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Music Technology Workbook by Steven Gurevitz, Paul Middleton

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6MIDI Sequencing Projects

This chapter focuses on composing a piece of music using a MIDI sequencer. To help you get started we have included several step-by-step examples in different musical styles.

Project 6.1 Ground bass

Before attempting this project we recommend you complete Exercises 5.15.7, 5.9, 5.11 and 5.12, and refer to Chapter 4 to brush upon anything you’re not sure of.

Introduction

A ground bass is a repeating bass line that provides a rhythm to build other instruments onto. Traditionally this technique was used in various aspects of baroque music. However many contemporary forms of music such as garage, hip-hop, R&B and funk are also based around a repeating bass line and use a similar technique.

The notes and rhythms used to ...

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