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About GratuiTous

Riley Weller (GratuiTous) - Recognized FL Studio Trainer

Hey, I’m Riley Weller! My artist/producer name is GratuiTous, and I’m a RECOGNIZED FL STUDIO TRAINER!

I’ve been teaching beatmaking since 2011, and do this full time!

My most common student feedback is, “GratuiTous breaks down beatmaking into simple to understand terms!”.

Brand-New to FL Studio?

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My FL Studio Beginner Book, and FL Studio Beginner Course are the best ways to start learning beatmaking with me.

You’ll learn how to use FL Studio, AND how to make beats.

Anyone can learn a DAW (your music program).. but not everyone can make a beat.. That’s what my beginner training does, it teach BOTH beatmaking and how to use FL Studio!

Learn Piano for Beatmakers and Music Producers

The Melody Minute with GratuiTous
The Melody Minute is for Producers Wanting to Learn Piano.

If you search how to play piano to make beats, you will often get “classical piano” tutorials, which don’t help much…


I originally released this concept in 2016.. but there’s been a couple copies of my original Piano Lessons for Producers Course.

My piano course has great reviews.. and it’s easy to understand!

Make Amazing Drum Loops

The Drum Corner by GratuiTous
The Drum Corner is for Producers Wanting to Learn Drum Loops.

Two things producers need to learn is MELODIES and DRUM LOOPS.

SAFE SPOTS is my curriculum to make amazing drum loops.

Drum Loops are hard to learn because beatmakers don’t make drum loops like normal drumming.. just like how learning classical piano won’t teach you piano as a beatmaker for catchy melodies.

My SAFE SPOTS Book is extremely in-depth, but easy to understand and follow along.. here’s an example image from the book:

SAFE SPOTS Book – Image Example

There’s also a SAFE SPOTS Course which compliments the book with video lessons showing how SAFE SPOTS drum loop concepts work.

For the best drum loop learning, grab the SAFE SPOTS Bundle!

Audio Painting.. What's That?

The secret of a professional beat is in its ARRANGEMENT!

Another beatmaking training concept I’ve created is Audio Painting.

Audio Painting is all about arrangement and listening from your LISTENER’S PERSPECTIVE.  It’s very important to PREPARE THE LISTENER BEFORE A CHANGE happens in your song.

This will be an eye-opening concept to for your beats…

How'd I Start Making Beats?
Is FL Studio the Best DAW?

GratuiTous FL Studio Beatmaking Studio

I was introduced to FL Studio around 2009.. I fell into the trap like many of you thinking, “Maybe another DAW is better”..

I tried a couple, but realized I was wasting my time and decided to make FL Studio my main DAW.

Other DAWs are fine, but FL Studio provides LIFETIME FREE UPDATES, is incredibly easy (once you understand the basics), and is the best-priced solution in the music industry.

It really doesn’t get better than FL Studio in this music industry..

To get started, you can Learn what version of FL Studio to buy

Did You Have Prior Music Knowledge before Becoming a Professional Producer?

GratuiTous-Logo - (Studio Background)

I only had was a little music theory knowledge from when my mom enrolled me into piano for 1-2 years as a child..

I absolutely hated the piano lessons because I was reading sheet music (someone else’s music).. which was so boring..

GratuiTous Buzz Cut as a Child
GratuiTous at 5 1/2 years old.. my mom’s writing 😂

Once discovering beatmaking, and improvisation on a piano, passion was ignited because you literally make YOUR OWN MUSIC!

That’s what I teach you.. the things I wish I knew before starting beatmaking.. you can learn all my beatmaking secrets.

Besides that, I’m fully self-taught in regards to drum loops, piano playing, mixing, mastering, arrangement, and my own custom music folder ..  I really like studying and learning best practices.

And that’s where the idea of my Piano Lessons for Producers course came from..

Piano Lessons for Producers was created by GratuiTous in 2016! (Now on Version 2!)

Learning piano was really hard as a beatmaker because most tutorials taught classically.. not improvisation for beats!

And once you learn the basics, it simply comes down to muscle memory and practice.. (so you have to be ambitious)

But I promise my piano course will teach you the fundamentals of becoming a good music producer who plays a MIDI Keyboard.

How to Make Money as a Music Producer who Doesn't Sell Beats?

In my early years I sold beats (worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated Artist) but learned this was wrong regarding the Gospel.. because music regarding Jesus is in a different playing field..

In other words, it’s selling the word of God which should be free..

Learn more in this podcast episode.

Music Production Made Simple Podcast

Anyways, I realized, I could still teach how to make beats, and truly help people, while having fun with my music, and having TIME to make beats whenever I wanted!

I originally started with Beatstruggles.com, but now everything is merged into itsGratuiTous.com to keep things simple 🙂

Beatstruggles Logo Hat
All my FL Studio Training is now on this website, itsGratuiTous.com 🙂

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How to Learn FL Studio
with GratuiTous..

You can subscribe on YouTube, or download my free book, if you want to start slow..

To get the BEST RESULTS, you’ll want to join the membership, then use COURSE PATHWAYS (explained below):

COURSE PATHWAYS - GratuiTous' FL Studio Training Platform
Simply watch the courses in order starting at Beginner!

My COURSE PATHWAYS has been a huge success with students.. They tell me they can’t get enough, and come back to it often..

Since there’s over 30 FL Studio courses in the platform, it’s overwhelming where to start.. so just follow COURSE PATHWAYS and you’ll learn beatmaking fundamentals at your own pace!

Students have seen great success in as little at 3 months!

Members also gain access to my privates QUESTIONS AREA.

Questions Area - itsGratuiTous.com FL Studio Training
QUESTIONS AREA: I try to respond back daily!

Still Have Questions for Me?

I understand it’s VERY confusing when starting up..

What equipment to buy.. what’s the best DAW.. where to get good sounds.. how to play chords.. making drum loops..

Simply click here to CONTACT ME!

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Thanks for reading my about page..

If you’d like to take it slow, then try my free book:

A Fun Fact About GratuiTous..

I was an electrician for 10 years in Canada!

However.. I knew beatmaking was my true passion.

Becoming-an-Electrician.com Logo - Riley Weller
I also run a blog called Becoming-an-Electrician.com
A Big Electrical Switch (Maybe 600-1200amps!)
A Big Electrical Switch
Preparing a big 12x12 electrical boxes for EMT pipe to connect to.
Pipe bending!!!

Matthew 24:24 (King James Version - KJV)

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

KJV – Matthew 24:24

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Recognized FL Studio Trainer - GratuiTous (Riley Weller)


GratuiTous (Riley Weller) is a Recognized FL Studio Trainer with over 30 Beatmaking Courses. He writes Beatmaking Books, hosts the Music Production Made Simple Podcast, and helps students with FL Studio Lessons. He also makes lots of his own music!
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