Online courses from £15
We’ve combined some of our most popular online courses into Expert Tracks. Expert tracks from Elevate take a deeper dive into your subject area through brilliant value bundles – covering instruments, Music Production, Blues Guitar to Creative Songwriting and more.
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Through our great value and comprehensive expert track bundles, you’ll delve into the details of your chosen subject. Try our Essential Blues Guitar Expert Track for a broad look at this cultural phenomenon, getting to grips with the technical elements and unique style that make this such an iconic genre. Songwriting more your thing? Try either the Creative Songwriting Expert Track or the Complete Songwriter Expert Track, learning about crafting lyrics, popular genres and beating writer’s block.
As for the more experimental, our expert tracks in areas like Sound Production with Ableton Live are ideal, helping you master this cutting-edge software from production to editing and effects. Whatever you choose, once you’re finished you’ll have developed the skills, knowledge and portfolio you need to make your own music or build your career.
We’ve combined some of our most popular online courses into Expert Tracks
Creative Songwriting Expert Track
Sponsored by industry specialists Samplesound this special 3-in-1 course combines elements of our more challenging songwriting courses, The Creative Process, Content & Genres & Lyric Writing.
If you’ve got a solid foundation in songwriting and want to explore further, then this is ideal for performers, producers, writers and hobbyists everywhere. Through a mix of video, reading and hands-on tasks, you’ll learn how to generate new ideas, beat writer’s block and form drafted concepts into fully-crafted works. You’ll also explore and experiment with a range of exciting genres, from country to electronica, developing song ideas for each, and a polished piece in two styles. Finally, you’ll cover co-writing in depth, including different approaches, the art of collaboration, and forming songwriting relationships. Do it all online and in any order, and even dip back in once you’ve finished. It’s everything you need to grow from an advanced to an expert songwriter – and all at your own pace.
The Complete Songwriter Expert Track
Sponsored by industry specialists IK Multimedia and iZotope, this expert track brings together our Introduction to Ableton Live and Soundscape Composition courses into one complete sound production package
So you can perform, but what about mastering the creative and theoretical side of songwriting? The Songwriter Expert Track reveals all, covering essential technical elements of music theory, as well as guiding you to generate, develop and refine your very own songs. It’s all led by music experts, and developed with today’s industry in mind. Drilling down into the detail, you’ll start with basic songwriting, to better generate ideas, structure your writing and finesse your lyrics. Next, you’ll analyse popular songs and styles for insight and inspiration. Finally, you’ll explore more advanced elements, like experimenting with different genres and co-writing. With access anytime online, learn and grow at your own pace and dip into modules as often as you like. Optional masterclass and mentoring add-ons give you more access to the experts, too. So, whether you’re full of song ideas or stuck in a rut, this track will help you develop, grow and build a portfolio you can be proud of.
Sound Production With Ableton Live Expert Track
Sponsored by industry specialists IK Multimedia and iZotope, this expert track brings together our Introduction to Ableton Live and Soundscape Composition courses into one complete sound production package.
From atmospheric background tracks to video game environments, composing your own unique soundscapes is an art form that transports your listeners through time and space — all from the comfort of their own homes. But to create the most memorable and evocative sound journeys, you’ll need the editing skills, equipment and knowledge to bring your tracks come alive. That’s why this comprehensive course bundle doesn’t just teach you how to craft soundscapes from scratch; it also delves into the inner workings of Ableton Live, a professional audio production platform designed for musicians and sound artists.
Essential Blues Guitar Expert Track
This special 2-in-1 course combines elements of our most popular blues guitar courses, Blues Rhythm Guitar and Blues Guitar Styles. It’s a fantastic overview of the theory and practice of six essential styles, fully-led by a blues guitar expert tutor, and taking you through the history and heritage of this iconic genre
Covering everything from Chicago to Memphis blues, get to grips with the licks, bends, progressions and riffs that make this such a timeless, recognisable style. From gospel influences to jazz and rock, you’ll chart this changing genre and delve into its vocabulary, technical moves and influential players. On this in-depth course, you’ll even learn about performing as a band, picking up tips and tricks on timing and collaboration. It’s all done online, at your pace, with optional add-ons like 121 mentoring and music lessons to hone your skills. Whether you’re a seasoned player or burgeoning beginner, consider this your ticket to truly mastering the blues.
Here what our students say
The Compelte Songwriter Exper Track
“Knowledgeably and engagingly taught. Great as an experience to wash over you to bring out your self in sharp relief as it relates to writing – great as a continuing resource to dip into now and again for brushing up on concepts. Highly recommended!”
Essential Blues Guitar Expert Track
“The lessons make it easy to learn rhythm blues and how to play different styles, they’re also presented in an easy way to follow. Great lesson pack to fall back on – would highly recommend.”
Creative Songwriter Expert Track
“I really enjoyed the course actually. I was inspired by this course and would like to do the advanced course in the future.It was inspiring, sensational, really got me into thinking and I wrote one song on lock down. I have been slowly depicting the chords to master my own song with my electric guitar, but it has been a challenge!”
Thinking about taking these online courses?
- WHAT'S INCLUDED IN the essential blues guitar BUNDLE?
Our Essential Blues Guitar Expert Track includes both our ‘Blues Rhythm Guitar’ and ‘Blues Guitar Styles’ courses. This is an Elevate special 2 in 1 bundle course.
- WHO IS THE ESSENTIAL BLUES GUITAR EXPERT TRACK FOR?
If you’re a guitarist looking to dive into the blues and develop your skills as a solid and capable blues performer, this bundle will ensure you can jam to any genre of blues, both confidently and charismatically.
- WILL I BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUES JAMS AFTER COMPLETEING THE ESSENTIAL BLUES GUITAR EXPERT TRACK?
Yes – this course was specifically designed with this goal in mind! Once you’ve finished studying the course modules, you’ll be a capable blues guitarist able to take part in any blues jam you come across!
- WHAT'S THE BENEFIT OF BUYING COURSES AS A BUNDLE, RATHER THAN SEPARATELY?
If you purchase these courses as a bundle, you’ll have our collection of knowledge and lessons together in one place online. Studying both courses one after the other will allow you to truly immerse yourself in your chosen subject as well as being great value.
- WHAT'S INCLUDED IN the complete songwriter EXPERT TRACK?
Our Complete Songwriting Expert Track bundle includes Songwriting The Basics, the ‘Songwriting: The Creative Process’ and ‘Songwriting: Content & Genre’ and ‘Lyric Writing’ courses. By purchasing them together as a bundle, you’ll gain a more thorough understanding of songwriting craft by studying them one after the other. It also allows you to keep all your songwriting resources and lessons together in the one online location.
- Who is THE complete songwriter bundle for?
This bundle is perfect if you’re a songwriter looking to challenge yourself creatively and understand more about the craft of songwriting from start to finish.
- HOW MANY SONGS WILL I WRITE ON THE complete songwriter ONLINE COURSE?
Studying this bundle, you’ll work on at least eight new songs, including six genre-specific pieces.
- What will i learn on the sound production with ableton live online course
You’ll learn the basics of one of the most popular music production software products in the world – Ableton Live. Once you complete this course, you’ll be equipped with an impressive toolkit to write and produce your own electronic music using the programme. This Elevate special 2-in-1 music production course bundle is sponsored by industry specialists IK Multimedia and iZotope, this expert track brings together our Introduction to Ableton Live and Soundscape Composition courses into one complete sound production package. You’ll learn how to record industry-standard soundscapes, as well as how to edit, arrange, mix and master sounds using specialist techniques such as wrapping, time-stretching, quantisation and more. It’s the ideal course bundle for anyone looking to sharpen their production skills and get to grips with industry-leading software.
- IS THE sound production with ableton live online course AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE?
Yes. You’ll be guided to explore the basics of the Ableton Live software and will pick up tips and tricks along the way to help you navigate the program’s features and benefits.
- WHAT'S INCLUDED IN CREATIVE SONGWRITING BUNDLE?
The Creative Songwriting Expert Track bundle includes both the ‘Songwriting: The Creative Process’ and ‘Songwriting: Content & Genre’ and ‘Lyric Writing’ courses. By purchasing them together as a bundle, you’ll gain a more thorough understanding of songwriting craft by studying them one after the other. It also allows you to keep all your songwriting resources and lessons together in the one online location.
- WHO IS THE CREATIVE SONGWRITING BUNDLE FOR?
This bundle is perfect if you’re an intermediate songwriter looking to challenge yourself creatively and understand more about the craft of songwriting.
The Ace Guitar Academy
Want to learn electric guitar from a pro? Look no further. In this charismatic course by Ace, guitarist in legendary British rock group Skunk Anansie, you’ll learn all the essential theories, techniques, and concepts, and get an overview of the electric guitar and the part it plays in contemporary music.
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Our music industry partners
At Elevate, we develop our courses alongside music partners to give you exclusive discounts on the latest industry-leading gear. For our music production courses, you’ll have access to offers from brands like Synchro Arts, IKmultimedia, Ableton Live and more, plus insider knowledge and video tutorials, to shape and finesse your sound.