A Piano Loop – Frosty Day!

I have been getting into music tech in a big way. We have bought cables and boxes and more cables and boxes! And a midi controller. And I have been studying Ableton, a great DAW for composition.

But today – a frosty day in January, none of the kit was working for my ears or my soul! The kit couldn’t capture the sound of my keyboard in my dining-room on a frosty day. It kept changing it and containing it and perfecting it. And I wasn’t going to have any of it!

So . . . I recorded myself playing the accompaniment on my good old keyboard and I then recorded myself playing the tune over the top on my good old camera! And now you can hear me playing my keyboard in my dining-room on a frosty day!

Musical Doodle – The March of the Computer Keyboard!

Musical doodles are important things. They help to punctuate your day with feeling. I don’t deliberately doodle – they just sort of happenĀ  – and then I realise that I am enjoying the feeling, the rhythm, the sound. And it is a moment.

So next time you find yourself musically doodling – go on, let go and see where it wants to take you.

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