5 Online Classes to Take If You Want to Get Into the Music Business

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* Hone your skills from the experts themselves
* At-home classes let you learn at your own pace, on your own time
* Master include Carlos Santana, Hanz Zimmer and more

Whether you fancy yourself a musician, composer or producer, it takes gumption to make it in the music business. And what better way to learn than from the experts themselves? MasterClass has become a household name for its insanely accessible (and incredibly awesome) at-home classes. If you want to be heard, these classes will help you find your voice.

1. Carlos Santana Teaches the Art and Soul of Guitar

Hone your sound by learning from the master himself. Carlos Santana has 10 Grammys and more than 50 years of experience under his belt; plus, he’s responsible for some the grooviest rifts of all time. This essential class features 13+ lessons and a handily downloadable workbook so you can track your progress.

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2. Herbie Hancock Teaches Jazz

Jazz is one of the easiest genres to get into but one of the hardest to actually master. As one of the most celebrated jazz musicians of all time, you can learn tried-and-true techniques to help you progress as a musician. This class features 25 video lessons, original piano transcriptions and more.

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3. Hanz Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring

As one of the most prolific composers of our time, Hanz Zimmer has successfully scored more than 150 movies, including The Lion King, The Dark Knight and more. This class offers 31 video lessons and a downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and extra material.

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4. Armin van Buuren Teaches Dance

As his first-ever class, the world-renowned DJ breaks down the ins and outs of how to go about producing, performing and promoting dance music. With 33 individual lessons, you’re sure to leave this class with a better understanding of the craft.

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5. Tom Morello Teaches Electric Guitar

Tom Morello is one of the loudest and most respected voices in modern rock, and with 26 exclusive lessons, the former Rage Against the Machine guitarist teaches his unique approach to making music.

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5 Online Classes To Take If You Want To Get Into The Movie Business