Skip to main content

An Example of Song Form or Why are Templates a Good Thing

Once the VERSE background is established then you can copy the harmonic part/bass part to VERSE_B and layer on a fresh lead guitar. Next, a good CHORUS is created and then duplicated to the second occurrence of CHORUS. The BREAK is always difficult to create because it must fit the style of the song and yet give a break to repeating melodies in the VERSE and CHORUS sections. The INTRODUCTION and END are normally melodic variations of the VERSE. A lot of times, it’s easier to just use fade in and fade out for the intro/end.

What Makes Templates a Good Thing?

Why should you use templates? Well, it’s as simple as this. When you come into the studio you are excited to create something. If you have to establish a song form, find drum tracks the complement each other, and establish which instruments you will use your enthusiasm will be gone. If you don’t have any zip in your step, your creativity will be over and a song will not be created. With templates, a song can go from idea to posted on MySpace in just a few hours. And it will be fun also!

Popular posts from this blog

New Track Out! Feeling My Way Check it out!

  Feeling My Way (Spotify) I am "Feeling My Way" into a new process to create music.  This track is the start of a new vocal to instrumental series.   This track started as a Strat guitar with voice improvisation. Later the voice impro was converted into a Strat guitar lead.  Next the guitar audio creates a chord track which then runs an automated rhythm guitar accompaniment.  The string part came later as an improvised counter harmony.

@billjonesmusicstudio now on Instagram!

  I've setup an account on Instagram  @billjonesmusicstudio It was a learning experience on getting a decent product to the platform.  I started the account with daily improvises, called the Video Jam Series. I also modified some YouTube videos to run on the platform.  Currently, I am working on a new method of creating music using improvised voice and guitar/keyboard.  My experiment with Instagram Reels went well, with one posting spinning up 1,200 plays.      The Video Jam Series shot live guitar and keyboard improvises.  Some jam motifs are worked out a few minutes before.  The goal is to capture improvised music.  Then, after initial recording of audio on both iPhone and Cubase DAW, the audio is processed.    Processing can include: Adding complementary instruments Adding EQ, compression, guitar amps, normalization, tempo detection, midi note editing   Importing video to Cubase, lining up audio files, exporting video with processed audio   Video is converted to the Instagram &q

NEW RELEASE! Acoustic Guitar Solos by HatchBatch

For about the last 8 months, especially during pre-vaccine COVID-19 days, I have been recording acoustic guitar.  Some of the tracks in this release originated from several video series on Instagram.  Others were final versions of tracks written earlier in 2020.  Most tracks are missing drums and the volume is set fairly low.  This makes for "easy listening" and a very relaxing 1/2 hour of music (16 songs, 28 min 42 sec). Spotify Music