Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Torbay RTC: Creative Song Writing

Live blog from #torbayrtc

Peter Baxter is showing us how to create songs with people who have no experience of creating music using Garageband and cheap chimes. He got eight people and asked them to choose a number between one and eight but not to tell anyone else. They counted out and the volunteers had to clap when they heard their number. Then given a chime and instead of clapping, they hit a chime. They then noted which chimes were played on which beat. Next they fired up Garageband and recorded a note played eight times. The recorded soundswere then moved to the position in the rhythm and notes from the chime. The notes are then quantised in case the recording wasn't on the beat.

Having created a random "tune" you can then change the instrument in Garageband. Loop it, add a drum track, share to iTunes and Flo's your auntie! Just because they could, they then sent it to someones phone as a ringtone.

Described it as foolproof and very simple!

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