RECORDING HINTS -- written about using GarageBand -- BUT
these Hints help increase your skills in ProTools, Logic, etc.
probably-copyrighted music off a purchased music box:
1. Create a music track that uses the
CLEAN GUITAR or STEEL STRING ACOUSTIC,
or some similar guitar.... By the way, if played as a regular piano, it sounds like harpsichord.
2. Play the melody you want for the music box.
How to get that cool unique HARMONY of a music box:
You might notice that music boxes often have a low note that continues
frequently through the song. This is called a "pedal tone."
3. Select a lower note that often fits with the melody note.
EASY music creation that combines steps 2 and 3:
Select chord progressions that have a common note,
and keep that note on the bottom.
Dm > G/D > Bm7/D (has a slight clash-y sound like music boxes) > Am7/G > resolve to Dm.
The D note stays on the bottom for 3 of the 4 chords.
"English" definition of that example which is easy for guitarists but not all other musicians:
1. D minor chord
2. G (major) chord with a D on the bottom (D G B)
3. B minor chords with a D on bottom-- a slight clash (D F# B)
4. A minor chord with a 7th - the G - on the bottom (G A C E)
5. D minor chord.
For a music box example fitting into a classical OR rock OR hip hop sound,
check out my song PSALM 134 ASCENDING at my main website, DiDoReflections.com
Lots of Examples to hear free at http://www.DianaDeeOsbornesongs.com/