Hi Jon (sorry, last time I wrote Jhon):
I’m finding the course 101 super useful, but I feel like I am lacking some furthered knowledge for the course. Can you recommend any good books or other material to cover the basics? For example, I have problems to understand the V/V (fifth of the fifth), or I don’t know very well all the scales.
Also, I would be very interested if you can recommend any materials related to composing music for videogames. Are you planning on creating some courses about that in the future maybe?
Thanks a lot. I’m really enjoying the material!
It sounds like you need to brush up on your notation and basic music theory skills.
The work books has some comprehensive exercises for familiarity with scales, and chords, which you should take a look at.
The two best sites for basic music theory seem to be http://www.musictheory.net/ and https://www.teoria.com/. Learning all the scales intimately takes time, and I would recommend practicing your composing is different keys – which will allow you familiarize yourself within the context of composition.
Right now I don’t have any plans on a video game composing course. You could check out http://www.videogamemusicacademy.com/.
There are also a few books on amazon. Just search video game music, and they will pop up.
Thanks for the answer!
For the moment I will continue until I complete the 101 and the 201 courses! And I will use the websites to learn more about the scales.