Trailer Music Trailblazers
Unleash Your Potential with Professional Trailer Music StrategiesMASTER TRAILER MUSIC
After completing Trailer Music Trailblazers, you will be able to ...
Create Compelling Trailer Music
Master the art of trailer music composition and confidently craft tracks that engage audiences and capture the attention of industry professionals. You'll have the skills and knowledge to produce high-quality, impactful music that elevates any trailer.
Navigate the Trailer Music Industry
Gain a thorough understanding of the trailer music and license music industry, including the business aspects such as royalties, sync fees, and performance rights organizations. You'll be equipped to navigate the industry landscape with confidence and seize opportunities for success.
Work with Boosted Productivity
After completing this course, your productivity will soar as you gain effective techniques and strategies. You'll be able to work on multiple tracks simultaneously, streamlining your workflow and making creating an entire album much more manageable.
"This course rocks!"
Nick Phoenix, Two Step from HellENROLL NOW
Meet Your Instructor Alex Pfeffer
Hi, I am Alex, a seasoned composer hailing from Hamburg, Germany, with a prosperous 17-year-long career in the trailer music and video game industry.
In 1998, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my passion for music at the Los Angeles College of Music. My journey into the realm of trailer music began in 2005 when I composed my first license track for Dynamedion.
Over the years, I've collaborated with prestigious music production companies such as Two Steps from Hell, Epic Score, Liquid Cinema, Gothic Storm, Position Music, and many more.
My compositions have graced the trailers of renowned movies like Pacific Rim, Sherlock Holmes, and Harry Potter, to name a few. Currently, my music can be heard across 60+ TV shows worldwide.
My musical scores have added depth to numerous popular titles in the video game sphere.
These include CHORUS, Company of Heroes 3, Crysis 2, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Battleforge, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, Sacred 2, Galaxy on Fire 3, Arcania, Runes of Magic, Risen, John Woo's Stranglehold, Dragon's Prophet, Tian Xia 3, The Settlers VII, ANNO 1404, Kinect Rush, Black Prophecy, DarkStar One, HCA: The Ugly Prince Duckling, and more.
In addition, I've had the honor of working alongside industry giants such as Mick Gordon (DOOM 2016), Trevor Morris (The Tudors), and Frank Peterson (Sarah Brightman).
I've also written numerous tracks for nearly every leading sample library company, further diversifying my portfolio.
Discover the full course curriculum
MODULE 01 | TRAILER MUSIC ESSENTIALS
Video lessons on Structure, Preparation, Track Duration, Inspiration, Workflow, The Red Line, Template? No!, Template? Yes!, Layering Sounds, Signature Sounds, Creating a Signature Sound from Scratch, Harmony & Theory, Arrangement, Melody, Building Excitement & Tension, Keeping the Consistency of a Track, Building an Epic Percussion Section I & II, Mixing - Theory, Mixing - Practice, Mastering - Practice I, Mastering - Practice II, Mastering - Practice III, TV Cuts.
MODULE 02 | THE BEGINNING | CHAOS THEORY | TWO STEPS FROM HELL
Video lessons on analyzing Structure, Harmony & Theory, Strings, Brass, Percussion, Synths, Choirs, Hits & FX, Mixing and Mastering.
MODULE 03 | BEYOND THE STARS | CHAOS THEORY | TWO STEPS FROM HELL
Video lessons on analyzing Structure, Harmony & Theory, Strings, Brass, Percussion, Synths, Choirs, Hits & SFX, Vocals, Mixing, and Mastering.
MODULE 04 | RISING GODS | CHAOS THEORY | TWO STEPS FROM HELL
Video lessons on analyzing Structure, Harmony & Theory, Strings, Brass, Percussion, Synths, Choirs, Hits & FX, Mixing, and Mastering.
MODULE 05 | EXCLUSIVE TMC TRACK | MAKE IT SO
Video lessons on analyzing Structure, Harmony & Theory, Strings, Brass, Percussion, Synths, Guitars, Choirs, Hits & FX, Mixing and Mastering, Session Files.
MODULE 06 | EXCLUSIVE TMC TRACK | TO ETERNITY
Video lessons on Sketching the Maintheme, Creating the Track Structure, Basic Instrumentation I, Basic Instrumentation II, Basic Instrumentation III, Working on Choir I & II, Filling the Track I, Filling the Track II & Premastering, Filling the Track III, Mixing, Mastering, Session Files.
MODULE 07 | EXCLUSIVE TMC TRACK | LIFTOFF AT SUNRISE
Video lessons on Speedwriting I, Speedwriting II, Speedwriting III, Speedwriting IV, Speedwriting V, Speedwriting VI, Session Files.
MODULE 08 | CUSTOM & COVERS | MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
Video lessons on Preparation, Orchestral Instruments, Percussions, Choirs, Synth & Hits, Mix & Master, Session Files.
MODULE 09 | TRAILER MUSIC BUSINESS
Video lessons on Publishing Methods, Syncs, Royalties, Deals, PROs, Building Connections, Connections Research - Do's and Don'ts, Mental Health.
MODULE 10 | FEEDBACK SESSIONS
Videos on How do the Feedback Sessions work?, Feedback Session 01, Feedback Session 02, Feedback Session 03.
What our students have to say
"Having heard great tracks from Alex Pfeffer and by enjoying the high quality content of his YouTube channel, I knew his Trailer Music Course would be an excellent learning experience. The course is packed with practical information on the process of composing trailer music and comprehensive walkthroughs of five tracks, providing a detailed look into his musical workflow, followed by the reasons behind his choices. It also features a valuable section of business advice for this industry."
"Alex is a wealth of information and "Trailer Music Essentials" is an absolute treasure trove! From structure through harmony and basic theory, arrangement techniques, melody, and original sound design, all the way to the mix, master, and final delivery - it's all here. And the course is just getting started! After you've learned all this, you embark on a massive deep-analysis journey through 3 major-label trailer tracks plus 2 more exclusive tracks written specifically for the course. With the very last section dedicated to the business side of making trailer music, there is really no stone left unturned. "
"The course and the website are very well organized. The number of details is astonishing! I've recently switched my music career focus to trailer music production and this is a perfect place to start."
"Having already taken a number of the other trailer courses online, I can safely say that Alex’s course offers a better value (especially if you get in during the early access period!) and easier to follow curriculum than the competition. He lays out fundamentals from structure to mixing in an easy to follow way that you can put into practice regardless of the style of music you write. Offering the foundation of ‘why’ and then giving you the ‘how to’ is one of Alex’s strong advantages here. Recommended."
"I've taken quite a few trailer courses and I'm not new to the trailer music business, I've writtena few cues for a publisher and although I haven't landed a proper trailer yet (besides a TV promo), I came very close to landing the theatrical trailer to Toy Story 4 and How to Train Your Dragon, however at the last minute, both were swapped out. Then I knew, there must be something that is just not quite right that I'm doing, so I enrolled in Alex's course, mainly for his insane production skills, but I have learned compositional/arrangement techniques that the other courses failed to give me. Alex's method is concise and to the point, with each video providing a ton of valuable information. I know my future tracks will now be where they need to be to land the deal! Highly recommend."
"I had the pleasure of taking the trailer music course and it was truly a game-changer for me. The course provided me with invaluable insights that helped me to improve my trailer tracks significantly. As a result, I am proud to say that my music has been featured in major campaigns for World of Warcraft, Overwatch 2, Hearthstone, BMW, and many more. I am extremely grateful for the course and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to enhance their trailer music production skills. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and please continue to do so!"
"This is an absolute gem of a course. I love the structured content as well as your detailed and thorough approach. It's so well organized, all with a wealth of material. Seeing your workflow and process has made me approach composing trailer music differently, from start to finish. I now feel so much more equipped and confident when composing my tracks. Thank you, Alex!"
Jeff Rona's testimonial on Trailer Music Trailblazers
"I’ve known Alex a long time, and he is truly one of the best trailer writers in the business. I can’t believe how well he’s put this course together to lay out EXACTLY how great trailers are conceived, written, and produced. This course is a no-brainer for anyone interested in scoring trailers and promos."
Discover Kevin Kuschel's insightful review of the Trailer Music Course
My Satisfaction Guarantee
I am deeply committed to your learning and satisfaction. That's why I offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for my Trailer Music Trailblazers.
From the moment of your purchase, you have a full seven days to dive into the material and experience the course. If, within this one week, you're not completely happy or feel that the course hasn't met your expectations, I want to know.
I genuinely believe in the value of this course, and I want you to be just as enthusiastic. If you're not, then I'm not satisfied either. So, if you're unhappy, I promise to refund every penny you've paid. No questions asked, no hard feelings.
Remember, I only want to see happy faces. If you're not happy, neither am I. Your satisfaction and success are my top priorities.
How long will this course be available?
Once you have purchased and enrolled in this course, you will have access forever.
What if I don't like the course?
In case you don't like the course or it wasn't what you imagined, you will get your full money back within the first SEVEN days after purchase. No questions asked!
Do I have to do assignments?
No, you can take this course at your own pace and start wherever you want. The course is available in sections about essential trailer knowledge, track analysis, and business. It is totally up to you what you want to dive into first, and no assignments need to be done.
However, we have a Discord support group where you can post your tracks, and I will send you feedback as soon as possible!
I'm not sure I have the necessary skills to compose trailer music.
This course accommodates all skill levels, walking you through the fundamentals of trailer music composition and gradually introducing more advanced concepts. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned composer, you'll gain new insights and skills.
I've tried learning trailer music composition before, and it was too hard.
Understanding that learning new skills can be challenging, we've designed our course to simplify complex concepts. Each lesson is crafted to be digestible and engaging, ensuring you grasp every topic easily.
I don't have the time to dedicate to an entire course.
The beauty of this course is its flexibility. It's self-paced, allowing you to learn whenever and wherever suits you. You have lifetime access to the course content to revisit the material as often as needed.
I'm worried I won't get enough support or feedback.
We provide a supportive community where you can receive personal feedback on your compositions. Plus, the instructor is readily available to address any questions or concerns.