The Modes are viewed as this big, scary thing and it certainly took me some years to get my head around them. What have for you today is exactly what I wish someone had told me years ago.
How to make a seamless music edit.
https://youtu.be/V4a_k3tkL1U What is tempo? What is an ensemble? What is pitch? These questions are all answered in this LTGuitarist Beginner's Dictionary for Musicians. Not understading commonly-used terms is one of the biggest barriers to progessing in music, especially as a beginner. There's loads of great music tutorials online, but not many of them take the … Continue reading Beginner’s Music Composition Dictionary
https://youtu.be/wan1vo_LIAA Instrumental lofi hip-hop piece with loads of buggy effects and elements of vapourwave sound design. The piano hook is an original composition, which was mangled and developed for this finished piece. The track is called Ray of Light, let's just assume the artist is The Musical Endeavour - not really an issue until the … Continue reading Ray of Light
Not understading commonly-used terms is one of the biggest barriers to progessing in music, especially as a beginner.
Is there an easy way to move a piece of music from Digital Scoring Software, (Sibelius, Dorico, MuseScore, Guitar Pro, etc), to a Digital Audio Workstation, (Cubase, Pro Tools, Ableton)?
Intro taken from StabbedPanda.com: "Combating the technological and societal restrictions of quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak, a group of musicians combined forces to create an album in aid of Olympias Music Foundation.The project is led by Cambridge-born musician Jay Plent, (Scatterchild), and features a variety of artists from his creative network working in a variety of … Continue reading Collabavirus: Isolate & Collaborate
Througout April I challenged myself to write a new set of chords every day, posting them up on Twitter. Now, I know what you're thinking: "Liam, you're a musician. Surely you're writing music all the time?" Yeah, sure, but I don't usually have the time to actively improve on my craft. Working on something will … Continue reading Month of Chords
I recently had a chat with with Ethan Davies for Manchunian Matters about a collaborative project run by good friend, and regular collaborator, Jay Plent. We talk about collaboration, trust and the virus. Here's a snippet: "01010111 01100101 00100000 01101100 01101001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100010 01111001 00100000 00110000 01110011 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 00110001 … Continue reading Collabavirus: Making Music in the Digital-Only World [Manchunian Matters]
Here's a collaboration between myself and filmmaker/photographer Laura Elmer. Laura joined me to capture images during my recent DAWless livestream. This stream featured a bunch of sequenced loops and sampled hits, as well as a thumb piano. Here are some of our favourite images. Here's a peak at the camera kit. Laura used a Canon … Continue reading Livestream Photoshoot – 8.4.20