1/13/2018 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! I’ve got more BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! This latest original instrumental composition is inspired by arguably one of the greatest television shows to hit the airwaves in the last 15 to 20 years, “NCIS”. I’ve been a huge fan of the show, since I first saw it, and with this inspired original instrumental piece, I wanted to take a slower pace and tone to it, as opposed to the feel and format of the actual show.
The building, creating, writing, performing, and producing of “You Don’t Waste Good” began like all my other compositions, VERY SIMPLY! I first used the “Soft Analog” patch from “GarageBand” to play a scale variation, just going up and down until I got the desired sound I was after, and hey, wouldn’t ya know it... I got it! From there, I laid down another scale variation using a “Classical Grand” piano patch. I played a different scale here to sort of counter act the “Soft Analog” patch and its pattern from the first layer of this composition. It was onto the first of two bass lines and patterns next, so I added a pattern where I was going down a scale primarily with the “Exoplanet” patch, then another very simple pattern using the “Liverpool” bass patch. I added the “Liverpool” bass part to make the bass line or lines sound more full, and plus, I like how it turned out.
Moving on to quite possibly the most important part to any piece of music, THE DRUMS! The first element of this drum kit was the kick drum from the “Hacienda” kit, which a played in a half note pattern on the 1st and 3rd beats of every bar, except for the fourth and eighth bars, where I doubled it into 8th notes. The woodblock was next from the “Bumper” kit played on the 2nd and 4th beats of every bar in the same half note pattern as the “Hacienda” kick drum from the previous layer. I then, added the snare drum from the “Modern 909” kit directly underneath and in the same pattern as the woodblock from the “Bumper” kit previously. I wanted to add the “Modern 909” snare underneath the “Bumper” kit woodblock to try and achieve something of a different sound. Again, I think I achieved that, and I’m incredibly proud of it. The last piece to the drum kit and composition puzzle was the shaker from the “Modern 808” kit. I played that in a shuffle, swing, 16th note pattern, just to bring the whole composition full circle.
There ya have it! The story of my latest original instrumental composition piece inspired by one of the longest running and greatest television shows, “NCIS”. I hope you all enjoy this piece, entitled, “You Don’t Waste Good”. Oh, an interesting side note, the title of this original composition, “You Don’t Waste Good”, comes from a line that Mark Harmon’s character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs says to Michael Weatherly’s character, Anthony DiNozzo in a season 8 episode. “Rule number 5, you don’t waste good”.
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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.