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by Dominique
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: The Producer's Area
Topic: Basics of Recording
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Basics of Recording

AnthonyCFox wrote:I found this amazing tutorial on recording http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=29283 by a former professional studio engineer.


Great writing. As I am in the way of making my own recording studio, it is exactly that kind of stuff I need. Thanks for sharing!
by Dominique
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 18
Views: 11327

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

A scale is a chord filled up with notes A chord is a scale with some notes removed That's the jazz way of thinking about scales/chords If you play 3 notes, the fundamental, the tierce and the quinte, you know if you are playing in major, minor, augmented or diminished, which also implies than these...
by Dominique
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: How to play cuban rhythms
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: How to play cuban rhythms

Also what give the rhythm in flamenco is the hand claps. The have relatively complex patterns. A simple one is on 18 or 21 beats, where some of them are accuented. Hand claps is the first thing a child will learn. We can find similar rhythms in the traditional music of the Balkans, which is not surp...
by Dominique
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: How to play cuban rhythms
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: How to play cuban rhythms

Another classic book is Salsa Guidebook for Piano & Ensemble by Rebeca Mauleón https://www.shermusic.com/0961470194.php but without the understanding of the basis of that kind of rhythm as given by Fernando Aramis in his video, or given by others, it will be difficult to put in practice. Also, i...
by Dominique
Sun May 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: How to play cuban rhythms
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

How to play cuban rhythms

Fernando Aramis is a cuban artist living in Brazil (if I remember well) and he is teaching music. This video is teaching the basis of the cuban son for the guitar. What make me to post it here is because he show correctly the rhythm of that kind of music. Such rhythms with an emphasis on the second ...
by Dominique
Sun May 27, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Decline of the instrumental intro in pop music
Replies: 43
Views: 8804

Re: Decline of the instrumental intro in pop music

pop music is about show business and making money when popular music talk to the heart. Which imply they have not much in commun. End of the story. As example today, a guy like David Rovics is really doing popular music. He is not rich, no one of his songs is innocent, they all have a political back...
by Dominique
Sun May 27, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: how do you compose your songs?
Replies: 49
Views: 42056

Re: how do you compose your songs?

I begin with the lyrics. It can be a text I was reading, something I wrote, or an old song which I am doing a contemporary version. In that last case, it is very easy because for the music, the only thing to do is the arrangement, and I already have a frame for the lyrics. Otherwise, I begin by look...
by Dominique
Sun May 27, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Why Do You Write Your Own Music?
Replies: 22
Views: 6112

Re: Why Do You Write Your Own Music?

- Because I was never interested to play like someone else - Because it's fun - I learn a lot doing so Even with covers, I begin by listening all the different versions I can find and I end by doing my own arrangement. As example, for the Alabama Song, I started by reading the original Kurtweil pian...
by Dominique
Sun May 27, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Hello all!

Hi all! Hi Dominique! Ages ago I went through a Gentoo phase, but for about three last 12 years I've been running things in the Debian family. Then in 2015 I started learning in earnest about music production on Linux. I must admit that I have sometimes wondered if Gentoo would help in the quest fo...
by Dominique
Sun May 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: [SOLVED] Is a realtime kernel needed?
Replies: 21
Views: 4355

Re: [SOLVED] Is a realtime kernel needed?

Is the use of cgroups really a problem with systemd based distros? The use of cgroups is mandatory on system using systemd because systemd will just not work without them. The exact cgroups setup will depend on the distribution in use. I give it a try on my gentoo it was 2 or 3 years ago. It was wi...
by Dominique
Sat May 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: [SOLVED] Is a realtime kernel needed?
Replies: 21
Views: 4355

Re: [SOLVED] Is a realtime kernel needed?

To answer the initial question, I would say it depend. I use linux from years. Back in time, the only way to get decent performances with JACK was a realtime kernel. I was on Suse at that time, and after trying the first audio distribution like Agnula, I ended making my own realtime kernel on suse. ...
by Dominique
Sat May 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Hello all!

Hi all!

I am an old linux user from Switzerland. I am using linux audio from many years ago, now on gentoo.

Happy to finally be gere!

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