This is just a short guide for the beginning to introduce you to the course and suggest how to work with it. You can, of course, do things your own way if you prefer—There’s really no right or wrong way to go about it.
The most important part of the course is the written classes together with the short videos. I recommend taking your time and reading each class slowly. After reading a class, open your music making software and practice what you’ve just learned. If you fly through the classes and don’t actually practice, you will not learn much. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if something is unclear, there’s nothing to feel bad about! I’m happy to answer any and all questions, no matter how basic they may seem. Often times your questions help me improve the classes.
You can see the streams as supplemental content. You don’t need to watch all of them—in fact you don’t have to watch any of them if you don’t want to or don’t have the time. All the essential content should be in the classes themselves. If you want to learn more about a topic in particular, you can watch a livestream where I talk about it. Each stream in the livestream list has a few short notes on what it contains, so just take a look at the list and find a topic you want to focus on. The livestream list is available sorted by topic as well as in chronological order. If you plan to watch all streams, I recommend going chronological, whereas if you just want to watch a few that catch your interest, go with the topical sorting.
Whether it’s individual classes or livestreams, taking notes can help you memorize things. Even if you don’t ever look at your notes again, just the fact that you wrote it down is helpful. I recommend using pen and paper—Even if it seems more tedious, studies suggest that writing something with a pen helps you connect with what you’re writing much more than when it’s written on a computer.