To begin this project, I wanted to mix it up a bit from what I normally do. So for this I began with a soft guitar track to really set the mood and tone of my piece. Then from there i found some extremely fast hats to help support the guitar and up the tempo. After that, I found a pretty heavy trap beat to come in hard with the melody. From there I continued to add extra hats and small beats in the background to better support the melody. In this project I learned how to work with a different variety of loops and tracks that work unique and fitting for my melody in particular. Overall, this project was very fun and enjoyable to make and I am looking forward to do something like this again.
To start off, this was for sure my favorite project we have done so far. Considering this project mainly revolves around the Chariots of Fire movie and being able to duplicate the infamous catchy tune with and then create our own twist on it i feel like is incredible. One thing I developed in the making of this project is, being able to read and comprehend notes on paper and duplicate that onto the piano. Also with this project, I got to experiment with different beats and sounds to better go with this infamous piano melody which you don't usually get to do so often. Overall, I really liked and enjoyed this project and am very excited to hear and make others in the future.
Horror Movie Project
On my journey in creating this movie I decided to start with my music to go behind the movie. I first started by trying to find more of a spooky and mysterious variant of the piano. So after I tested a few out I really liked about 4 in total, so instead of just using one and mixing up the notes, I decided to use all 4. Then keep the same or close to the same notes for each. Shortly after that, I got to work on the slides of the movie. For this I started by looking up more simpler things or objects that could be scary for someone. I did this because I knew everybody was already doing the common spooky skeletons or ghosts. An example of this is when I added the 2 little kids dressed up playing with a pumpkin for Halloween which is not commonly scary, but could definitely come off uneasy to some people.
One way I used my music to create the energy and mood in the movie was by creating a dark suspenseful baseline. I feel like this baseline by the glass piano variant really set the tone and mood in the movie I was going for, which was mainly suspenseful. So with the very creepy and suspenseful baseline mixed with the uneasy and on edge slides created a great movie altogether.
The thing I enjoyed the most about this project was definitely the movie making process in creating the slides. I enjoyed this the most just by simply having all those options to choose from and implement into your movie. This really allowed your creativity to takeover and really enabled you to construct anything you wanted in the movie which I thought was really cool. Then one obstacle I had to overcome in this movie making process which is not really an obstacle, but I wish I had flipped the sequence in which I made the movie. So I should have made the movie slides first and then the music behind it instead of the other way around. This would have made it a little bit easier to connect the music with the movie knowing what slides you were going to implement and what sounds would go well with them specially. But thankfully it all merged well as it was and it was very enjoyable at the same time.
Chord Sequences Project
To start off making my composition, I first focused on building and creating my Tri-ad. For this I used the piano to create the notes and selected the grand piano sound to make up this portion of this song. Then I started to find clips that went well with my ti-ad I had just created. I had then found my world beats when I had come across an up tempo congo beat that flowed directly with my ti-ad. Then finally I cleaned up and finalized my song by adding little shakers and kick beats to round out my song in whole.
I created mood, energy, and flow in my music piece by creating and selecting clips and tracks that all surround an up tempo rhythm. So I made sure to create an up tempo triad and have that perfectly mix into other up tempo beats and clips to have a good, well rounded song.
One thing I relearned during the making of this project was how to transfer and record my songs from one view to another in Ableton Live.
For this remix project, we had to create beat using either the push pad or different recordings that were already that were already Ableton. Albeton is one of the best music recording softwares out there and there is many choices and sections to most benefit your music piece. We also had to use the microphone and use our voice to implement our different beats and when they came in.
For this project, this was our second remix project where we had a better understanding and knowledge of the website and how to compose. For this project the Marimba beat lead off and ended the beat for me. I used it because it was very clean and smooth and went with all of my sounds and beats.
This project was the first and only project we did in an internet website. This made it very easy to navigate and create a good sounding beat with the selection in the categories we were given.
This music tech project was our first piece we put together in Ableton so everyone was still getting used to all of the modes and selection in the software. In this specific project we had to use the different beats in the music categories to make all one piece that sounded good together.
With this project, I worked with Daniel and which I worked well with and created music with in the past. For this project we focused on mainly a wii themed music path with a little twist to personalize it. We made the original sound of the wii background music and then added a deep bass to the go along with some of the robotic instruments we also added to the the piece. Overall this project and music we made went very well with our game which all together went really good as a whole.