Friday, March 16, 2018

Easy Counter-Melodies Making - by DianaDee Osborne

DATE of posting:       16 March 201morning     SUBSCRIBE - 

RECORDING HINTS -- written about using  GarageBand -- BUT
these Hints help increase your skills in ProTools, Logic, etc. 

Annoying feature we CAN work around!
One of the annoying features of GarageBand & some other
oftware recording programs is that
you can see the Notation View (the music notes on the staff) of
only one track at a time.
So if you want to add a synth bassline or a simple 
counter-melody in flute or sax, for example, you must either hope
you've memorized the chord progression, or
you must waste paper printing a multi-page music score you need for only a few minutes.

A FUN  EASY FIX !!! --
1. Select by highlighting the track name of the track that is your main instrument (already recorded); for me it is usually grand Piano. In this case, if you select just a note within the notation view, this hint also works.

2. Select  File > Print.... but don't print. Shows the score (notes).

3. Click on Preview and  
then slide the preview window over to the side of your monitor scrren
where you can see both it and the GarageBand main window.

4. I GarageBand, just click on the new track where you want to record the
counter-melody or bass (etc.) track, and begin recording,
using the Preview window as your guide, like a SCORE SHEET.

A fun wisdom hint I love sharing with you! Saves $$$ too!
then threw in the trash before I realized I could easily play from the Preview window.

Much joy to you creating new music!
Lots of Examples to hear free at
©2018, 2011 DianaDee Osborne;  all publication rights reserved

(An earlier version published 25 August 2011)