A strophic Form is s the term applied to songs in which all verses or stanzas of the text are sung to the same music. An example of a song that has a strophic form is “blue sued shoes” from Carl Perkins. Another example in a song of the use of strophic form is “Old McDonald Had A Farm” used strophic form because it make the song easy to learn.Strophic form has also been used in pop and rock music as well,However it is not being used as much as it was once.

screen-shot-2017-02-06-at-10-22-10 This the structure of a 12 bar blues. The structure is most commonly used blues songs but, since most popular music today came from the blues, is also widely used in other genres of music.

A A B A- This is a 32 bar form.The 32 bar form consist of each section of the song being 8 bars long.screen-shot-2017-02-06-at-10-07-33These songs have a 32 bar form: I want to break free “queen”, and Over the rainbow by “Eva Cassidy”



Synthesis Week 1

This week we started to look at synthesis and sampling. One of the first things we looked at was the variety of options of the synthesiser. this picture shows the ES1 a synth on logic. The ES1 is a subtractive synth and is made up of the OSCILLATOR,ENVELOPE,AMPLIFIER,FILTER and LFO. 

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Oscillator-The Oscillator generates the sound using present waveforms as the basis or stating point for the sound. on the Es1 there are 2 oscillators and has a choice of square waves, sawtooth, triangle waves or sine waves.

Amplifier-The amplifier is used to control the output of the volume of the synth.Also you can control the range of volume you can have by moving the tow blue arrows up and down.

Filter-the Filter is a modifier and changes the sound by removing frequencies from the original wave form.On the ES1 you have a low pass filter which when closed it removes the higher frequencies.Also the filter can control tone via the cutoff dial with the resonance.

LFO-LFOs provide control of three main parameters; the wave shape, its rate and its amount. With these controls, you can radically change your vibrato effect. Subtractive synthesisers often provide more than one LFO so that you can control modules with different wave shapes, rates and amounts but the concept is always the same.


Recording Session 2 10/10/16

Yesterday I had to set up the recording studio with the aim to record five of the music performance bands.  Each band was made up of drums, the vocals, A.guitar, E.guitar and finally bass.

Setting up the drums…

For the drums we used various types of microphones. For the kick we used an a AKG D112 as it is versatile also it gives the sound a unique punchy sound also it is designed for bass instruments . The other microphone I used was a Shure sm57 which is the same as akg d112 as they are both Dynamic mics.  

On logic I set up 16 tracks on a new project so that I can get each sound from each instrument to a different track. There were 5 groups and for each group they could only choose 1 track for me to record, however things didn’t go exactly to plan as some of the recordings missed out some of the sound from different instruments and there was no coordination between the tech students and the performance players. 

samson-s-direct-di-box-1024x1024  we used this DI box for the bass.

shure-sm57This is a shure sm57 that we used.


band 1 involved of drum kit, 3 vocals, bass and a E.guitar.- It took ages to get a recording because no one was communicating, however we did get a recording but some of the instruments just went quiet.

band 2 consisted of a E.guitar, 2 vocals, drum kit and bass.-