The Art of Beatmaking

Find your groove as you lay down the beats, basslines, and chords to your original new song! 

March 12 - April 2, 2022


10am-12pm Pacific
(1pm-3pm Eastern)
The first module introduces students to using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to record and create audio on their computer. Every good song starts with a catchy beat, and students will use virtual instruments to layer drums, a bassline, and chords to create the foundation of their original song.  

  • PC or Mac Computer
  • Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9. 2 or later.
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Free account on BandLab
Course Takeaway
By the end of this module, students will have used a DAW to create the instrumental basis of their original song, including the drum beat, bass line, and chords. 

  • Audio interface
  • MIDI controller
  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • XLR cable
  • 1/4”TS Instrument cable

Course contents

Tyler Forrest

Songwriter, film composer, and music producer
About the Instructor
Tyler is a songwriter, film composer, and music producer located in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Louisiana, Tyler was exposed to music at a young age and has been writing and producing music ever since he picked up his first guitar. He has written and produced music for TV, commercials, movies, and national radio. Recently, Tyler was the composer for Millennium Films’ action/comedy movie “Search and Destroy”. Tyler has always been driven by passion for the arts and music performance. Through persistence and constant exploration, that passion has turned into a career. “I go where the music takes me” is Tyler’s life motto.