What if you could easily learn all the music theory you need to take your music to the next level? 

Yes! It is possible. If you're a musician, EDM producer, beat-maker or DJ, you can now unlock the power of music theory and apply it immediately to your tracks:

  • No formal music knowledge required (start from scratch!)
  • Reading notes is not required
  • Playing an instrument (is wonderful!) but not required

You worked on your next track for days but you feel that something is missing...

The reality lived by 90%+ of EDM producers is different from the dream: we dream of being inspired musicians blessed by a constant creative flow, going from being a “bedroom producer” to a legitimate touring artist. 

So we dive into the process, we switch our computers on, we select sounds and loops and we start creating our musical masterpiece. Then we stop, we listen and...we feel that something is missing.

So we double our efforts, we try different samples, we tweak countless settings, we change our plugins and still, after hours or days of trials, we don't hear any significant improvement. Why is that?

If you feel that something is missing in your music, probably it has to do with music theory

Music theory is the language behind music, writing music without learning its fundamentals is like speaking without knowing the grammar of your language. Music theory gives you deeper insights into why certain songs sound good or bad, ignoring those concepts is like trying to build a house without understanding the basic rules of architecture...you’re setting you up for failure.

You heard that music theory could be useful but it's so hard to learn...or it isn't?

The reality is that how music theory is usually taught is unfair as it starts with the assumption that you can read music, play an instrument and understand the language of classical music as it was composed and written centuries ago. This can be frustrating and it’s not taking into consideration that musicians today produce a different kind of music and live in a golden age of tools and technology with limitless possibilities.

The truth is that you’re already in a great position to learn music theory but no one told you that


Modern musicians work directly in the MIDI grid of their favorite DAW. Seeing the information clearly laid out in your music software will make these music theory concepts easier to understand and make the process in tune with how musicians produce music today

YOU DON'T NEED YEARS OF Classical Music Training

The music theory fundamentals taught here can be learned in a short period of time (you don't need years to learn how to build a chord progression) and they are used by 99% of the EDM and pop music out there


Modern musicians manipulate sounds with computers, plug-ins and virtual instruments. Don't get me wrong, being able to play an instrument can give you an advantage in certain situations (and it's wonderful, I love playing piano!) but nowadays it's not needed to produce great music

So who are you and where are you now?

Right now you might be in one of these quadrants (or in between them!) depending on your current knowledge of music theory (x-axis) and your current experience making music while leveraging on new technologies (y-axis).

1. Willing Apprentice: you're enthusiast about making music but don't really know how to properly use a DAW and you don't know any concepts about music theory (nor you know how to apply them)

2. Committed Scholar: you're advanced in your study of music theory but you're still thinking and producing music in the "old-fashioned" way (I was here!)

3. Tech Enthusiast: you are an undercover "geek" who knows everything about his software, loops, plug-ins and DAW. You heard about music theory but you don't really know how and what to learn nor how to apply that knowledge to your current production process (often EDM producers, beat-makers or DJs are here!)

4. Inspired Master: if you dedicate enough time to improve both your music theory knowledge and your tech expertise, you will become an "inspired master" who knows how to make the best out of both worlds.

Usually people tend to develop only one of the two aspects, but it's when you combine them on purpose that you take you music to the next level and become an unstoppable creative force. 

Making music is harder than it seems, it’s a complex adventure and if you want to succeed you need to be properly equipped. Otherwise it would be like diving without mask, fins and scuba tank....you don’t want to do that!

So how can I quickly learn all the music theory I need to take my music to the next level?


"Music Theory from Scratch" is a comprehensive online course that bridges the gap between music theory knowledge and tech expertise with the aim of taking your music to the next level.

The course is designed and optimized for the modern musician and producer (eg. EDM producers, DJs, Beat makers): all music theory concepts are easily explained and immediately applied to make music in your DAW. No need to read notes or play an instrument, the creative process explained here is in tune with how musicians produce music today and leverages on the power of new technologies so that you can become an "Inspired Master" and achieve your goals much faster

Enroll Now and Take Your Music To The Next Level

Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

Unlock the Undeniable Power of Music Theory

Developing confidence with music theory starts with a firm grasp of the fundamentals. In this course you'll quickly learn all about them: notes, scales, chords, intervals, they are the alphabet of the musical language and it’s hard to do much without them. These basics apply to all music (whatever form or style) and you’ll be excited to see what you can accomplish once you'll start applying them to your music production process.

Develop Your Creative Confidence

Today you have extended access to thousands of plug-ins and virtual instruments. But if you don’t know what to do with them you will be overwhelmed by their limitless possibilities. Music theory will give you guidelines and principles to organize and expand your creative choices. Once completed this course, you'll have all the tools you need to write great chord progressions, melodies and bass lines. You will maximize your creativity, stop wasting your time playing around and develop the creative confidence you need to produce the music you really want.

Take Your Music to the Next Level

There is no doubt that by gaining deeper insights about essential music theory concepts you will immediately bring your melodies and chord progressions to the next level. Each element of your music has an impact on the overall quality of your track. By the end of this course, you will have naturally improved your music simply by understanding the principles of music theory that you will learn and apply here.

Leverage on the Power of New Technologies

Traditionally the way music theory is taught doesn't take into consideration that musicians today live in a golden age of tools and technology. This course will teach you tactics and strategies to minimize memorization (what you had to memorize centuries ago now it's obsolete, it would be like memorizing telephone numbers!) and speed up your creative process.

What You’ll Discover in this Course


Frameworks to create amazing chord progressions & BAss lines

I know the feeling of staring into the void of a new empty project in your DAW and having absolutely no idea how to begin. There’s no better antidote to the writer’s block than having a flexible framework to get inspiration from. No matter what you know, if you never create you won't get anywhere. With these frameworks we'll make sure this doesn’t happen again.



Discover the relationship between notes and chords and how you can create a chord progression, bass line and melodies that works consistently throughout your track.


The Ghost MEthod

How can you make sure that all notes, melodies and chords are correctly interacting with each other? The "Ghost Method" is your step-by-step recipe to do it!


HOW To Expand your harmonic palette

Great music has subtle nuances that sometimes we don't even perceive at a conscious level. Here you will learn how to expand your harmonic palette throught a set of tools  that will add more colors to your music.


The Story telling Method

Discover how to create a continuous sense of tension and release, once you understand this principle you'll make your music more interesting and engaging.


The Map to understand modulation

As human beings we like to travel and see new things, right? It's the same for our listeners: they don't want a song, they want an experience. Modulation is one of the best way to show them new horizons; here you will get a map to use it properly.

What Makes the "Making Music from Scratch" Course Different?

The "Making Music from Scratch" course is not your average online course.

Here are 4 reasons why:

Pragmatic & Implementation Focused

It’s nice to learn new things, but just learning won’t get better results for your music. That’s why this course is all about applying these concepts immediately in your DAW. That’s why all concepts and formulas are shown in hands-on demonstrations to help you get up and running much faster: you'll know exactly what to do once you're back to your gear. The value of this course comes from what you’ll do differently, not just from watching a bunch of video lectures.

Easily Understandable

I believe that anyone can learn Music Theory and my approach is to minimize memorization and clearly explain why some elements (eg. chords, scale) behave in certain ways. If you know my YouTube channel you will see that there is an entire video series dedicated to explain music theory concepts (in only 2 minutes) to people who don’t have any formal music education. And people seem to appreciate it!

Designed & Optimized for the Modern Musician

These classes use the same syllabus used by formal music education institutions (at a fraction of the cost) but the content is filtered: you will only learn what is relevant to Electronic Music Producers which will reduce unnecessary complexity and save you time. Also, the use of a Midi grid makes the process in tune with how musicians produce music today

Systematic Approach

This course will provide a systematic approach to the creative process. Sometimes it’s hard to even know where to start but in these classes you will learn several creative strategies that will help you come up with new ideas more easily and  overcome the “writer’s block” every time you sit down to start writing and producing a new (amazing!) song.

"Music theory is the foundation of electronic music production.

Without it, you're just fumbling around in the dark"


Electronic Music Producer and DJ

What Exactly Is Included In This Course?

As soon as you sign up you will get immediate access to all Modules, 47 Video Lessons (30 Music Theory Lessons and 17 Studio Sessions) and +4 hours of content

The End

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What else?

LifeTime access

Re-take the program again and again, for free!

The path to mastery in any field is through intentional repetition. Which is why, for as long as the program is in existence, you can re-take the program year after year at no additional charge

Full access to new updates

I will constantly update this course with new creative strategies and techniques.You will get full access (at no additional cost) to all new modules and chapters and you will be notified as soon as they are ready

30 day money back guarantee

If you don’t like "Music Theory From Scratch" for any reason, if you feel it wasn’t worth your investment or even if you just want your money back for no reason at all — we’ve got you covered. Purchase today and you can simply ask for a refund anytime within the next 30 days.

About The Course Teacher,
Davide Di Bello (Dave Wave)

Davide Di Bello (Dave Wave) is an Italian musician, EDM producer, video maker and YouTuber. His music and playing style combines several music genres with elements coming from Jazz (eg. Stride Piano, Swing, Soul) and EDM (eg. Electro Swing, Swing House). He received attention on Youtube as his videos went viral several times receiving more than 60 million views. 

Beyond producing EDM tracks and playing piano, one of his great passions is teaching and helping other musicians create more and better music. This is why he started the production of a series of educational videos ("What's...? In 2 minutes") with the aim of showing "how music works" to people who don't know anything about music theory. The series combines simple explanations with intuitive graphics and it has already received +4 million views on YouTube.

Now he has decided to take this passion to another level with "Music Theory from Scratch": a comprehensive course of music theory dedicated to the modern musician

Here’s what people are saying about Dave Wave on YouTube

 These are comment of people watching my series of educational videos called "What's...? In 2 minutes" that aims at showing "how music works" also to people who don't know anything about music theory. The series combines simple explanations with intuitive graphics and it has already received +4 million views.

The Value of This Course

This class is an accelerated process that takes you through years of intensive music school which would typically be priced at $10,000 or higher. Even the if you take into consideration to hire a private teacher, depending on the cost per hour in your country (which could go between 50$ to 100$) you will need at least 20 lessons to cover the entire content of this course, which means spending at least 1,000$ (if not more). And usually in formal education classes they don't necessarily show you how to apply these concepts in your DAW.

My aim, instead, is to make this level of music education as accessible as possible.

And remember: this is a commitment you are making to yourself and it represents an investment in yourself. The time between now and a few months from now will pass either way. Where will you be when the time's up?

Take Your Music To The Next Level Now:

Join The Course Today

If you want to become an unstoppable creative force, now is the time to invest in yourself.

Sign up for the course, follow the clearly laid out strategies & tactics explained and you'll immediately be on your way to take your music to the next level


The most comprehensive online course dedicated to the modern musician that bridges the gap between music theory knowledge and tech expertise


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  • No need to read notes or play any instrument
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Frequently asked questions

What if I have no prior experience in making music?

No problem at all. This course is called "Making Music from Scratch" for a reason: you will learn Music Theory from scratch and you will also learn, step by step, how to implement these concepts in your DAW to finally start producing real music, from scratch :)

I’ve already started producing music, does this “from scratch” course still apply for me?

Yes, absolutely. Think of “from scratch” not as an imperative, as in: “you must start from zero” but as a statement about how thorough the course is. “Even if you start from zero, this will work”. Even if you have some experience in producing music or in music theory, but you want to improve your approach to music making, expand your creative possibilities and take your music to the next level, then this course is perfect for you.

Is this course complete, or is it still in development?

All of the core content is ready for you to access immediately after your purchase. You can go through the course at your own pace. There are several bonus modules that will be released in the future and you will be notified when it happens.

Are there upsells?

There are no upsells in this course. When you buy the course, you get the course and that’s it. You will get a notification when I'll add new strategies and creatives tactics to the course but you won’t be hit over the head with a series of upsells when you make your purchase of this course

What tools and equipment will I need for this class?

The only thing you absolutely need for this class is a computer and some software to make music. This software (called your Digital Audio Workstation, or DAW) can be any option you prefer. 

Which DAW are you using?

In this class I'm going to use Logic Pro X (by Apple) but you’ll be able to apply these concepts within any DAW. If you’re already comfortable with a DAW, I encourage you to stick with that. Once you enroll, I’ll provide you with a full list of possible DAWs — both free options and paid options. I’ll also let you know some of the other optional, but nice-to-have gear like headphones and MIDI keyboards.

Does it take a lot of time and effort to learn and implement these concepts?

Compared to what? It takes longer than making a coffee. It takes longer to learn the fundamentals of music theory then it does to randomly throw some loops in your DAW and hope for the best. But here you're investing on yourself, you know the old say: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”? Learning music theory is like learning how to fish, once you know how to do it you’ll be able to “fish” naturally (= create an infinite number of amazing tracks!). Remember: the time between now and a few months from now will pass either way. Where will you be when the time's up?

Who is this online course for?

This course is designed and optimized for the modern musician with different skill levels (as the quadrants we have seen above, you can be a "willing apprentice", a "committed scholar" or a "tech enthusiast"): whether you’re new to making music, an instrumentalist or songwriter who wants to learn how to leverage the power of new technologies, or a more experienced producer interested in learning more about music theory and looking to accelerate your growth and expand your skills. This course is designed so that you can practice and learn on the edge of your own personal abilities.

I'm forever grateful that I came across ideas and teachers who led me down the path I've taken as a musician and producer. I started playing piano at the age of 6, I studied classical music for years until, at the age of 18, I switched to jazz and discovered cool things like improvisation, stride piano and swing (cool but very frustrating: learning how to improvise after years of classical training was very hard!).

I then realized that I knew how to play an instrument, I had an advanced knowledge of music theory but in the meantime the world had evolved: I was still recording and producing music in the "old-fashioned" way and I was missing out on all the limitless creative possibilities that modern softwares were providing. I then decided to develop my tech expertise which, combined with music theory concepts, really help me take my EDM tracks to another level and eventually share them on YouTube. This course is based on this experience. 

I've seen so many people who are really good at using loops, plug-ins or virtual instruments but they don't know any music theory, maybe because they think it's too hard to learn or that it doesn't matter. This is a pity because I'm sure that with the right knowledge of music theory and a little bit of effort their creative potential could really take off. This course is designed to help more people as possible pursue their dreams.

I'm looking forward to doing my very best to teach you everything I know on this topic. I'm excited about the idea that you too can experience this transformation and follow your passion. As you will see, learning new skills and bring creative ideas to life is an incredibly rewarding experience and I'm honored if you'll let me share a part of that journey with you.