2/3/2018 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you are awesomely well! I’ve got more BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! My latest piece here is inspired by the massively funny and super successful sitcom of the 1970’s and 80’s, “Three’s Company”, which starred John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Norman Fell, Audra Lindley, Richard Kline, Priscilla Barnes, Don Knotts, Ann Wedgeworth, and Jenilee Harrison. I have loved this show since I saw it for the first time I think about 3 or 4 years ago, and keep in mind these episodes are from the 70’s and 80’s, and they still hold up today! You want to know why? It’s SIMPLE! The premise is simple, the acting is top notch, it’s well written and well executed. The other thing is, “Three’s Company”, at least in my opinion, is one of those shows that never strayed from its original premise and what made it successful. It’s SUPER funny, and I highly recommend it, if you haven’t seen it, and if you have, go watch the episodes from its 8 year run again!
This new piece, entitled “The More The Merrier”, which as I said is inspired by “Three’s Company” began with a simple chord progression on the “Classical Grand” piano patch from the “Keyboards” bank in GarageBand. Using chords you’d find on the C Major scale, which is the scale that this piece is written, created, produced, and performed in. I next added a chord progression on the “Evolving Colors” patch to give the composition a little more warmth. I honestly thought that I wasn’t going to use any patches other than the “Classical Grand” piano, but hey, I did and it worked to the benefit of how the composition turned out. Following the “Evolving Colors” patch and pattern was laid down, I put a chord progression from the “Soft Analog” patch down, just because I thought it fit. Moving onto the bass line, I wrote, created, performed, and produced that from the “”Car Horn Bass” patch, where the pattern mainly is going down the C scale, also because I wanted to have some solid low end in the bass line, and with the “Car Horn Bass” patch, I got it. So short answer, YAY! I’m happy!
From there, it’s onto the drum kit! The first element to the drums was the kick drum played in a shuffle eighth note pattern from the “Electronic Pop” kit. Which I think gives, “The More The Merrier” a real bounce, pop, and pep in its step, if you will. Next, I added the clap from the “House Drum Machine” kit, which is played as a single eighth note pattern up until the beginning of every fourth bar, where I doubled it. Lastly, I added a shaker from the “Infinity” kit to cap off not only the drum kit, but the whole composition overall. Here, I played several groups of 16th notes, just packed and shuffled all together.
There ya have it! The story of my latest composition, “The More The Merrier”, which is inspired by the massively funny and super successful sitcom from the 1970’s and 80’s, “Three’s Company”. I hope you all enjoy this piece, 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.