Blanks – Monthly: Write & Produce Pop Songs
Become a hit-maker in 30 days. During this one-month class, learn to write and produce your own original pop songs step-by-step. Finish the class with 3 pro songs you’ll want to share.
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1 Month Commitment
7-10 hrs/week for 4 weeks. Get immersed in the process.
3 Polished Songs
Level up by creating 3 polished pop songs by the end of class.
This class is for
Beginner or advanced, this class will level you up.
AN IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Produce 3 hit songs in 30 days
YouTube mega-artist Blanks teaches you everything he knows in this one-month class, transforming the way you make music. Immerse yourself in the process and finish the class with 3 polished pop songs and a new set of lifelong, songwriting and music production skills.
Song #1 – Full Cover Song
For Song #1, Blanks walks you through his entire step-by-step process for creating a professional-sounding cover song. You’ll produce your own complete cover song, leveling up your end-to-end skills as a music producer in the process.
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Song #2 – First Original Song
For Song #2, Blanks dives deep into songwriting and music theory, including how to write original chord progressions, lyrics, and pop melodies. You’ll write and produce your first original song along side Blanks to put these skills into practice.
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Song #3 – Advanced Original Song
For Song #3, Blanks introduces you to more advanced concepts in songwriting, music theory, and production. Blanks shows how he implements these techniques in his second original song and you’ll also produce another original song to practice.
Transform the way you make music
Level up your music-making skills
During this 30-day class, learn the full set of songwriting and music production skills Blanks uses to create his hit songs. This class meets you where you are and pushes your skills to new heights.
Learn the end-to-end skills of a music producer, from tracking your first instruments and finding the best sounds to bus processing and MIDI programming. During this class, Blanks shows his complete, real-time production process for 3 songs.
Music Theory and Songwriting
Blanks teaches multiple levels of music theory in depth, focusing specifically on the tools you need to write hit songs. Building on foundational concepts, you’ll also learn advanced harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and songwriting techniques.
Vocal Production and Recording
Blanks fully deconstructs his process for recording, editing, processing, tuning, and mixing vocals. If you’ve ever wondered how to get perfect professional-sounding pop vocals in your songs and mixes, Blanks explains his process step-by-step.
Writing Lyrics and Pop Melodies
Blanks uses a systematic process to write catchy, meaningful lyrics and vocal melodies. In this class, watch Blanks write two new songs completely from scratch, in real-time, explaining his thought process and workflow step-by-step. This is fun to watch.
EQ, Reverb, Compression, and More FX
Blanks dives deep into compression, EQ, reverb, delay, distortion, modulation, filtering, and more, teaching how he gets the most out of these audio processing effects and how you can use them in more creative, professional, and powerful ways.
Creating Synth, Bass, Guitar, Drum Parts
Learn the structured process Blanks uses to compose all the instrument parts for his songs, from groovy bass parts and dance-worthy drums, to big synth parts and pretty guitar melodies. You’ll learn the process for both virtual and real instruments.
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Arrangement, Layering, Composition
Blanks explains how to use arrangement, layering, and other composition techniques to transform your productions from dull MIDI loops into professional-sounding tracks with rich textures, compositional balance, and a thick, full, release-ready sound.
Expanding Loops and Finishing Songs
Finishing tracks is often one of the hardest things for music producers. We tend to get inspiration, track a basic loop, and then get stuck. In this class, Blanks deconstructs his systematic process for extrapolating loops and ideas into full, finished songs.
Working With Live Instruments
Blanks explains and fully documents his process for recording, comping, editing, processing, and mixing live instruments, like bass, guitar, drums, and more, demystifying how to get clean, professional-grade recordings from your instruments every time.
Finding and Creating the Best Sounds
As producers, we often struggle to find the right sounds and virtual instruments to use in our songs. Blanks shares the exact sounds and instruments he uses, how to find others, and how to sculpt and process the sounds you have to match your vision.
Structuring the Perfect Pop Song
Blanks has developed a philosophy and repeatable method for creating and structuring full hit songs. In this class, Blanks shares the secrets behind song structure, including how to effectively transition from section to section so listeners never get bored.
Advanced Songwriting and Production
Blanks walks through and explains the advanced songwriting and production techniques he uses regularly to take his tracks to the next level, including tricks the biggest pop producers in the world use to create catchier, more polished songs.
Creativity and Coming Up With Ideas
Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start a song. In this class, Blanks teaches his creative process for more easily coming up with song ideas, helping you overcome writer’s block every time you sit down to start writing and producing a new song.
Mixing, Mastering, and Finalizing Tracks
Blanks breaks down his end-to-end mixing and mastering processes, teaching you how to professionally polish and finalize your tracks. In this class, watch Blanks mix and master three full songs from start to finish, explaining everything along the way.
How to Learn Music More Effectively
Blanks believes that the ability to learn is a super power and plays a major role in his success: He’s able to singlehandedly create the music he wants to create. Blanks shares his system for learning new things more effectively, so you can level up faster.
One Month. Perfectly structured.
Learn through a step-by-step curriculum
Drastically improve your skills through in-depth video lessons, projects, and feedback sessions. It’s a world-class curriculum and unforgettable learning experience designed to level you up.
30 Day Plan
Pre-class: Introduction and Getting Started
Before class starts, there are few things you’ll need to do to be ready to go on Day 1. Blanks explains how to get set up and what you’ll need to have and know ahead of time to get the most out of the class.
Days 1-14: Recreating a cover song from scratch
In this part of the class, Blanks walks you through his entire process for creating a professional-sounding cover song, documenting his real-time process and teaching all the foundational skills in music production and music theory along the way. By the end of Part 1, you will produce a polished cover song of your own, leveling up your end-to-end skills as a music producer in the process.
Days 15-23: Writing and Producing Full Original Song
In this part, Blanks dives deep into songwriting and music theory, showing you how to write original chord progressions, compose and produce all the music for your songs, and write lyrics and melodies. Blanks produces an original song from scratch, documenting and explaining his entire process along the way. By the end of Part 2, you will write and produce your own original hit song from start to finish.
Days 24-30: Advanced Songwriting and Production for Original Song
In this final part of the class, Blanks introduces you to more advanced concepts in songwriting, music theory, and production. Blanks shows you how to implement these new tips and techniques, writing and producing another original song from start to finish on camera. By the end of Part 3, you will write and produce another original hit song from start to finish, pushing your skills as a songwriter and producer even further.
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Learn from the best
Blanks (Simon de Wit) is a multitalented musician and viral Youtube personality. He is best known for his impressive musical challenges: remaking popular songs from scratch in an hour, recreating songs in completely different styles, and making songs with his followers. Blanks’s original songs have reached #1 in the Netherlands’ Spotify viral charts and his Youtube reach exceeds 41 million video views.
The Classroom. Reimagined.
A new kind of online class
This isn’t your typical “online course”. It’s a fully immersive learning experience. The classroom has been digitized and transformed, allowing you to get a hands-on education and community from anywhere.
Get personalized feedback as you learn
During class, you’ll learn within an intimate peer group of about 20 other producers from around the world. Throughout the class, you’ll share your ongoing work, give and receive feedback, and ask and answer questions.
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Capture and share your month-long journey
Monthly helps you create a “path” that tells the story of your month-long learning process. Your path is a shareable story for friends, family, and yourself. It’s all about the journey.
Finish the class with 3 songs worth sharing
The curriculum is designed so that by the end of the 30 days, you’ll have created one cover song and two original songs of your own worth sharing. You’ll drastically improve your skills, and you’ll have something to show for it.