1/24/2018 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 piece is inspired by the upcoming Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea starting February 9th.
This piece is a very pop driven instrumental with a bit of big band brass thrown in, to give the piece that triumphant, ceremonial feel.
To start the build process of “Let The Games Begin”, I kicked things off with a simple chord progression on the “Rich Oscillators” patch from the “Synth Classics” bank within “GarageBand”. It’s written, created, produced, and performed as an eighth note progression. From there, I laid down a similar chord progression for the bass line, on the “Kidergarten Bass” patch. Next, the “Acoustic Guitar” patch pattern was added, and I raised the octave one or two levels, just to have something different within a composition that is mainly very synth based. It’s an incredibly simple line, and I think fits in really well with not only the synthesizer parts, but everything else within this composition as well. The next and last instrument patch, pattern, and part, aside from the drum kit, is the “Brass Ensemble”, which I lowered in terms of its output level, just so it’s noticeable and not completely overdriving the entire composition of “Let The Games Begin” and its feeling. I’m a fan of how all the instrumental parts in this latest original piece inspired by the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have come together, and now allow me to move onto the construction of the drum kit!
The building of the drum kit in “Let The Games Begin” began with a kick drum from the “Electronic Pop” kit from “GarageBand”. This kick drum line and pattern is a simple eighth note pattern with single notes all the way along, with the expection coming in the 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th bars. The next element to this drum kit is a kick drum from the “Infinity” kit, where it’s a bunch of single eighth notes all the way through, until bars 4 and 8, where I doubled them up. I added a clap next, taking that element from the “Big Room” kit, and laying it down in the exact same manner as the “Infinity” kit kick drum from the previous layer. The last piece to this composition and drum kit is the shaker pattern, which is also from the “Big Room” kit. That particular pattern is a mixture of quarter notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes played in a shuffling manner to add some shuffle feel to this composition and to cap off the latest original piece, “Let The Games Begin”, as a whole. So, there ya have it! The story of my latest original instrumental composition piece, “Let The Games Begin”, which is inspired by the upcoming Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea this February.
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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.