Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Program!

    • Welcome to Simple Secrets!

  • 2

    MODULE 1: How to Make Hooky Hooks

    • 1 What Is Music?

    • 2 WHY Is A Great Musical Hook?

    • 3 The Q&A Game

    • Hooks Playbook

    • Musical Hook "Call" / "Question" Examples

    • Module 1 Summary Images

  • 3

    Join The Community

    • Say Hello!

  • 4

    [BONUS EXTRA] How to Listen Like an Oxford Trained Musician Masterclasses

    • 1: What Makes Great Music Great?

    • 2: How Simple Ideas Make Great Music?

    • 3: It's All in the Groove Baby

    • 4: Melody Harmony Bass Make Em Sing

    • 5: Repetitive Music? Exciting Arrangement.

    • 6: Colour & Contrast: Mixing to Perfection

  • 5

    [OPTIONAL EXTRA] The Harmonic Series

    • Bobby McFerrin Plays The Audience

    • "The harmonic series in music" Assaff Weisman

  • 6

    [OPTIONAL EXTRA] Leonard Bernstein Lectures

    • 1 - Musical Phonology

    • 2 - Musical Syntax

    • 3 - Musical Semantics

    • 4 - The Delights & Dangers of Ambiguity

    • 5 - The 20th Century Crisis

    • 6 - The Poetry Of Earth

  • 7

    MODULE 1: 2nd Music Game

    • "The Magic Hook Machine"

    • The Magic Hook Machine Playbook

    • The Magic Hook Machine: Summary Image

    • The Magic Hook Machine: Examples

  • 8

    Module 2: How to Create the Perception of S P A C E

    • 1 Why "Space" NOW?

    • 2 Principles of Space

    • 3 The Figure / Ground Game

    • Module 2 "Space" Playbook

    • Summary Images

    • S P A C E : Musical Examples

  • 9

    Module 2: 2nd Music Game

    • The Proximity Game

    • The Proximity Game Playbook

    • The Proximity Game: Summary Image

    • The Proximity Game: Example

  • 10

    MODULE 3: Kill 'Em With CONTRAST!

    • 01 Contrast is a BIG Deal

    • 02 A "Broad Brushstroke Overview" of the "Nitty Gritty Details"

    • 03 How I Created Contrast

    • 04 The Music Game

    • Playbook & Summary Images

  • 11

    Module 3: 2nd Music Game

    • The Contrast H.I.T.

    • The Contrast H.I.T. Playbook

    • The Contrast H.I.T. Image

  • 12

    MODULE 4: Become a Musical Storyteller

    • Why Tell A Story?

    • The Arc (taken from "Make An Album With Mike In Search of Flow")

    • How to Develop Your Musical Story

    • POP Quiz!

    • Summary Images

    • Module 4 "Story" Playbook

    • [BONUS] What is a Metaphor in Music? (taken from "Make Unique Music" program)

  • 13

    Module 4: 2nd Music Game

    • coming soon...

    • The Hero's Journey Game

    • The Hero's Journey Playbook

  • 14

    MODULE 5: Tease Them With Tension Then Delight Them With.........Release!

    • Tension...............?

    • What's "Tension" In Your Music?

    • 10 Ways To Create Tension Using Gestalt Opposition Techniques

    • The Gestalt Opposition Game

    • Module 5 Tension Playbook

  • 15

    Module 5: 2nd Music Game

    • The Final 5 Ways To Create Tension (& 2nd Music Game)

    • Module 5 RELEASE! Playbook

  • 16

    MODULE 6: Create Emotional IMPACT With Your Music 🔥💥⚡️

    • THE Burning Question?

    • Music that MOVES...

    • The Tactus Technique

    • Module 6 Music Game

    • Module 6 Emotion Playbook

    • Module 6 Summary Images

  • 17

    Module 6: The FINAL Music Game

    • The Trailer Game

    • The Trailer Game Playbook

    • Summary Images