Academy Dashboard Forum Production Production Techniques An error in "The Circle of Fifths!" Reply To: An error in "The Circle of Fifths!"

face (chris) Janton

    Sequencers - move to x,y. change z to -20mm over some delta time. Change z +20mm over some delta time. Move to x,y.
    MIDI sequences. Little programs that have Note, Velocity, Duration. Do them in a sequence. Change the lights in time to the music. Make sure that drum hit starts exactly when the hammer hits the nail.

    I was singing in opera at the age of 7 - children's chorus, "Carmen". Mom and Dad were in the pit. Local stage production of "Carousel" kid extra. Parents were played Jigger Cragin and Mrs. Mullin. I still remember their shock when I asked them what a "wobbly-hipped old slut" was ๐Ÿ˜‰ Parents were both musicians, father on trombone, mother on French horn. When I started listening to AM radio (NYC) I was always amazed that the people playing the song could get from one radio station to the next so quickly, and then go back. Isn't all music "live"?

    I got into "the pit" at 16 when I was old enough to join the union. Opera. Concerts in the park during the summer. I would play anything, anywhere. Sight-reading monster. Sight-singer too...wish I had spent just a little time playing by ear ๐Ÿ˜‰

    When I moved from the NY area to Tucson AZ I was stunned by the lack of paying gigs for "classically trained" musicians. Wish I had been aware of norteรฑo music back then - goodness - I played hundreds of hours of that stuff - beer hall polkas? I could do that in my sleep. I still can sing along if I tune in the radio to the local station and listen in. Crazy old bearded white guy singing along to the radio while driving around town...

    I grew up listening to classical music, live and WQXR. My "rebel" years had me torn between 1960s Motown, Hendrix, late 50s jazz. The push to "go pro" was late 60s brass bands with Hammond B3 - Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Chicago Transit Authority. Now I'll just take some Snarky Puppy followed up with some John McEuen live from Brooklyn ๐Ÿ˜‰ I let the world become "calmer" musically by listening to Mahler...changes my ears and erases "hook fatigue".

    I guess properly I should figure out how to get all this moved to "Studio Lounge/General Discussion", maybe a section called "Coffee with the interns".

    Get those tracks out to SoundCloud. Make a YouTube video with a static image. Post them here, I there an "open mic" for the rest of the creatives?