Visit the Contents page to start learning the basic terminology and concepts that will help you communicate with other producers.
Why is this important?
Learning a bit of music theory will help you work with MIDI so you can write basslines chords and melodies,
and it will also help you understand rhythmic structures such as bpm, groove, and sync settings which we see in Ableton all the time.
Thank you to the authors at Open Music Theory!
Here's a note from them:
"This textbook is meant to support active student engagement with music in the theory classroom. That means that this text is meant to take a back seat to student music making (and breaking)."
"This 'textbook' is an open-source textbook. That means that you are free to use, modify, distribute, even sell its contents provided that you 1) attribute the original to us, and 2) pass on the same rights to others (which includes us!) by licensing your derivative work the same way we license this one. (See the Creative Commons license deed linked on each page of this textbook.)
In fact, we highly encourage others to “hack” this book: supplement it, reword it, add examples, drop chapters, mash it up with another one. Not only will that mean a greater diversity of material available, but if you improve your version of this work with your hacks, we can use those improvements to make this resource better, too."