11/24/2017 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! I’ve got even more BRAND NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! This one is inspired by SUPERSTAR rapper and Toronto’s own, Drake! At least the more I listen to it back, the more it sounds like something Drake would get on! The beginnings of this new composition was to have many different layers, like all of my others, but with this specific one, I want each layer to have a different pattern, even if it was just a slight change and the slightest difference, and that’s what I wrote, created, performed, and produced! “Drink Up” all started with a grand piano patch that I lowered to the 2nd lowest octave that GarageBand would let me, as in my opinion the lowest octave within GarageBand is a bit too low, to the point where you wouldn’t be able to hear the instrument. I then followed that up with a similar pattern using a classical grand piano patch, the slight difference here is that there are some eighth notes in the places where the quarter notes are in the grand piano patch on the first layer of this composition, and the classical grand piano is at the same octave as the grand piano patch, as well. From there I added a synth bass, known as the “Car Horn Bass” in GarageBand. When it came to the bass, and the succeeding “Supergroup Lead”, I wanted to add some swing and some shuffle, and I think I accomplished what I set out to do, especially with this new instrumental beat composition, which is always nice! With the addition of both the synth lead and the synth bass, I played by feel, what that means is, I played those parts based on how the piano parts made me feel at the time, and if I may say, IT WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS! YEAH BUDDY! Once all the synth and instrument parts were in place, I moved on to creating and producing the drum parts. The first part of the drum kit with this new beat was the clap from the “Infinity” kit within GarageBand, it’s all pretty much quarter notes, except in the third and sixth bars, where I tripled and quadrupled it respectively. With every element of the drum kit, I wanted to create a sort of dance shuffle marching pattern and feel to the composition, so with the snare from the “Electronic Pop” kit and the kick drum from the “Modern 909” kit, I composed a couple of patterns consisting mostly of 16th notes, and it all marches, drives, and fits together really, really, well! I couldn’t be any happier with how this new composition turned out. It’s one of the slower paced beats I’ve created, in terms of tempo, as it is only 85 beats per minutes, where as most of my other compositions are about 110 BPM. Nonetheless, I had a ton of fun writing, producing, performing, and creating “Drink Up”, and I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I do. It’s honestly one of my most favourite compositions and creations, so please do enjoy it in all it’s glory! If you like what you see and hear, then PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL to keep up with all my latest releases and goings on! Thanks everybody! Talk to you all again soon!
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Hi there! My name is Leigh Dickey. I am an Entertainer, Host, Speaker, Voice Over Artist, and Producer who has been delighting audiences since 1995. I have extensive experience in both the radio and television industries, as well. Welcome to my blog. Here you will find personal stories from my life, my career, and pretty much anything that comes across my mind. Thanks for stopping by.