Chapter 15 of 15 from Timbaland

How to Persevere

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Tim believes resilience and dedication are critical for success. As he concludes his MasterClass, he reveals what drives him and how you can keep focused on your inspiration and goals.

Topics include: Connect With One Person • Don't Get Distracted • Stay Focused on Your Craft • Keep Your Love for Music Alive

Tim believes resilience and dedication are critical for success. As he concludes his MasterClass, he reveals what drives him and how you can keep focused on your inspiration and goals.

Topics include: Connect With One Person • Don't Get Distracted • Stay Focused on Your Craft • Keep Your Love for Music Alive

Timbaland

Timbaland Teaches Producing and Beatmaking

Step inside the production studio with Timbaland. In his first-ever online class, Tim teaches his process for creating infectious beats and making sonic magic.

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Grammy-winning music producer Timbaland takes you behind the boards to teach you his process for creating iconic tracks with artists like Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, and Aaliyah. In his first-ever online class, learn how to collaborate with vocalists, layer new tracks, and create hooks that stick. Step into Timbaland’s studio and learn from one of the industry’s most innovative hit makers.

Grammy-winning music producer Timbaland teaches his process for constructing beats, collaborating in the studio, and creating chart-topping hits.

Along with a downloadable workbook, the class includes two exclusive new songs and stems you can use to remix or build beats of your own.

Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Timbaland will also critique select student work.

Reviews

4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Fantastic! I’m a producer and beat maker and was able to learn a lot about Tim’s process. I appreciate his transparency! Wish it was longer!

WOw So grateful you guys choose Timbaland to teach. I've took a break from music business for a while because I've been working on building residual income in other businesses to then go back to it. And now with this Class It really just gave me the knowledge inspiration and Gasoline to launch my productions to a whole new level light years away. Thank you again.. the Love of music never dies.

This day has changed the course of my life. Sails to the winds, Thank you TeamTimbo from the bottom of my heart. Truly keeping the artAlive <3 As one candle can light another, so it can go to light millions beyond. #godSpeed I would love to Jam with yall Teambo if the paths cross in their time. so much love 4yall #ninjaneerz #teamTimbo = ninjaneerz@gmail.com = 9704925949

it gave me so much inspiration Timbo doesn't no everything about music but his got the right team for he's ideas to express him self

Comments

DragonAstik

I seriously (almost) feel cheated this class was SO good... I honestly did not want to it to end!! When he said this is the end of my class I was like what!!! Timbalands is cool and down to earth approach made this like a religious experience, he is motivational and simply an amazing talent. The one thing he did not say but could be seen was surround yourself with good or better people than yourself and they will make you grow. His team is amazing and they provided some amazing feed back as well.

Christopher D.

https://soundcloud.com/chris-denman-991195773/ifweweretogether004-vox-izotope/s-8TCxQ I posted the instrumental of this a couple of weeks ago after watching the whole masterclass and getting a sudden burst of inspiration. I got a vocalist to add his lyrics and am just so happy with the results. Thanks again man!!!

AL H.

THIS CLASS WAS TRULY THE CLASS I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. I'M A HOUSE MUSIC PRODUCER BUT I'VE ALWAYS BEEN EXTREMELY IMPRESSED WITH TIMBALANDS WORK. HIS DRUM PATTERNS TO ME ARE VERY COMPLEX. WHEN I LISTEN TO HIS WORK, THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE SAME THRU THE SONG. HE ALWAYS WOULD CHANGE THE TIMING ON AN ELEMENT HE'S USING. SO NONE OF HIS BEATS WERE JUST STRAIGHT FORWARD. WITH HOUSE MUSIC ESSENTIUALLY BEING 4 ON THE FLOOR. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO ADD MORE COMPLEXITY TO HOUSE MUSIC BECAUSE OF HOUSE UNIVERSAL 4 ON THE FLOOR CONCEPT. I ALREADY APPROACH HOUSE MUSIC WITH A LITTLE OF HIP HOP PRODUCTION STYLE WHICH IS WHAT MAKES ME UNIQUE. BUT I STILL DIDN'T KNOW THE TRUE WHAT I CALL THE MECHANICS OF HIP HOP ITSELF WITH SYNCOPATED BEATS AND MUSIC. AND TIMBALAND BY FAR WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO BREAKDOWN ON MY OWN. SO TO LEARN FROM THE MAN HIMSELF IS PRICELESS. SO THANK YOU MASTER CLASS AND MOST OF ALL TIMBALAND FOR WILLING TO SHARE HIS KNOWLEDGE AND LETTING US INTO HIS HEADSPACE. FOREVER GRATEFUL.

A fellow student

Masterclass, I can't thank you enough for this class being presented. This was literally the most informed, entertaining, and inspiring music production video I've ever seen in my LIFE. And I'm not bullshitting.. lol. I've seen hundreds upon hundreds of videos about making beats and so on on Youtube but this one..? omg this brought me to the light. Timbland is a real one for this one. God bless you !

Dee D.

Always stay focus on the GIFT! Not on the gifts the Gift can get you! Been the way I always roll. Thanks Tim for this class. I am truly doing what I love.

A fellow student

Thank You Master CLass-ter Timbaland!!!!! this class was truly inspiring and showed me some new techniques as well as broke me out of my regular rhythm patterning ....... https://soundcloud.com/pirx-rem/inspired/s-rmOzD

Savaunn K.

Love the advice he gave tru game STAY FOCUSED HAVE DEDICATION BE PERSISTENT HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE be humble while enjoying the fame MONEY WELL SPENT TIME NOT WAISTED LOVED THIS CLASS I HOPE HE DOES ANOTHER CLASS

Matt G.

This lesson is great advice for any field of endeavor: "AMBITION, PERSISTENCE, HARD WORK, DEDICATION."

Shahin M.

Tim kind of looks like Paul Pierce a little. This Masterclass was phenomenal. Truly a master passing down his wisdom. Thank you.

Robert C.

This is the most crazy nuts creative music I ever heard and seen I learn so much from this Tim 's master class. I really appreciated for all these awesome artwork pieces that you put in. no word to say just bend down give you highest respect to Tim and your team.

Transcript

How do you get heard? How do you get known? Ambition, persistence, hard work, dedication, never giving up, that's how you get known. Always sticking to it. If it's good, it'll manifest itself. If it's not, hey, you gave it your all. I can't tell everybody this, say, I'm going to be a music producer, you're going to be a music producer. That's not going to happen. It's all about your perseverance, your strive to be better than what you are yesterday, always trying to be a better you, always trying to better yourself, always trying to figure out what you're doing wrong, taking criticism, you know, what you don't-- like, there's going to be hard days when, you know, you want to give up. I still had those days, you know? But you can't give up because it's what you love. [MUSIC PLAYING] My first success was, I think, "If Your Girl Only Knew," Aaliyah. And I just wanted my music to be heard. I don't know what it took to get there. I was a young kid that was, like, I just wanted my music to be heard. And I was so blessed that Aaliyah loved my sound, loved me and Missy, what we was doing. And when they called and told us, I remember Berry, her manager, her record label, said, congratulations. You got your first number one. I'm like, what? You know? You smiling, but it's still-- I don't know nothing about the business. I don't know it was-- wow, people liked my music. Yes. That's all I wanted. You know, saying have some money to help my mom or help my dad, you know? But this lease, but that wasn't the drive. It was the drive to make the people say, wow. You know, it really wasn't a drive. It was I wanted people to hear my music, you know? Then, as they heard it, this would kind of like made me be like, wait a minute. A girl said to me, you got the dope beats, out of nowhere, in a mall. You know? Random. OK. It's Jay-Z on it. That's Jay-Z. She looked past Jay-Z to tell me my beats were dope. So that means my music has touched her, along with Jay and whoever artist was on the music. But she identified my music, my template. Moving that one particular person was more than money or number one on the charts because I was moved doing it, and I know I wanted people to be moved. And when she was-- when she told me that, it's-- I knew there was millions of other people out there that might feel the same way. But I needed that one voice. So that was a moment that said, thank you, God, for the gift. [MUSIC PLAYING] To be honest with you, I'm a type of guy, you know, at one point, I didn't spend nothing, which I'm like that now. Like, I don't spend nothing. I just want to spend it on music stuff, music equipment, new stuff, new ideas. And, you know, you got to be careful because once the fame come, you want to try things. And it's nothing you can do because it going to hit you in a different form. I'm telling you how it hit me. You know, you get hot. You start feeling yourself. So now you neglect what got you hot, and that's mu...