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Music Composition - How to Compose Ambient Music

——   Created by Mikael Baggström

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Your Adventure in Ambient Music Composition

Hello Composers, Mike here. And you are about to go on a new learning adventure. Your destination for this journey, is to learn the secrets of how to compose ambient and atmospheric music in many different styles.


  1. The Foundations of Ambient Music
  2. The Golden Guidelines of Ambient Music
  3. The Sounds & Colors of Ambient Music


  1. Many Live Examples
  2. Practical Assignments
  3. Bonus Resources

You will be able to create anything from magical atmospheres, to thrilling underscore moods, to dark and evil soundscapes.

What is Ambient Music

In most styles of music, you have something that is directing the focus of the listener. Like a melody, riff or hook of some kind. Well, in ambient music, you want to avoid sharp hooks. In fact, you want to avoid anything that is sharp in any aspect at all. Basically ambient music should not have any strong focus.

Ambient music is more about creating a dreamlike world, and dreams have a cloud-like and unfocused aspect to them. As a composer of ambient music, your mission is to create an atmosphere, a landscape of sounds.


My name is Mike, and I am a composer.

Just. Like. You. =)

I started making music back in 1998. And I love to educate, motivate, and inspire creative people, like yourself.


So take action now, and start your journey to become a master of ambient music composition. Let’s begin your adventure, right now! =)

31 Lessons

Foundations of Ambient Music Composition
2 mins
Your adventure in ambient music
free preview
2 mins
The power of ambient music
free preview
8 mins
Create worlds of sound
free preview
3 mins
Live example of ambient music
3 mins
Assignment ear training
Styles of Ambient Music
13 mins
Ambient music - relaxing & calm
11 mins
Ambient music - magical & dreamy
12 mins
Ambient music - dark & ominous
The Sounds of Ambient Music
1 min
The sounds of ambient music
8 mins
Noisescapes & soundscapes
7 mins
Drones & pads
5 mins
Soft strings
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About the instructor

Mikael Baggström

Hey Friends! My name is Mike, and I am a Professional Music Composer and Sound Designer from Sweden, with experience of Making Music since 1998. …

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