I’ve posted a PDF of the 4-part harmony on my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/42733607
Producing modern vocals that sound crisp and clean is pretty easy these days if you have access to pitch correction software. Even without programs like Melodyne, Autotune, Wavetunes, or Nectar, you can still make your vocal mix sound WAY better just by using some common sense mixing principles like panning, doubletracking, compression, and EQ.

Most of my videos are theory based- this one breezes past the theory and writing to jump straight to production. In my opinion, the modern musician MUST consider production when writing his/her music, unless they strictly intend on only performing the music live. The more production knowledge a composer has, the more easily their songs can realize into the actual world without any hiccups. It also gives you a lot of confidence as a songwriter, knowing the sort of production techniques you intend to use when writing that can create certain sounds or cover up certain deficiencies.

Note- there are some strange audio glitches during the demonstration part of the video that really only pop up because of the way I filmed this. In the final rendered version that you hear at the beginning of the video, none of those strange glitches (clips and autotune freakouts) are audible (to me at least!). Also, if you have some criticisms on my arrangement, I’m game for a public call-out on what I did “wrong”.

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Table of Contents:
00:00 “The Magic of Pitch Correction”
01:27 Intro
02:36 Writing and Arranging
06:52 Recording
07:48 Mixing without effects
14:23 Pitch Correction
21:43 Compression and EQ
25:53 Reverb
27:23 Summary

Jake Lizzio

After performing in highschool bands and talent shows, I began teaching during my Senior Year in highschool at Crystal Lake South in 2004.

I went on to teach at Piano Trends Music Company in Crystal Lake, and there I began expanding my skills outside of just the guitar and began performing for weddings and private events. After leaving to teach privately, I began recording my students and myself.

This hobby eventually turned into a profession after I acquired the experience and equipment needed to produce quality audio and music. My goal now is to provide the highest quality online music lessons available and within reach to all who are interested.

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Music Theory and Songwriting Course FAQs

Probably! Only about 15% of this course is dedicated to the guitar, while the remaining concepts are taught in a way that can easily be applied to any other instrument. However, since all the theory taught is viewed through the lens of the guitar, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you own a guitar before pursuing this course to finish.
This is not a course on guitar playing or technique, but on theory and songwriting. The only skills you are expected to know is how to read guitar tablature, and the absolute basics of guitar playing (how to fret a note, open chords, etc)
I can confidently say that this method of learning will be more effective and valuable for many types of students. Since there is no wasted time or filler, it is more time-efficient than real life lessons where the teacher or student can get distracted. The printable materials are of a higher quality than most private lessons. And the ability to replay a lesson over and over is invaluable for students struggling to understand difficult topics.
Not quite- my YouTube channel explores more advanced topics without explaining the prerequisites. 95% of the content in this course is totally unique and unexplored on my channel, and is taught in a linear fashion as to make sure you’re totally competent by the end. There are only two lessons that include cross over with my YouTube channel. However, after some lessons, you are directed to specific YouTube videos I’ve produced to help expand on your understanding of the previous topics and to help weave my channel in with the course.
Nope! Once purchased you’ll have access for life, including any additional lessons or worksheets that get added in over time.
Currently, no. But I am working on getting a physical version of the course made instead of digital-only. Stay tuned!
If you are not satisfied with the course content or accessibility, you may request a refund within 30 days of purchase.
The sale price of $200 will only be available during special holiday promotions. Sign up to my email list to know when the next sale begins.
Reach out to me directly on my email and let me know your situation, I might be able to help =)