1/6/2018 1 Comment
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 piece is entitled, “Watch The Domino”, and is inspired by the Marvel comic book character and its subsequent television series, that aired from 1997 to 1999, “Night Man”. The title of this composition, “Watch The Domino” comes from the series’ protagonist’s name, “Johnny Domino”. This track is very jazz sounding and influenced, as I wanted something jazzy, as an homage to the Johnny Domino character, since he does play a saxophone. Although, I will say, there are no saxophone runs, pieces, or parts within this composition. The creation and construction of “Watch the Domino” began with the first bass line, which I wrote and recorded using the “P-Bass” patch within “GarageBand”. The pattern on the “P-Bass” patch is a bunch of 8th, half, and 16th notes in the key of C-Major, which is the key that this composition is written, performed, and produced in. Next, I added some chords and an 8th note run with the “Classical Grand” piano and keyboard patch, as a way to sort of mellow out the “P-Bass” and the fact that I think it sounds a little bit punchy! The next two elements within this new instrumental piece were an acoustic guitar pattern, where I wanted to have something, sort of along the lines of an answer for the “P-Bass”, and once that was in place, I added a second bass part, using the “Exoplanet”, and the theory behind that was to have something answer the acoustic guitar part. To my surprise, it all fit together, each separate instrumental part. I mean, REALLY, REALLY well, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! This composition, and a few more which I will release at later dates are slower in tempo than most of my other works, but I think they sound just as good, if not better, and I’m really proud of these new pieces! Now that all the instrumental parts were laid down, I moved onto probably the most important part to any musical piece, THE DRUMS! The first element of the drum kit within “Watch the Domino” was my favourite drum from the “Modern 909” kit from “GarageBand”, where a quarter note is played on every beat of every bar. From there, to add some oomph and definition to the composition and the kick drum, I laid down a snare drum, also from the “Modern 909” kit, in almost the exact same pattern as the kick drum. The only difference was that I doubled up the kick drum on the last beat of every 4th bar. I added a clap from the “Hacienda” kit next in the pattern of a quarter note on the second beat of every bar and doubling it on the last beat of every 4th bar, much like I did with the snare drum. I figured adding the clap would add a little punch or kick to the drum kit and the overall composition. The last element to the drum kit and composition overall was the shaker from the “Infinity” kit played in an 8th and 16th note shuffle swing pattern, which I think is the exclamation point on the whole composition! That certain somethin’ somethin’ that just caps this whole thing off. There it is! The story of how my latest piece, “Watch the Domino” was written, performed, constructed, and produced! I hope you all enjoy it, and 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.