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    William Smith

    How do you get “certificates of completion” for your courses?


    Hey William, right now my platform does not offer that, but it does have the ability to give completion certifications.

    A few questions for you, which will help me decide how to proceed further:

    1. Why do you want a “certificate of completion” ?
    2. What will you do with these “certificates of completion” ?
    3. Would you like it so it’s easily able to download/print out?

    The courses aren’t “certified” by any training body, but I can look into it further for you, as the courses have definitely helped many students get up and running with what I’d consider best practices.. please provide the info from my questions!

    Thanks so much for being a member 🙂

    William Smith

    1. Why do you want a “certificate of completion”?

    It was more personal. It reminded me that I challenged myself, made a commitment and started and finished something.

    However, I do music for fun and its not really too important.

    It might be a good idea for someone studying music or looking to get a job in the music industry to show a potential employer what they have learned; especially, if the instructor uses this course(s) as part of their curriculum?

    2. What will you do with these “certificates of completion”?

    They would be cool to hang up in your music room as a reminder of what you accomplished. They could be useful if you are going to work with a record company or want your collaborators to know what you know. This could help them decide if “what you know” is good enough to work with them.

    3. Would you like it so it’s easily able to download/print out?

    These days everything is electronic and online so printing them out make sense.

    It might be nice to have it on special paper with a seal “for show” or because it is pleasing to look at in your studio.

    I don’t have to have one(s), so no big deal if that isn’t available and no worries.

    As an aside, I learned about how to do “glitch” music through your automation course which is very helpful. I enjoyed watching your examples using Gross Beat and Dblue Glitch.

    William Smith

    I would like to add the reason I liked these courses is because even though the genre tends to be hip-hop or dance with you, you can still transfer this knowledge to any genre. That is what makes these courses useful. However, I understand that genre specific instructions are outside the scope of these courses. However, you can find online tutorials about specific genres elsewhere if you “Google it”.


    Okay I will add this to the list to see what’s all involved on my end.

    My main reason for not proceeding is because they aren’t really certified by any “governing training body”, therefore it’s just a made up certification..

    And good stuff on following through on the courses!  Lots of good info in there after years of learning/practice on my end!!

    That’s the biggest thing to understand is my courses are not to learn a “specific genre”, but to learn music production basics so you can apply it to any genre 🙂

    William Smith

    I am starting to feel a lot more confident and starting to figure out how I want to do things and like your best practices.

    If one feels like they are not learning everything they need from these courses, I suggest going through all of the courses because almost all of my questions have been answered.

    Thank you for learning all of this and putting it into a course.

    Also, one of my biggest newbie hurdles was figuring out how I want to do drums when starting out. I discovered that working off of the piano roll/grid seems to work for me. The other way is FPC used with the grid is cool, too. I did purchase Playbeat 3 and Drumaxx but find myself liking your method of working with the Trio Sample pack, Channel Rack/Step Sequencer and grid. All you need is FL Studio and high quality samples that are on this site.

    Safespots course is cool and I like your concept of “audio painting” which is a unique way of putting things.

    And, being a visual learner, I find the videos to be more geared towards my learning style. I am not a great verbal learner so seeing it in action helps.

    Like I said, there is no worries if you don’t do the certificates. I mean, I watched them and know I watched the videos. Haha


    William Smith

    I forgot to say that when using a drum machine you have to setup your patterns in its sequencer, but I like seeing everything all at once using the grid. You can see the bars representing patterns, but seeing the drums drawn on the grid in context of the whole seems to be easier. That is just me.

    If you don’t have much money you don’t need to spend money on a drum VST, just use FL Studio–it has everything you need.

    End of transmission…


    William, that is excellent news.. my Course Pathways has helped a lot of students get up and running as simple as possible.

    Keep at it, and you will see continued results each month..

    Things take time to learn, and you’ll keep seeing improvement, which will keep you eager to keep going.

    Thank-you for your kind words to my FL Studio Courses and beatmaking training! 🙂

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