An earlier post noted that it's easy to
1. Duplicate the piano (keyboard) track.
Click here for link: DUPLICATE TRACK trick
2. Delete all PEDAL marks below the score (* in GarageBand)
3. Delete all BASS level notes --- but if you have runs
only a bit lower than Middle C, you might leave them to:
4. Select and drag any special notes that are too low for
your MIDI instrument up to an octave higher.
5. Now adjust counter-melody notes the way you want -
see my earlier blog
I like to shift notes to ALTO harmony or higher soprano
for flutes and the top trumpet in a horn section.
WARNING: High violins are painful ! Keep quieter!
6. Now for VOLUME adjustments:
check MIDI note volumes one at a time to be sure they
approximately match the volume of notes near them.
Another of my earlier blogs discusses ACCENTS
(having a higher volume for Count 1, slightly higher for Count 3 in 4/4 time, e.g.).
BELOW the melody and sometimes be the same note --
A simple VOLUME HINT that uses simple Math:
TWO notes in a chord -- such as a C and a G note for two trumpets, may
MERGE into one note -- such as the E (in between, for a C chord.)
the single note will be too quiet. Like two Volume 50 notes = ~75; one = 50. THUS:
Raise the volume of the single note ~15 points
where the two instruments meet, so that it can be heard
in the "sandwich" when the higher and lower MIDI instruments separate again.
EXAMPLE: From my website www.DianaDeeOsborneSongs.com
on the 2014 tab: CLICK HERE for LINK
The TRUMPET section of "Infant Holy Savior Lowly". (currently still in draft stage)
Much joy to you creating new music that's not too loud or too soft!