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January 20, 2004
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

So, Gus's adventures in midi keyboards continues on... I put together another little diddy in GarageBand this evening, taking just under an hour to do. Here's how I made this one-

First, I picked a tempo (90) and a drum line. I then turned it up real loud. Next I noodled around on my guitar for a little bit figuring out what the bass line would be. Record! Play the bass line for a couple of minutes with the drums (loudly) playing. The reason I turn it up is so I don't loose my rhythm. After that, record the lead guitar. Although it's not much of a lead- more like little bits of notes here and there. Play all that a couple of times, while randomly hitting the keyboard trying to figure out what notes are going to work best for a particular part.. then noodle around with the keyboard a bit more and figure out the chords to go with it (this is getting a little easier)

TADA! - Nine Thirty.mp3 (3M)

It's a little slow to start- so don't give up before 5 seconds or so...

-- posted 9:01 pm