A year ago, I got myself a midi keyboard. I was always a huge electronic music fan and had always wanted to try some things out in that space. I came across it as I was searching for a Christmas present for one of my goddaughters. After I had gotten it and given it to her, I wanted one for myself.
Then came the process of experimenting, watching loads of YouTube videos and of course, taking long breaks. With me, it’s an iterative long process learning something new and going through peaks and troughs of enthusiasm.
But now I’ve made a breakthrough in terms of learning music theory and chords and scales. It’s the combination of watching the deconstruction videos on YouTube and using Beatmaker on the iPad and then iterating back to the Arturia Minilab. There isn’t anything that is any good so far but now I can see possibilities instead of searching around in the dark.
So my humble advice is to play around and enjoy the peaks and take breaks in the troughs of enthusiasm for learning something new. It’s the journey that is fun.
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Binging a lot of Amazon Prime video stuff before my membership expires in a few days. Didn’t realize how many great shows are on there.Bridget & Eamonn (really funny if you know 1980s Ireland)
Faking it (early 2000s reality show, photographers still using film)
And then there is Margin Call, fantastic cast, great script, intelligent filmmaking. I would love to watch more films like that to show the world of business in a way that the public can understand. Like the way Jeremy Irons character tells Zachary Quinto to explain the financial problem as if he were telling it to a small child or dog. Another aspect was that the main actor from the Netflix show You plays a junior analyst in the film.
One other show I rewatched was Anthony Bordain’s No Reservations show about his visit to Helsinki in winter. I’m not such a big foodie but that episode is still really enjoyable to this day.
Okay, I need to stop watching so much great shows and films but that’s my recommendations for today.
I’m a huge fan of YouTube and have learnt a lot from many of the tutorial videos on there from photography to cooking. Today, I have been trying to recreate a video reconstructing the song Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz from Point Blank Music school.
At some points in the video, I want to pause it to see the pattern in Ableton that is being shown and recreate it in BeatMaker 3 on the iPad. However, each time I pause a YouTube video, this overlay comes up when I want to see the full screen.
It would be great to have an option to turn off the overlay, especially when I paying for the premium package.
By the way, here is a link to the video in question. Highly recommended if you like to see behind the scenes of a work.
Started copying some dishes on YouTube recently. It’s much clearer how to do and follow the process of making a dish with a video than reading a recipe.This one I took from this video.
After watching this other video on how to make pesto, using jars of premade ones are over.
Nice to see rain for the first time in 2019.
I love this photo of Munich in October. I found it while going through some old pictures. From what I remember, there was a football tournament in Olympia park that day.