With the advancement of technology, the price of equipment has come down, making track making/ and composition more accessible. Did you first think that you could easily get started, but then realize "I can't make the track as I had expected" or "I don't know how to make a track in the first place"?
At times like this, there is a site that can help!
The site is called learningmusic！
learningmusic is a web site that was made by ABLETON, the creator of the popular "Live" DAW software used by track makers and music creators around the world . Live is an arrangement view that mainly uses horizontal movements used in general DAW software, and arranges phrases and samples on a grid (cells), allowing the user to combine them freely to make tracks intuitively. This software has a clip view that can also be used. Not only in electronic music, but even domestically, it is used in all genres by all kinds of artists, including sakunaction and [ALEXANDROS].
This is a site that was made by such track makers, so it is very easy to understand, and there are also many lessons that use samples from masterpieces of dance music!!Today I would like to briefly introduce what you can learn on the learningmusic site.
■About the elements that shape music
First of all, what elements make up a song? Each grid contains various phrases, and you can experience how the sound changes by clicking and changing the patterns.
■Creating a beat
The most important thing for track makers is the beat. It is easy to get started from there. Press the grid to change the pattern as you like, and see what phrases are created! * A computer is recommended. If you use a smartphone, you may not be able to press the grid.
They use Queen's We Will Rock You as an example! Also Beyoncé's Single Ladies!
■Key and scale
Knowledge of keys and scales are often overlooked by those starting out making tracks who have little or no experience with musical instruments . These are also clearly explained on the site.
■Create the chord
Once you know the key, next is the chords.。
The example used is Bob Marley & The Wailers “Get Up, Stand Up”!
Only ABLETON! What great taste in choice of teaching materials!
The website also touches on the baseline and introduces a practical technique called the "up stairs" pattern. This is followed by a lesson on melody.
■Development of music
On top of the basic elements, there is even further development of the song! And the example is A Tribe Called Quest! Lol Loving Hip-Hop, doesn’t it just put a grin on your face? There is a wealth of variation in the teaching materials, including synth pop songs, drum and bass, disco and so on.
■Just play what you want!
In summary, you can play anything by hitting drum / bass / chord / melody. In addition, there is an export button that allows you to import your phrases into the ABLETON Live DAW software!
BLETON Live DAW software allows full-fledged track creation using what you learned on this site.
If you are interested in more on ABLETON Live, please check out the following URL along with learningmusic!
* You can also download the ABLETON Live demo version at the manufacturer site.