Towards the end of 2020 I was asked to come on board a project with the chaps at Val Verde Broadcasting, helping with the audio, sound design and composing the original score. This was a big job, but we're all excited about the finished piece and extatic that it's out in the world!
Intro To Speed Composition
https://youtu.be/Ckv3siqzvYA Talking about why composers may want to prioritise speed over quality and offering some ideas for musicians wanting to try out speed composing. This is the first of several videos on faster music composition - future videos will look at specific techniques and ideas in detail.
Phasing [Composition Toolbelt]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ5h7WZn8Pw Exploring Phasing through traditional music score and digital audio manipulation. Phasing as a super cool composition technique which is used to great effect in minimalism and abstract pieces of music but can be equally useful and intriguing in modern music too. The scoring software is Guitar Pro 7 and the DAW is Cubase 8.5
Interview with 12Tone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9b9PEd44D4 I sit down with 12Tone Videos to talk about their journey towards becoming a YouTube content creator and share advice for musicians and composers. 12Tone's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/12tonevideos You can also listen to this interview as a podcast - check out ep2 of the LTGuitarist podcast: Spotify Google Podcasts Breaker Anchor Overcast
Know Your Strings Challenge!
Can I tell string instruments apart just through hearing them?
Rewrite Your Song From Memory
Quick tip for songwriters and composers, especially ones wanting to create memorable, popular music. The idea is that trying to re-create your song using memory alone will highlight the elements that are most memorable and allow you to reconsider the use of any parts you didn't remember.