2/6/2018 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! I’ve got some more BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! This, my latest original instrumental composition piece is inspired by the legendary pop and r&b group, New Edition, and this piece is entitled, “Dream Girl”.
This composition, “Dream Girl” began with me digging through some royalty free sample packs that I downloaded from MUSICRADAR.COM, and finding some sort of island synth brass sample, which I didn’t have to do anything to, no pitching, no chopping, nothing, it’s an all natural sample, as it is normally right out of the kit. The pattern I played, wrote, created, produced, and performed was for the most part, eighth notes going up and down the C-Major scale. This part, in reality is the genesis of the whole beat and composition, and I just love it! YAY! SUPER HAPPY! WOOOO!
Next, I added an electric piano part, which consisted of half notes and eighth notes on the C-Major scale in a descending manner. This composition has many different parts and elements, but it all comes together really nicely.
The “Evolving Colors” patch was used next, and that part is a bunch of sixteenth notes, mainly going down the C-Major scale, with a bit of a skip or shuffle step in the middle of every 4th bar. I think it gives, “Dream Girl” something extra special, a little more flavour, if you will.
The bass line was next. Here, I used the “Muted” patch in a half note and eighth note pattern, it kind of sounds like if you were going to continuously walk up and down the stairs. It’s a great fit for this piece.
The last instrumental part, aside from the drum kit is the “Spectrum Echo” patch and part, where I played some simple chords to fit and sit underneath every other part that I laid down before it.
Moving onto the drum kit now. The first portion to the “Dream Girl” drum kit was the kick drum from the “Hip Hop Drum Machine” from GarageBand, where it’s a pattern of single sixteenth notes in the first bar, the first beat of the second bar, doubled up at the end of the second bar, single notes completely in the 3rd bar, and finally, doubled up on both beats of the fourth bar. The snare was added next, and that’s from the “Modern 808” kit. Here, I laid down single 16th notes in every bar, except in every fourth bar, where I doubled it up on both beats. Following that, I added a tambourine from the “Electronic Pop” kit, where it was single 16th notes all the way through until the fourth bar, where I doubled it at the beginning and tripled it to end the bar, respectively. The final part to this drum kit, and to this entire composition overall is a shaker part from the “Classic Drum Machine”, played in a sort of 16th shuffle pattern all the way through!
There you have it! The story of my latest composition, “Dream Girl”, which is inspired by the legendary r&b and pop group, New Edition! I hope you all enjoy this latest original piece, and if you would 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.