I often tend to equate creating music to cooking. Placing percussion effects to a musical arrangement can be like adding the spices to a dish. Depending on the texture or sound of the instrument played, various rhythms, dynamics, etc. it can set an entire mood. Sometimes, however, adding percussion effects (Or as I like to call it, "ambient percussion" such as chimes, rattlers, shakers and more) can be intimidating. In this thirty three minute course I have added six categories full of practical ideas that I have gleaned over the last thirty years of making music. These categories are separated like chapters within the course:
- Personality & Cultural Associations
- Speech Patterns (borrowing from speech patterns to create rhythmic effects)
- Aesthetic themes
Let's cook with percussion effects!
33 minute course on playing percussion effects