Track Description: A joyful, uplifting composition that moves you to celebrate by dancing.
Genre/Style: I think it’s Dance/EDM but I don’t understand genre to know for sure.
Creative Vision for the Track: I want folks to celebrate whatever it is in their life worth celebrating. Dance, feel good. Be positive.
Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc): 4/4 @ 120bpm. The composition begins with two calls then a reply, then a dance segment. A timpani and cajon beat set up the anticipation for the next dance. With these two instruments I wanted to create a powerful lead to the next call letting the dancers know the celebration has only just begun. The composition modulates to D major at this point for the next segment of 2 calls, a reply, and a dance. After this, a cajon beat with shakers, claps, and tambourines set up for the final 3 calls. I used a different rhythm here to maintain the power of the celebration but add a slight sensuality to the tone. After this the 3 calls to the dancer emphasis the dance isn’t near being over, though at this points the dance fades implying the celebration goes on, and on, and on.
Main Instruments used: Logic Pro X was my DAW. I broke the composition into 3 main categories. Brass & woodwinds, strings, and percussion. I used Philharmonik 2 for various brass/woodwind sections. For strings I used Philharmik 8 Violas sus ff and Philharmik mixed orchestral cinamatic strings. I also used Xpand2 – polysynth sweetness to add some background continuity for the strings. For percussion I used Logic’s Four on the Floor SoCal Kit (Kyle), Philharmonik Timpani, and some Logic Pro loops for the Cajon and tambourine parts.
This was also my first attempt at mixing, using the information I’ve been learning from one of my Udemy courses.