Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MUSIC BOX CREATION - by DianaDee Osborne

DATE of posting:       24 April 2018    SUBSCRIBE  
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RECORDING HINTS -- written about using  GarageBand -- BUT
these Hints help increase your skills in ProTools, Logic, etc. 

Easy way to create a music box sound without recording someone's
probably-copyrighted music off a purchased music box:

1. Create a music track that uses the
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

Much joy to you creating new music!
Lots of Examples to hear free at http://www.DianaDeeOsbornesongs.com/
©2018, 2011 DianaDee Osborne;  all publication rights reserved
(An earlier version published 2 December 2011)