Electric Feel: Creating Songs In The Digital World
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About This Class
Electronic music has the ability to make you dance and feel high on life and can also be thought provoking and reflective. With a minimal setup of a computer and a keyboard, you can dive into a world of endless possibilities and create your own instrumental electronic music composition.
In this class, we're going to create a song by exploring the beat, the bass and the lead melody; the three basic elements to our piece. By the end, you’ll be ready to create your own electronic song with mood and feeling.
All you need for this class is a computer with the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) of your choice, a keyboard and a pair of speakers or headphones. Basic knowledge of music is helpful but not mandatory.
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I am a young professional living and working in Toronto. I graduated top of my class from The Audio Recording Academy in 2008 and have been composing music and designing sound for film, TV and commercials ever since.
As a multi-instrumentalist I have a gained an uncommon perspective on music and composition, that allows me to approach each project from different angles. Creating music in my opinion needs to be grounded in a deep feeling and intuition that great musicianship and technique serve to bring to life.
Playing a variety of instruments has also given me a strong understanding of the importance of space, to give every element a pocket and a moment to shine when necessary.
I approach music composition for motion pictures with that same philosophy. The goal is to support and to bring out the emotion that is already there, rather than to dictate or impose it on the viewer.
Subtlety, balance and intention are key to a great piece of music that can take the listener places and make emotions come to life.
Some of my main professional achievements include composing television commercials that have appeared throughout North America, having my music placed in various TLC and National Geographic programs and composing a kids series for TVO.
As a sound editor and designer I have had the pleasure to work on a variety of projects such as CBCs The Nature of Things and independent films both in Canada and Europe.
In my spare time I also work as an engineer and music producer for bands and artists.