Composition for Computer Musicians (Artistpro) by Michael Hewitt

By Michael Hewitt

You are tremendous acquainted with the software program that you just use, have a superb knowing of your individual style, or even have a superb simple realizing of track conception. even though, this doesn't inevitably suggest so you might write powerful song tracks. you would like one other form of wisdom to boot – the information of composition. This pleasant consultant explains the fundamentals of composing songs and track at the machine utilizing any song utilizing any track production and recording software, even if you opt cause, dwell, Cubase, good judgment, professional instruments, electronic Performer, Finale, Sibelius, FL Studio, SONAR, or anything. It’s now not as demanding because it sounds, and this booklet eases the educational curve so you’ll be making track very quickly. You’ll speedy the right way to application rhythm and drums, create basslines and melodic leads, and use FX and samples. You’ll additionally find out about blending and gaining knowledge of your music and allotting it to a mass viewers. Composition for computing device Musicians explains all of it whereas exhibiting you the fundamentals of tune concept all through so you’ll confirm you’re not only making noise at the laptop – you’re utilizing your desktop to make professional-sounding song.

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The exotic names given to these drums betray their origins, for they all form part and parcel of drumming systems and drumming traditions belonging to cultures other than our own. This is why they are called functional percussion—because in the countries of their origin, they all fulfill a primary and important role in the process of drumming. These drums and the drumming traditions to which they belong have provided a perennial source of fascination for Western musicians. I am sure you have seen and heard the impressive spectacle of taiko drumming, a Japanese drumming tradition that goes back hundreds of years.

As you might have guessed, by beat-box I mean imitating the drum sounds with your voice. It is no coincidence that many cultures teach percussion through the vocalization of drum sounds in this way, the logic being that if you can learn to vocalize a drum pattern, it will be a lot easier when you actually try to play it. Beat-boxing a pattern also ensures that you keep it simple: If you can’t beat-box a kick-snare pattern, it is probably not a very good one anyway. C ha p t e r 3 R h yt h m a n d D r u m P r o g r a m m i n g 27 Two-, Four-, and Eight-Bar Extensions Notice that all of the aforementioned patterns are only one bar long.

The groove is a natural human feature of drumming, and by applying and using different grooves, the basic human feel of the drum track can be both enhanced and modified. The fourth key feature was the fill— that flourish of activity the drummer uses to announce the end of one section and the beginning of another. We discussed different kinds of fills, together with the necessity of developing different fills or variations of the same fill in order to counteract that mechanical and lifeless quality of a computer-generated drum track.

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