1/5/2018 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! I’ve some more BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! This latest original instrumental beat composition is inspired by, oddly enough a BRAND SPANKING NEW series, “LA to Vegas” on Fox! This new original is entitled, “Sunset on Vegas”, and is a very jazz, pop sounding record. The creation process began with the “Fifth Element” synth patch in GarageBand, where I played a very simple chord pattern, then duplicated it on the “Spectrum Echo” patch, just to make the main synth lead part sound REALLY full. The next element to this piece was the first of two bass parts. The first bass patch was the “P-Bass”, which I had raised a couple octaves and played a simple 16th note and half note pattern. The second bass part was created, written, performed, produced on the “Liverpool” patch, and with that pattern, I wanted something that would easily sit underneath the “P-Bass”, and give the, what I think is a proper bass feeling, where the instrument, commonly sounds low. Moreover, I think having 2 bass parts just adds to the feel and vibe of the composition, and I couldn’t be happier with how those parts sound. What’s behind the next door?! A solid 8 bar chord progression on the “Roots Rock” electric guitar patch, which I played in a sort of call and response manner. It’s very simple, and I think very calming. I think it’s one of those parts and elements that makes a composition, and I think it makes this one. On to the drums we go! The first portion to the drum kit was the kick drum from the “Hacienda” kit, where a quarter note was played on every note of every bar, except for every 4th bar, where I had played a 16th note finish and pattern, just to signify a change in the composition. The next part was a snare drum from the “Modern 808” kit. Side note, I think this is the first composition I have written to not use a clap, and that’s something that I use in almost, iif not all of my other pieces. Although, in defence of not using a clap in this piece, I think the snare drum is the perfect partner for the kick drum in this case. The 808 snare drum is played on beats 2 and 4 of every bar, except on the last beat of every 4th bar, I doubled it there. The last two parts of the composition and this drum kit are from the “Infinity” kit. The first element is what I think is a wood block played in a 16th note shuffle pattern. I used that because it sounded different than anything I had used before. The second element from the “Infinity” kit was a shaker, played in almost the exact pattern as the woodblock from the previous layer. I wanted to use the shaker to accent all the pieces of the drum kit, especially the woodblock, and plus it would be the one thing that was missing if I didn’t add it, so I did. There you have it! The story of my latest instrumental composition, inspired by “LA to Vegas”, a BRAND NEW television series airing on Fox. I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by. If you like what you see and hear, then PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL to keep up with 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.