Music Creation Challenge Day 15 – Cloudy with a Chance of Rain

So I’ve decided do a daily music making challenge where I try to make a short 1 to 2 minute theme daily. I then create a visual version using the program Synthesia for my YouTube channel. Today’s piece is titled “Cloudy with a Chance of Rain”.  Let me know what you think I’d love to here from you. Subscribe to get the latest piece send directly to your YouTube feed.

Music Creation Challenge Day 14 – Rhapsody 2

So I’ve decided to begin a daily music making challenge where I try to make a short 1 to 2 minute theme daily. I then create a visual version using the program Synthesia for my YouTube channel. Today’s piece is titled “Rhapsody 2”.  Let me know what you think I’d love to here from you. Subscribe to get the latest piece send directly to your YouTube feed.

Euphony vs. Complexity

As a lot of you know I have been doing a daily music creation challenge on my YouTube channel where I create a short theme daily and I have gotten some interesting responses especially from other professional and amateur musician’s a like, but they tend to revolve around the idea the “Euphony to Complexity balance” or  basically, how much a pleasant sounding should be sacrificed for complexity and vice versa. A year ago I would have leaned toward the complexity side because I love to listen to complex song such as video game music made by Junichi Masuda or ZUN and they use tons of beautiful embellishments but now, especially after doing this daily challenge, I am more on the side of euphony. Music is about the listening experience whether you are a musician or not. Too much euphony leads to a boring, sterile piece like some (not all) pop songs. Then there are arcane pieces like classical music , which are heaven for a high level music enthusiast but are like trying to read ancient Greek for the casual listener. I’m aiming for a perfect balance of repetition and catchy while still experimenting with clever new ways to implement  deeper theory into the mix.

What is your take on it. Are you side Euphony or COmplexity?

Music Creation Challenge Day 13 – Festivities

So I’ve decided to begin a daily music making challenge where I try to make a short 1 to 2 minute theme daily. I then create a visual version using the program Synthesia for my YouTube channel. Today’s piece is titled “Festivities”.  Let me know what you think I’d love to here from you. Subscribe to get the latest piece send directly to your YouTube feed.

Why the Definition of a Platinum Album needs to Change

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So I was catching up on some music industry news and I stumbled across this article on Forbes about why the definition of the platinum album needs to changes particularly to include streaming plays as part of the standard for certifying albums as gold, platinum, etc.

Although I am personally against this logically this is a sound move. Last year only 3 albums went platinum by selling a million copies these are The Frozen Soundtrack, Taylor Swift’s Album and J. Cole’s Album. This year only 2 albums sold a million units and those Drake’s and Taylor Swift’s 1989 and 1989 was released in 2014! I agree with this article when it says that if the RIAA doesn’t change it’s standard for platinum records the title may be nothing more than an unobtainable goal.

Daily Music Creation Challenge Day 12 – Jubilee

So I’ve decided to begin a daily music making challenge where I try to make a short 1 to 2 minute theme daily. I then create a visual version using the program Synthesia for my YouTube channel. Today’s piece is titled “Jubilee”. It focuses more on rhythm than harmonies. Let me know what you think I’d love to here from you. Subscribe to get the latest piece send directly to your YouTube feed.

Daily Music Creation Challenge Day 11 – Friendship (re-orchestration)

So I’ve decided to begin a daily music making challenge where I try to make a short 1 to 2 minute theme daily. I then create a visual version using the program Synthesia for my YouTube channel. Today’s piece is titled “Friendship” it is a re-orchestration of day 4 song of the same name. I used my program Reason 8 to orchestrate it then superimposed the synthesia video on top of the audio.   Let me know what you think I’d love to here from you. Subscribe to get the latest piece send directly to your YouTube feed

Daily Music Creation Challenge Day 10 – Tiny Music Box

So I’ve decided to begin a daily music making challenge where I try to make a short 1 to 2 minute theme daily. I then create a visual version using the program Synthesia for my YouTube channel. Today’s piece is titled Focus. Let me know what you think I’d love to here from you. Subscribe to get the latest piece send directly to your YouTube feed

Daily Music Creation Challenge Day 9 – Rhapsody

So I’ve decided to begin a daily music making challenge where I try to make a short 1 to 2 minute theme daily. I then create a visual version using the program Synthesia for my YouTube channel. Today’s piece is titled Focus. Let me know what you think I’d love to here from you. Subscribe to get the latest piece send directly to your YouTube feed