Are you aged between 11 and 18 and want to start creating your own music?
You can get stuck in right now via our free YouTube mini-series, which is packed full of creative practical tutorials.
The Future Sound Digital playlist guides you through the steps of songwriting, freestyling, building a demo and much, much more. The series features talented artists Oscar Jerome, Sans Soucis and Arji Manuelpillai as they take you through the tips, tricks and how-tos of making music.
You can take part in Future Sound Digital, wherever you are
You can watch these pre-recorded videos any time you like, on a phone, tablet or desktop. And they are completely free!
- video tutorials on songwriting and what it takes to become a professional musician.
- tips and advice to inspire you to create your own music and lyrics.
- tasks to help and encourage you to write and record your own music.
What you’ll learn
- how to write lyrics.
- how music helps you express yourself and feel comfortable in yourself.
- what steps these professional musicians took to get to where they are now.
meet the artists
Series 1: Learn new musical techniques with Oscar Jerome
Series 1: Write music and lyrics with Sans Soucis
Series 1: write lyrics and poems with Arji Manuelpillai
Series 2: write music using bandlab with oscar jerome
Series 2: learn about creative production with sans soucis
Series 2: write lyrics with arji manuelpillai
Series 3: Improvising with your voice BY PLUMM
Series 3: Developing your sound with Joe Downard
Series 4: GETTING INTO MUSIC WITH AMY GADIAGA
What are people saying about Future Sound Digital?
Here’s what people who’ve taken part said:
“It was really cool to watch you create a track! It was amazing, thank you sooo much.”
“I learnt how to express myself in music and that my experiences in life can help inspire lyrics. I enjoyed the creativity.”
“Such an amazing masterclass. Really great insight into being a musician”
Here’s what the artists say:
“I have managed to make a career doing what I love; it has taken a bit of work, but it is definitely possible for anyone to achieve.’ – Oscar Jerome
“One truth we can say is, playing a musical instrument or doing your art form whatever it is, is good for your mental health and wellbeing, we know that. So, whilst anyone else is anxious or stressed out, you can always turn to your instrument and play. That is a gift. It’s the biggest gift you can have really.” – Arji Manuelpillai
“Our minds are boundless sources of creative expression, each one different from the other, and I want young people to feel comfortable being themselves, regardless of how competent in music they are.” – Sans Soucis
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From time to time we run live, interactive workshops with artists on YouTube. We’ll post dates and times of any future sessions on this page. They can also be streamed into schools, so if your school would like to take part please ask your teacher to get in touch with [email protected]
With huge thanks to the following people for their support and creative input in helping us make the Future Sound Digital videos: Lou Jasmine and team – filming, editing and photography (series 1); Felipe Pagani – filming, editing and photography (series 2); Adam Saunders, composer, musician and educator – music education and content consultancy on both series.