Rhythm Recording Project


I went through the Lesson 7 GarageBand packet and learned new things and how to work more in GarageBand making rhythms. I was then asked to create a screencast with technique evidence

Recording Techniques

Terms and Concepts

Meter – a repeating stress, accent, or pattern that keeps the pulse of the song. it’s like the heartbeat of the song

Pacing – the speed the composition is played at

Tempo – the speed of the music

Beat – a rhythmic movement or speed that the music is played at

Hip Hop – a genre of music that features rapping, with an electronic background

Out of the Pocket – not in the groove with the rest of the composition

Quantize – transforming musical notes to an underlying musical representation. keeping on beat

Single Take – took one attempt. one and done

Multipass Recording – recording-recording multiple times

Overdub – recording over what is already there, or playing along with it

C1 Octave Range – middle c on a piano

Cowbell (note in MIDI) – a precussive instrument used for cool effects

Drum Kit – a set of percussive drums and other instruments

Kick Drum (note in MIDI) – low end of the drum kit

Snare Drum (note in MIDI) – A drum with special metal components that cause it to”rattle”

Cymbal (note in MIDI) – The electronic recording, or computer generated sound of a cymbal, to be used on computers

Drum Machine (808) – An electronic device programmable to imitate a drum kit. it’s one of the first nice sounding drum machines.

Loop – seemless repeat of a sonund

Arpeggiation – playing the 1,3,5, and 1 scale

Sound Effects – sounds to fill silence, or to give an effect

One Shot Sound – little sounds in the background

What I Learned

I learned more and got more experience working with controls in garage band to create rhythms. I learned how to adjust tracks to follow other tracks, how to customize the drummer tracks, and how to add regions to the loop library.

I was confused with some of the terms and looking at Mayah’s Blog post really helped.

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