This is a just a little instrumental I made a little while back. I don’t even remember exactly how I made it, so I can’t tell the story! But I like it — it’s got two distinct parts and I think it’s pretty catchy.
05/02/2014 • 12:20 pm 0
04/13/2014 • 11:23 am 0
I don’t actually have the desire to make a song for a car commercial, but I thought that this would go well behind a car commercial. Can’t you imagine some hot sports car hugging the turns in the rain as this jam played?
I flatter myself.
Anyway, I was thinking it would be cool to make a fake car commercial, like maybe with Hot Wheels cars or Micro Machines. Is anybody down to help?
03/03/2014 • 6:34 pm 0
Often, the instruments that we use color the sounds that we make.
Well, I mean… obviously! But it goes beyond just timbre or style. We all have certain ways of interacting with our different instruments, and this can impact melodic or harmonic choices as well. On a piano, for example, I’m more inclined to write in C-major because I’m not really that good with piano but it sure is easy to only hit white keys. On guitar, though, I’m much more fluid with key — in part because I’m better at it but in part because of the nature of the instrument; changing key on guitar is usually as simple as moving up or down a few frets.
I’ve had limited applications for the Omnichord since I bought it a few years ago, but I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth. It’s mostly good for flourishes, but it also has an interesting songwriting function because the layout renders all chords equal.
With two hands on the chord buttons (if you just forget about the magical strum pad, which must’ve seemed incredibly impressive pre-iPad), you can find yourself completely liberated from key. Every chord is always in reach — you’re not only encouraged to leap out of key, but you’re enabled by the fact that there’s no mechanical challenge involved.
Hence, this little instrumental.