DR. BEACH‘s Blog
A short Break - in the Museum
Although I am not a big fan of Google, I must admit they have set up some some pretty impressive collection about EDM here. Worth a visit for everybody - and for me a good break from learning...
Getting the Notes Right...
... is my next objective: I need to learn more about scales and chords and how they sound and contribute to the final mix. In parallel I am trying to understand synthesizers (at least one of them) and to produce some interesting sounds with it - that’s a real fancy thing I could do all day!
Combining it all together shall result in the next updates of my first songs - but I guess these things will keep me busy for a few weeks now.
Dr. Beach‘s Diner
My second song has a more complex structure and even features breaks between the verses and before the chorus. I have also spent some time to work on the sounds although this song has currently just instrument tracks playing. Apparently I need to work on picking the „right“ selection of instruments - but let me finish first my knowledge of arrangements.
Hello World: My first song
Having understood the principles of arrangement I have created my first song based on the standard scheme:
- verse 1
- verse 1 variation
- verse 2
- verse 2 variation
In easy terms this defines the horizontal structure - and I know that I need to work on the vertical structure next: selecting the „right“ sounds and instruments.
Preparations for my first coaching session on music producing have started: I have picked four sample tracks that will provide some guidance for the next time.