Week 2

In this recording session I started off by completing a studio induction worksheet. This went through the order of the power up procedure in the studios . As well as going through this we recapped what we had covered the previous session which involved discussing the different equipment used in the studio. After we had gone through this we applied the theory we had learnt and put it to practical use.We got into groups and begun the process of starting up the studio in the correct order .

In this performance session we went through basic vocal warm ups to prepare us for the beginning part of the lesson which involved singing in preparation for our group vocal performance. During the vocal warm ups, we discussed why it was important to do warm ups before singing. The song that the group chose is Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac. As a group we sung the song a couple times so that everyone was okay with the song. In the other half of the lesson we were split into two groups and were given the task of composing a short song. In the group i was in we had a guitarist, a drummer and a pianists.  I usually play guitar but on this occasion I played bass.

In this MIDI session we went over how to get ultra beat up on logic and how to use it to create drum beats in specific styles. As well as this we were given the task of creating a short musical idea. I decided to choice the film based idea. I’ve already got my main melody down in the key of Cm. I chose to use the harp on Logic which doesn’t sound too bad. I’ve also started to layer the melody up with a string ensemble and also a layer of piano. For next lesson I reckon that I’ll change the piano that I’ve used as I’m not too keen on it. In addition to this I’m interested in possibly adding a section which incorporates a woodwind instrument , like a flute.

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