RECORDING HINTS -- written about using GarageBand -- BUT
these Hints help increase your skills in ProTools, Logic, etc.
In fact there's a PHRASE for what you've probably heard in classical music:
Drums & percussion can add deeply to your song's mood...
including to reflect angst & sorrow with
EXAMPLE: the ear rather expects the kick drum to always
fall first on either count 1 or 2 depending on the song,
and then to stay there through the song.
Suppose you keep alternating where that kick falls?
You create an off-kilter, "something's not right" feel is added to your song.
And if your LYRICS have the message that Life is off-kilter
and just not right.... well, your percussion mood
punches fantastic emphasis into your song.
EXAMPLE OF DELIBERATE DRUM MISTAKES:
In my song COMFORT IN MISTAKES,
I used a standard jazz 4/4 drum loop that had the quiet, sad feel of the words.
BUT... the song is written in 3/4.
RESULT: The kick & high hat & everything else "feels" off-kilter when you really listen.
What's really cool though is that people generally don't focus on the percussion at first
unless that's "their instrument."
So the song gives an off-kilter "MISTAKE" feeling that
can't be explained from the main instruments.
You'll find this example song at www.DianaDeeOsborneSongs.com >>
COMFORT WITHIN MISTAKES (SONG AUDIO)
LINK TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC SHEETS AND LYRICS: >> LINK
Other songwriting hints are at another of my blogs,
DianaDee Easy Songwriting Hints for Song Writers >>
Lots of Examples to hear free at http://www.DianaDeeOsbornesongs.com/