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Music For Reality TV: The Proven Composition Process From Theme To Underscore

Learn how to compose for TV from the most award-winning composer of the last two decades. In this class, Jeff Lippencott brings you into his studio and teaches you his entire composition process — the same process he's used for Shark Tank, The Biggest Loser, American Idol, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, and many more. Follow along as Jeff creates the trailer music, main title theme, and underscore for a real show currently being pitched around Hollywood, "All These Walls", explaining everything he's doing along the way.

$399.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (9h 9m)

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    Step-by-step curriculum

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    Online and at your own pace

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    Watch on all devices

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    Unlimited lifetime access

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One of the most prolific television composers of the last 20 years with shows including Shark Tank, The Biggest Loser, Master Chef, American Idol, The Apprentice and many more.
What you’ll learn
Jeff Lippencott's proven methods for completing all aspects of a TV show.
Where to start and how to develop the ideas.
How to score the trailer and use melodies and harmonies for the Main Title Theme.
Using the Main Title Theme and crafting the end credits and other in show cues.
Samples and plug in's that make your scores sound real and live.
Recording instruments live and editing them down with Logic Pro X
Learning how to use melody, rhythm, harmony and sound elements for recurring content.
Jeff Lippencott's go to template and plug-ins.
Learning the A/B/A+ method of composing cues.
How to select and print stems for maximum use.
Manipulating samples for the most realistic results.
Mixing, mastering and bouncing the stems for immediate on-air use.

Class Overview

Learn the industry standard approach to composing TV theme & underscore
Jeff Lippencott is the 2x Emmy-nominated composer behind the music for some of the world’s most popular TV shows, including Shark Tank, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Masterchef, The Biggest Loser, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, and many more. He's won 30 ASCAP and BMI Film and TV awards, including “Most performed themes and underscores” for the past 10 consecutive years. In this class, Jeff teaches you everything he knows about composing music for reality, documentary and alternative television shows. During the class, Jeff brings you into his studio and share with you his entire creative process from start to finish. Follow along as he develops the complete musical sound of a real show currently in process, starting from how he scores the trailer, all the way through the final mix and bounce of in show music cues. The show used in class "All These Walls" is currently being pitched around Hollywood. First, Jeff creates the underscore for the trailer used to show network execs. Then, he moves forward with the main title theme and underscore based on the assumption that the show is picked up by a network. Finally, he create the complete sound of the show for full and final TV production. Along the way, Jeff explains everything that he's doing. You'll learn Jeff's proven system for writing the most complete and versatile theme and cue library — a system that has now become the standard in alternative programming. By the end of class, you’ll know how to deliver exactly what producers are expecting, and more!

Lessons (10)

Apply what you learn

Follow Jeff Lippencott's proven process, step by step

In the class, Jeff Lippencott breaks down his composition process into clear, actionable steps. Follow along with Jeff’s process step-by-step and compose your own music for TV series. You can also watch Jeff’s process in full first and then bring the ideas, tools, and techniques into your own projects. By following Jeff Lippencott’s proven process, you’ll learn everything you need to compose music like this:

Who’s this class for?
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You're a composer at any level looking to learn the industry standard approach to composing for TV. Level up your skills and learn Jeff Lippencott's proven system.

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You're a musician or producer looking to expand into TV composing. Learn and practice the skills needed to succeed in the music for television industry.

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You're a TV producer or curious fan looking to learn how television music is composed at the highest level. See the unfiltered process from start to finish.

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meet your instructor
Jeff Lippencott

Jeff Lippencott is part of the composing team Ah2, founded in 2003. Ah2 has and continues to be one of the premiere providers of custom and licensed music services for film, television, and other media.   Collaborating with Steven Spielberg for the FOX series On The Lot, to their creative work with producer Mark Burnett on series such as Shark Tank, The Apprentice, The Contender, and Rock Star, Ah2 has had the opportunity to create music for countless global hits. Some of these would include music and themes for series such as Masterchef, Masterchef Junior, The Biggest Loser, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and American Idol.   The awards they have garnered speak for themselves. Since 2008, Lippencott and Williams have garnered fifty-three (53) ASCAP Film and Television Awards, including the prestigious Most Performed Themes and Underscore Award for ten (10) years. Additionally, they received seven (7) BMI Film and Television Awards and two (2) Primetime Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Main Title Theme.   In addition to screen music, Jeff Lippencott has composed multiple symphonies, hymns (with R.C. Sproul) and concert works. Recently the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum awarded Jeff the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for the recording of his composition “Frontier Symphony.” Jeff Lippencott recently created Vapor to Dust, an artistic expression of gospel/contemporary music entitled “reimaginations” Vol. 1.

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Frequently asked questions

$399.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (9h 9m)

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    Step-by-step curriculum

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    Online and at your own pace

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    Watch on all devices

  • include icon

    Unlimited lifetime access

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