Free Audio and Music Course Tutorials

A few months back, I learned about Lynda.com from my local librarian, and have since been using it to expand my knowledge and experience on topics that interest me. Our local library offers free membership to this site and if your local library does not, the site is currently offering a 1-month free trial to get access to the abundance of resources available on the site. After which, a $29.99/month membership fee is required to continue accessing the site. Me, I have 2016 Microsoft Excel and Bookkeeping courses on my My Playlist, as I am targeting a job position in an office setting, to fall in line with past Accounting work experience. To read more about Lynda.com, redirect to my previous post here.

Below is a summary of the topics and software available under the category Audio + Music offered on Lynda.com. There are 12 categories offered in total, which I broke down into separate category post to keep the blog entry shorter, read more about the other categories hereTo help you find whether a specific software or topic is available, press Control + F (Mac) or Ctrl + F (Windows) to help find it faster or just scroll down.

The Audio + Music category has 271 Courses and 8,578 Video Tutorials available as of May 21, 2018:

  1. Topics Covered:
    •  Music Production (139)
    • DAWs (106)
    • Mixing (77)
    • Music Composition (56)
    • Virtual Instruments (49)
    • Songwriting (43)
    • Music Business (38)
    • Audio Plug-Ins (34)
    • Audio Engineering (28)
    • Mastering (28)
    • Music Editing (27)
    • Post Production (25)
    • Audio Effects (24)
    • Live Performance (22)
    • Recording Techniques (22)
    • Audio Foundations (10)
    • iPad Music Production (7)
    • Documentaries (6)
    • Film Scoring (6)
    • Music Notation (6)
    • Projects (5)
    • Microphones (4)
    • Remixing (4)
    • Studio Setup (4)
    • Tuning (4)
    • Acoustics (2)
    • Creative Spark (2)
    • Podcasting (2)
  2. Software Tutorials Available:
    •  Avid (50)
    • Pro Tools (46)
    • Apple (38)
    • Ableton (24)
    • Ableton Live (24)
    • Logic Pro (22)
    • Native Instruments (21)
    • Propellerhead (10)
    • Reason (10)
    • Adobe (8)
    • GarageBand (8)
    • Audition (7)
    • iZotope (5)
    • Celemony (4)
    • MASCHINE (4)
    • Melodyne (4)
    • Sibelius (4)
    • Audacity (3)
    • Final Cut Pro (3)
    • KOMPLETE (3)
    • MASSIVE (3)
    • PreSonus (3)
    • RX (3)
    • Studio One (3)
    • Waves (3)
    • Absynth (2)
    • Battery (2)
    • Cockos (2)
    • Cycling74 (2)
    • Finale (2)
    • FL Studio (2)
    • FM8 (2)
    • GUITAR RIG (2)
    • Image-Line (2)
    • iTunes (2)
    • Kontakt (2)
    • MakeMusic (2)
    • Open Source (2)
    • REAKTOR (2)
    • REAPER (2)
    • Steinberg (2)
    • WaveMachine Labs (2)
    • AmpliTube (1)
    • Antares (1)
    • Arturia (1)
    • Auria (1)
    • Auria Pro (1)
    • Auto-Tune (1)
    • Bitwig (1)
    • Bitwig Studio (1)
    • Cakewalk (1)
    • Cubase (1)
    • Cubase Pro (1)
    • Facebook (1)
    • Ferrite (1)
    • Flash Professional (1)
    • Google (1)
    • Google+ (1)
    • IK Multimedia (1)
    • iPad (1)
    • iReal Pro (1)
    • Lennar Digital (1)
    • LinkedIn (1)
    • MainStage (1)
    • Max for Live (1)
    • Max MSP (1)
    • Media Composer (1)
    • Modular V (1)
    • Music Memos (1)
    • Neutron (1)
    • Omnisphere (1)
    • Ozone (1)
    • Pinterest (1)
    • Premiere Pro (1)
    • SmartSound (1)
    • SONAR (1)
    • Sonicfire Pro (1)
    • SoundCloud (1)
    • Spectrasonics (1)
    • Splice (1)
    • Spotify (1)
    • Sylenth (1)
    • Technimo (1)
    • Twitter (1)
    • UAD-2 / Apollo (1)
    • Universal Audio (1)
    • Wooji Juice (1)
    • YouTube (1)
  3. Skill Levels:
    • Beginners (197)
    • Intermediate (119)
    • Advanced (52)
    • Appropriate for All (48)
  4. More Options:
    • Closed Captioning (50)

Final Words

Whether to build a resume, brush up on an interest, or learn more of an interest, I’m happy that my local public library offers so many educational perks. I have a good amount of interest in a lot of the topics available on the site; but, I only have so much time on my hand. Thankfully, the site is available to me for free, courtesy of my local library, and can access it when I have the time. Does your library offer free access to this site too? It is worth checking out. Maybe Audio and Music is not particularly interesting to you, check out the other 11 Categories on my previous post here.

If you are a stay-at-home mom who has been out of the work force for a bit and looking to finally enter the workforce again, what resources have you used to prepare yourself for a job? Do share.

Until next time.

Mabuhay!