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 time … Continue reading Beginner’s Music Composition Dictionary
Ray of Light
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
Beginner’s Electric Guitar Dictionary
Not understading commonly-used terms is one of the biggest barriers to progessing in music, especially as a beginner.
From Score to DAW
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)?
Collabavirus: Isolate & Collaborate
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
Month of Chords
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
Collabavirus: Making Music in the Digital-Only World [Manchunian Matters]
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]
Synthesizers & Music Kit [Livestream Photoshoot – 8.4.20]
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 Synthesizers & Music Kit [Livestream Photoshoot – 8.4.20]
Quarantine Guitar Challenge
Here's something to distract all you guitarists during this weird lockdown. Every Monday I'm going to post a new weekly challenge for you to beat - it goes out to YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok. You can't escape it. https://youtu.be/6cVsTj1OcrY Who knows, this could go on for some time...
Beats with Crisps
Did you know you can bow a crisp? Nope, me neither.