Logic Pro X, MIDI Mockups, Harmonic Analysis, Sight Reading, Transcribing

A couple new services I’m now offering online and in-person.  Here is a video summarizing these things.

Harmonic Analysis

Things I specialize in Jazz/Bluegrass/Folk/Popular and Film Music.  Most Classical Music as well.

Functional Harmony, Non-Functional Harmony

Modal Interchange

Never look at another piece of music without understanding it again.

Logic Pro X lessons

Every musician these days needs to understand how to record themselves and Logic Pro is a great deal with lots of tools.

What I’ve found is despite lots of youtube videos and web articles that nothing beats hands on learning of the software.  Logic has been a part of my everyday routine for the last four years.  I’ll save you all the time I wasted trying to figure it out.

Topics that can be covered:

1)Basic Recording of instruments using an audio interface, monitoring and balancing levels.  Using Phantom Power with condensor mics

2)Bouncing recordings in different formats

3)How to use logic to mix your recordings.  This includes how to use automation lanes

4)Sending Buses and setting up proper reverbs/EQ’s.  Don’t make the mistake of putting a reverb on every channel, you’ll bog your system down.

5)More advanced techniques like using the piano roll, editing note velocities, inputting and outputting MIDI

6)Setting up a click track, even if your song is in a different time signature

7)Advanced use of the Score Editor to create sheet music of your own songs.

MIDI Mockups

MIDI mockups are of great use for composers or just those that want to practice arranging for multiple instruments that they can’t afford to hire.  They also allow you to create your own backing tracks.  A DAW is required (Logic is my tool of choice).

Creating a convincing mockup is a lot of work and once again, tutorials are not great.  I about pulled my hair out when I got started in all of this.  I’ll help you avoid that!

Topics:

1)Hooking up a MIDI controller via audio interface

2)Using a Basic String or Instrument Library (I use Cinematic Studio Strings and Logic’s built in one), there are quite a few available for free as well.

3)Editing Note Velocities

4)Creating Tempo Maps for a more expressive performance

5)Lining and quantizing data

6)Importing Music in MIDI and exporting

Sight Reading

I read Treble/Alto/Bass Clef and can help you learn to sight-read on your instrument.  I also do basic sight-singing in solfege (moveable-do)

Transcribing

I am now offering a Transcription service.  Send me your favorite banjo break and I’ll create a TAB for you.  Send me your favorite pop song and I’ll make up a lead sheet for you.  Want to know chords?  Or perhaps just one little riff you can’t quite get?  I’ll even create a break to a song in a different key for you if you need it.  Inquire for rates

 

I look forward to hearing from you all.

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I am a full-time banjo and acoustic guitar teacher, performer and composer. I have performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium. My interests include developing educational materials for the advancing banjoist and composing Original Music mixing my background in Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical and Latin Music.

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