Hi Apprentices, we’re just in the studio having a little tea break, and we wanna take the opportunity to share some BIG news with you! We’re exceptionally excited today, as after months of planning, we’re finally ready to reveal the next evolutionary stage of our Hack Music Theory apprenticeship… Apprentice of the Year!
NOT AN APPRENTICE?
Yep, we’re starting a brand new Hack Music Theory tradition, an annual award. Yeah so every December, to celebrate another year of awesome apprentices, we’re gonna nominate three of you for our new and prestigious award, Apprentice of the Year. We’ll then do a video on each nominee, in which we’ll introduce them to our YouTube audience, as well as teach one hack from one section of a song of theirs (and don’t worry, the song does not need to be finished). Then, after all three videos have been published, we’ll open up voting for five days, via a poll in our YouTube community tab. Our YouTube audience will then vote for their favourite apprentice, and we’ll announce our 2018 Apprentice of the Year the following Monday, in our YouTube video.
We’re always dreaming about the future of Hack Music Theory and how we can help you even more, and we envision this Apprentice of the Year award eventually growing into a launching pad for new artists’ careers, kinda like an American Idol or X-Factor or whatever, but based on art and education, not trends and entertainment. And you know what, as our YouTube audience grows and grows, our dream of using this award to launch careers gets closer and closer! Now I know what you’re thinking, this is all very nice and everything, but let’s talk prizes.
Okay okay, so, if you win, you’re walking away with not one, but two epic prizes:
- Firstly, you’ll get a permanent feature on the Apprenticeship page of our website, which will include an artist photo and profile, as well as our YouTube video on you and your song.
- Secondly, you’ll get free lifetime access to every apprenticeship, ever - past, present, and future! And just so you know, we plan on doing apprenticeships for decades, so we’re talking thousands of dollars here!
Now, you’re probably wondering, how do you enter? Well, you already have! We’ve been monitoring (and will continue to monitor) the Network, and we’re gonna nominate the three most consistently-engaged and positively-contributing apprentices, who are truly here to improve themselves and their music, while also helping and encouraging others to do the same. Also, please note that we can only consider you if you’re brave enough to share your new music in the Network. And remember, sharing works-in-progress is even better than sharing finished songs, as you get to benefit from the feedback of your fellow apprentices.
We’ll be announcing our three nominees in September. Then, if you’re a nominee, we’ll discuss what section of what song we wanna use for our YouTube video, and if you’re up for it, we’d love to include a short video of you sharing your experience of being on the Apprenticeship, and in the Network. Right, and that concludes this announcement, we’ll now return to the scheduled programming. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our Hack Music Theory apprenticeship. Keep calm and drink tea!
Kate & Ray Harmony (AKA Revolution Harmony)
Music Teachers & Producers in Vancouver BC, Canada
Hack Music Theory is the pioneering notation-free method for making great music. Taught by award-winning music lecturer Ray Harmony, and his protégé (and wife) Kate Harmony, from their studio in Vancouver BC, Canada. Ray is the author of critically-acclaimed book series "Hack Music Theory", and has made music with Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Ihsahn (Emperor), Kool Keith (Ultramagnetic MCs), Madchild (Swollen Members), and many more. Kate has the highest grade distinction in Popular Music Theory from the London College of Music, and is the only person on the planet who's been trained by Ray to teach his Hack Music Theory method! While these Hack Music Theory YouTube lessons teach music theory for producers and DAW users, they are designed to accommodate all music makers (songwriters, guitarists, etc.) and all genres, from Electronic Music to R&B, Pop to Hip-Hop, Reggae to Rock, EDM/Dance to Metal (and yes, we djefinitely Djent!).
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