampant in music education for decades. Who am I to challenge the established order? Just a guy who is brave enough to say out loud: "It can be better."

 

I'm a music producer, audio engineer, author, entrepreneur, and former scientist. I've studied under people like Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5Hans Zimmer, Hyperbits, Brian Hood, Grant Cardone, and Brendon Burchard. I've even been personally mentored by Jason Capital (named one of the top entrepreneurs by Forbes). I've published six ebooks (including two full-length textbooks) and run my own studio, EX Music Production.

*EDM Theory is not affiliated with Apple, Inc. and does not intend to infringe on its trademarked logo.

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