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Fundamental 2 continues our series of tutorials dedicated to the fundamental production techniques that all producers should be fully versed in.
Hot on the heels of the best selling Fundamental, Fundamental 2 continues to discuss groove – this time concentrating on bass. Over 3 hours of video tutorials focus on the theory and practice behind the programming, production and engineering of professional bass lines and rhythms for dance records.
The DVD begins with an introductory course on some music theory, introducing the viewer to the theory behind scales and modes – a requirement for producing bass lines that work. The sessions then move on to cover the principles behind composition, programming, editing, tuning and processing of bass in order to add the all important groove to dance records. This includes techniques used such as compression, trip sampling, frequency splitting, side-chaining, modulation, tuning, keying and synthesizing techniques for different bass timbres.
Tutorial Runtime: 3:20:52
An introduction to the tutorial
Session 01: Introduction to Scales: 12 minutes.
Using examples, this session shows how the many different musical scales are created and formed
Session 02: Music Modes: 10 minutes.
For this session, we examine how the different modal forms in music are created, from Major to Minor, Dorian to Mixolydian.
Session 03: Groove 1 Timing and Values: 17 Minutes.
Here, using examples, we examine how timing and note values play an important role in the creation of a typical dance music groove.
Session 04: Groove 2 Pitch: 20 minutes
In this session we examine the uses of pitch, the principle of strong and weak notes within a scale and how we can use these to change the feel of the bass line.
Session 05: Modes and Accidents: 20 Minutes
We examine how the use of different modes can affect the feel of the music, and how introducing an accidental can add to the excitement of a dance groove.
Session 06: Extraction: 15 Minutes
This session concentrates on how a bass groove can be extracted from a chord, or series of chords and progressions.
Session 07:Programming and Processing: 30 Minutes
A look at some of the synthesis techniques you can use to program bass timbres, alongside how the use of processors and effects can be used to further augment the dance groove.
Session 08: Bass Timbre Tips and Tricks: 50 Minutes
Various tips and tricks on producing bass timbres for dance music
Session 09: Further Processing: 20 Minutes
A final session giving more tips, tricks and advice on processing bass timbres in dance music.
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