Well, the first week has already passed. I learned quite a bit about the software Im using as well as the actual scope of what I am trying to do here. While ideally I would like to be able to come up with five songs a week, three seems a bit more manageable. So far, Ive posted the small tunes I’ve had sitting on my computer for the last few years. The projects I have planned for the coming posts are a bit more involved. One of my obstacles is getting my keyboard to record properly. The other is recording a viola part when I don’t REALLY play it. This should be interesting.
On the upside, I recently acquired a new microphone! So far I had to make do with one. That requires recording the track twice, once for the lower notes, and a second time to make sure the upper register on the harp is heard properly. My new mic is a P170 condenser microphone and I am insanely happy. Its made a difference.
Now, new song. over a DECADE ago, I used to make little doodles on the cards I made for my sister for different occasions. They were cute, they amused me and one character (A Tiny Peach…or Happy Peach…whichever isn’t copyrighted yet. Either way, I’m calling dibs. MINE!) ended up with an entire backstory. I have no talent for animation but I thought it would be funny to write an intro or theme song for him. This is it. If I ever get ahold of one of those old tiny xylophone toys for children, Im rerecording this.
Well, I should start by apologizing. Yesterday was a lazy day, so to make up for it there will be two song today. One this morning and the other one later tonight. 🙂
As I was getting this post together I realized something. All three songs are in minor. So tonight’s will be in a major key. And I should probably think about trying something other than a 3/4 or 6/8 time signature.
on to the song! This one was written in the middle of the night before an exam a few years back since I couldn’t get to sleep.
This song I put together for a friend. It was a project that he needed a soundtrack for.
The very first one. For this song, Im cheating just a little bit. It’s one that I put together about a year ago, but I do enjoy. Im still figuring everything out with my recording setup and I finally got my laptop up and running again, so it should be a piece of cake from now on. 🙂
This one was done in the middle of music theory class YEARS ago. I remember having a little voice recorder that I tried to use for my piano pieces but it sounded horrible. A few years ago, the music shop down the road from my place was having a huge thankgiving sale and I found the Tascam that I use now. It is a big improvement. Now it’s on harp.
Hopefully I can figure out if and how I can get Soundcloud to play directly on here instead of only posting link. Until then, CLICK THE WORD. Ha. Enjoy.
P.S. Having a hell of a time getting any sort of link to work
Well, this is the very first post. Part of me thought it would be a good idea to plan out what to say first then post it, but I tend to overthink things.
Mainly I’m starting this for myself, a little side project to keep me busy. I have a book of originally blank sheet music that I’ve filled over the years. I was digging through old boxes when I found it and decided that I should see if I can make anything interesting out of the old phrases and scribbles I found.
My goal initially was to see if I can come up with at least one new idea per day but I’ll start out with three to five per week first. I have WAY too many instruments in my house right now: harp, piano, a few guitars, a mandolin, and a viola. We’ll start with those (although I don’t REALLY know how to play some of them) and see what I can come up with. 🙂
This should be interesting.