AS Sequencing – One Day Like This – Period 1 Tuesday 17th September

Hi all..my apologies that I cannot be with you today..

Following on from our last lessons when we were looking at sequencing techniques for creating drum tracks we are now leaping into pitched parts as well. We are going to build a sequence in Logic of the first 27 bars of Elbow’s “One Day Like This”.

Today’s task is to enter rhythm tracks for the Elbow song One Day Like This.

Here is the score, just click on the link..

One Day Like This

In todays lesson, please complete the following tasks in number order:

  1. WORKING INDIVIDUALLY – CREATE A NEW LOGIC PROJECT “ONE DAY LIKE THIS SEQUENCE”. Set the tempo to 78bpm.
  2. CREATE THE DRUM GROOVE – use copy and paste techniques to create the full 27 bars (as per the score). Once created copy and paste to complete the 27 bars required. YOU MAY ASK THE DRUMMERS IN THE CLASS FOR ANY TIPS and to check your work is accurate! If you find it tricky to enter the semiquaver bits, then using the score editor and/or step input keyboard might help. Remember in drum notation bass drum is on F, snare is on C, hi-hats on top G.
  3. WORKING IN PAIRS – WATCH THE STEP INPUT KEYBOARD AND SCORE EDITOR TUTORIAL VIDEOS BELOW… Try entering one bar of the bass line, then…
  4. WORKING INDIVIDUALLY – USE THE STEP INPUT KEYBOARD AND SCORE EDITOR – to enter the bass line.
  5. If you fly through this, then please go ahead and enter the ELECTRIC GUITAR and/or TAMBOURINE.

You may well want to try the step input techniques discussed during the lesson. Here are two useful videos:

Using The Step Input Keyboard

Using The Score Editor for Note Entry

Your completed Logic project, will be as per the score, i.e. 27 bars long must include:

  • the full drum part
  • full tambourine part
  • full electric guitar part
  • full bass line
Be sure to follow any dynamics carefully and try to find instrument sounds that are as close as possible to the original in this recording. Needless to say, ignore the music video intro before the music starts..this should begin at around 0:24.
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AS Cover lesson – P2 Tuesday 17th Sep – Microphones and Sound

I will be leaving early for a meeting today but fear not – there is a whole heap of work for you to do so your cover teacher should not hear a peep.

1. Please read through this what is sound blogpost

2. Now that you have achieved great insights into the nature of sound…please complete and submit this quiz on microphones. We will review your answers in class next week..

Most, but not all, of the answers can be found in this document – Microphones. These are fine revision resources as can be downloaded..

3. Update your student feedback form to record what you’ve covered today and set out your own targets for how you will strengthen your learning. What do you need to catch up on? Has the work given highlighted any areas of weakness in your understanding?

4. If you’ve finished that too, take some time to research methods and approaches for recording drum kit and have some ideas ready for next week’s lesson. Copy any useful links into your student feedback documents.

Enjoy!