* For PC and Mac
Do you want to learn the basics of composition and arranging, and find out how to sequence, record and mix your compositions using Cubase VST?
If so, this book is for you.
Get Creative with Cubase VST will help you understand the composition process. You'll learn how to get the ideas in the first place, and how to develop, record and mix them into a satisfying whole.
Practical projects are the essence of this book - working through them and comparing your results with the examples on the CD will provide a clear insight into the creative process. And youšll be learning how to use Cubase VST at the same time.
Get Creative with Cubase VST shows you how to: * Conceive musical ideas and develop them * Understand melody, harmony and rhythm, the building blocks of composition * Use MIDI to emulate real instruments like woodwinds, brass, strings and guitars * Record vocals and real instruments using Cubase audio tracks * Use Score edit to produce professional music parts
Read this book and discover the art of writing and producing music as you master the functions of Cubase VST 5 itself. By using it. Creatively of course!
Keith Gemmell is a composer, arranger and lecturer in Popular Music and Music Technology at Mid Kent College in the UK.
1 How to use this book and CD
2 MIDI sequencing - make it easy on yourself
3 Project 1 - some rock 'n' roll piano
4 Get real with MIDI - Part 1
5 Get real with MIDI - Part 2
6 Project 2 - a rock score
7 Project 3 - a jazz funk score
8 Project 4 - a classical score
9 Ideas - how to get them
10 Ideas - how to develop them
11 Project 5 - a computer game track
12 A look at musical form
13 The building blocks of composition
14 Melody making
15 Audio recording - the basics
16 Project 6 - a football theme
17 Create illusions - a big band radio jingle
18 Project 7 - a TV sitcom theme
20 Project 8 - a minimalist soundtrack
21 Dance Music
22 Project 9 - Get Creative With Cubase jingle
23 Knowing the score
24 Project 10 - Score clean up
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