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5/22/2017 4:08:19 AM

Johnny if you like to do keys on Marline you are welcome. 
Advise push the right button cause Marline ......but ....and ....(joke, LOL).
Have fun!

5/20/2017 11:48:44 AM

I know just where you can get some keys....

5/19/2017 2:49:53 PM

Henk, here's my mix.Needs some keys, what do you think?

5/14/2017 8:40:45 AM

Latin drums 125 bpm

5/14/2017 8:39:33 AM

Conga 125 bpm

5/10/2017 3:08:03 AM

Last years i have upgraded and expanded my percussion. 
Also last years played a lot of percussion in small settings like singer songwriter, pop choir with acoustic guitar, big band, marching band, wind orchestra, accordion orchestra,  jam sessions with jazz, blues, rock, reggae, funk, soul, ...

Now i can provide handmade real percussion tracks using: 1 set with 3 conga's, 1 set of bongo's, 1 set of  bronze timbales 12"/13"", djembe, cajon, cowbells, shakers, triangle, beatring, clave, jam blocks, ...

Of course a pro studio made percussion or drum loop with Abbey road  Studio Quality always is better than a home made percussion or drum track but ... 
my tracks are real and that gives a certain feel and drive and reality to a song. 

You can ask for percussion tracks for your songs. 
Please give me a project with a click; than i can provide the good timed quality you like. 

Make drum or percussion tracks is very time consuming. 
Making a track using a click, samples, loops, beatmachines, etc.  often is a faster way to get some play along material for a songconcept. 

5/10/2017 2:53:23 AM

If you like it i can make this loop for all kind of tempo's. 
Please specify the tempo and i will upload.
Seems better, more musical, more swing and feel than using a click. 

5/10/2017 2:51:45 AM

Percussion 125 bpm.

5/10/2017 2:48:28 AM

Percussion 120 bpm. Is almost like the tempo of latin-rock Black Magic Woman from Santana

5/9/2017 1:25:27 AM

Click track 130 bpm fits together with the 
Latin Percussion Loop 130 bpm. 5 minutes.
Using click track and latin percussion track together may give you 
a. the exactness and constant beat of a click
b. the inspiration and feel of using percussion.

5/9/2017 1:21:41 AM

Latin Percussion Loop 130 bpm. 5 minutes.
Feels better than play along with a click track. 
So perhaps nice to experiment with this.
Can perhaps also be used to start blues, funk, rock, metal or other type of songs.
Give it a try, have fun and be inspired by latin rhythms like Carlos Sanata etc. 

5/8/2017 2:03:01 AM

Backing tracks for song structure to setup a song concept.
Try some professional quantised backing tracks & play alongs & drumtracks to start a song and than remove these backing tracks when more quality tracks are added. 

A very nice latin type of music. St Thomas, Everywhere Calypso or just Calypso. 

Jam Sessions.
Play along jam session video's to get a kick that will inspire you to make a new song and to experiment with a style of music. Solo , accompaniment, breaking or following the rules, use new or the standard sounds, etc. 

4/3/2017 7:11:14 AM

Groove Drum Solo at DWK Zutphen Jam Session

3/29/2017 2:11:54 PM
This is a nice tool for songwriting.
It has chord progressions of many many songs. You can change key, tempo, style and also change chords you can also change the numer of repeats.
If you have a drum track for instance rock 130 bpm you can set the ireal pro to 130 bpm and choose some chord prgressions you like and for instance use the setting pop.
Than you have some rough outline and can start making music adding melody, lyrics, and other instruments. Perhaps you have to make an intro outro and some things like a bridge manual.
The export to midi or MUSICXML is nice if you work with for instance 
Band in the Box
Or Finale, Sibelius, Notion or other notation software like the free musescore
also nice if you work with Ableton Live, garageband, fruity loops, reason, etc.
This gives you a start for a song, a frame. Combined with the drums you have a rough (but tight to a click and 100% tuned and played correctly) songconcept that can be the start for creative songwriting/ collaboration. With a melody and lyrics you will have a complet songconcept/demo to start with including chords, tempo, style.
The midi function also is nice when you have samples; 
midi combined with modern studio quality samples gives big sounding songconcepts or even final songs. 
In Band in the box there are endless ways to experiment with a song. It has countles styles and variations.
You can also enter an MP3 in Band in the box. The software generates a chord schema and that can be used in band in the box or ireal pro.
You can also use Riffstation
to find chords of almost any song you like.
You can enter those chords in i real pro or garageband and start your experiments in creating a new songconcept.
If you choose a tempo that fits to my drumtracks you can use my real drums drumtracks. 
With some split, cut, copy, paste operations you can make the drumtrack or the chord scheme/songconcept fit together.

3/18/2017 12:43:51 AM

March 2016 demonstration live melody and lyrics writing in collaboration
Have fun and hope you are inspired to develop new songs with my drumtracks.

3/18/2017 12:38:52 AM

Live songwriting (improvisation) March 16 2017. Several styles using chord symbols. 
Inspiration how to develop songs. 
Hope you enjoy and are inspired to make new songs with my drumtracks. 
Have fun!

3/17/2017 12:36:53 AM

Did attend some clinics and watched some songwriting/composition tutorials last weeks
Here some tips.

Tips for songwriting: last weeks clinics and tutorials

Lyrics and melody (interactive)

Make a collaboration group with a melody man/woman.

Start with a track/mix from a rhytm section.

The melody writer makes a melody and a very rough vocal based on only sounds.

With this melody and sounds a lyric writer makes a rough lyric.

A third team member does fine shaping and optimizing of the lyrics.

Play along track (interactive)

Form a rhythm section (bass, drums, guitar, keys)

Write a chord progression and bars (stucture) on a white board.

Choose a tempo and style.

Do a run.

Than step by step change all variables and record all variations/versions.

Change tempo, change style, change chords, add rhytms/ensemble or section accents, fine shape/ modify/ add or remove chords, change key, add effects, add solo's, change timing of individual members or groups, change relative volume of members or groups, make parts or individual tracks/stems fuller or less or change mood or approach/interpretation, develop the song structure, add solo's, etc.

Improvisation (trio)

Build it up. Start standard, than gradually add more interpretations and variations.

Never put it all in the first improvisation.

Experiment with laid back and forward.

Watch the end of a chorus/verse A/B and give signs to the others how to develop further.

Start an improvisation near your belt (in the middle of the keyboard and later on devleop the highs and lows. )


Use all standard and well known chord progressions, styles, rhythms etc: what is popular and well known that is what most people like and recognise so … those elelements should be there on the right spot/time, place, instruments, etc.

Use small deviations from the standard and well known types/[pogressions/sounds etc. to make people interested and keep them listening.

Use the well known emotions and functions of minor, major and other chords.

If a melody is following a well known chord progession or you can hear the chords in the melody you will keep the attention of the listener. If a melody is at randowm, chaotic or with out any chord or structure the listener will stop listening. You have to guide the listener throughout the song.

Use the massive effect of pedal tones or long sustaining notes in the deep percussion like timpany or long low notes on double bass with a bow.

Some notes, melodies, sounds give emotions/feeling/thoughts/visions/etc. Use them well.

Use the effects from film music.

Music, lyrics, instrumentation/orchestration and feeling /emotion/ story should accompany each other.

2/28/2017 9:21:14 AM

108 bpm Ballad Drums Sticks

2/28/2017 9:20:04 AM

108 bpm Ballad Drums Brushes

2/28/2017 9:19:04 AM

108 bpm Ballad Shaker

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