|10-26-2011, 05:36 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New Zealand
Synchronicity for me too! I'm part of the worship team at my church as a back up singer but recently I've been keen on learning how to play the drums. Once exams are over & when my friend isn't busy I'll start learning yay!
It's weird I used to be like you in the way that I wanted to do compositions on the computer but I've been more drawn to physical instruments at the moment. I think because for me I really like the traditional coming together as a group when creating music. It's like a social thing for me hehe.
Cool post Steve! Good luck on your musical endeavour
|10-26-2011, 06:47 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Funny that you posted that. After 15+ years of playing guitar I recently gave in to my long held ambition to play piano and have started taking lessons.
The problem with reading some music theory and poking around with computer software is that it's a bit like getting a word processor, reading a bit of French grammar then hoping to write a letter in French. You don't have all the tools you need to achieve anything.
If you want to get somewhere in 30 days my advice would be to get a cheap M-Audio MIDI keyboard and learn a few chords. It'll bring the theory to life and you can hear the how keys, intervals, inversions and cadences sound.
If you have access to software like the Native Instruments suite you can then play about with the sampler by actually playing the keyboard, rather than struggling with the mouse and computer keyboard.
|10-26-2011, 10:18 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
I read another post about the workshop too, it sounds amazing. Also I saw the cure in September there, I'd wanted to see them for years, brilliant band! Good luck Steve in learning music, show us your song when your finished!!!
|10-27-2011, 05:05 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Love this 30-day trial .
I have played music for over 30 years and the learning continues to challenge and fascinate me.
Some random thoughts:
Explore what aspect of music most interests/excites you (melody, lyrics, rhythm, composition)
Explore different music styles and forms - especially those you don't particularly like
Explore the mathematics of music you like.
Make music using objects around the house.
Listen for rhythmic patterns around you.
Biographies of musicians can be interesting and inspirational.
Music can be approached in the same way you would learn a language or a sport.
I am looking forward to hearing about your 30-day trial - enjoy
A fantastic book for ideas is The Listening Book (discovering your own music)by W A Mathieu Chapter titles include -Singng with Machines, Gibberish and 20 Sounds to Get Lost In
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