The Basic Process
You will work with one of the sequences I provide:
Take one of the sequences I provide — excerpts from pieces of
classical music — and make some music of your own that
incorporates some of the musical material in the given sequence.
The idea is that you will break down this sequence and extract
parts of it that interest you. Then build your own musical ideas
around the borrowed parts. This is essentially what a
remix is in popular music.
Try to use short segments from the original sequence: no longer
than 4 measures or so.
First, you should get familiar with the music I provided. Play
around with it, trying out different patches
Choose several aspects of the given sequence to use in your own
version. These could include chord progressions, melodic motifs or
phrases, rhythmic ideas. Think of ways to create a new context for
these musical ideas. Rearrange the material using cut-and-paste
techniques. Try doubling a melody by duplicating a track
(Edit > Duplicate), and then assigning a
different patch to the copy. You should also add tracks of your
own to go with the existing music.
Thoroughly mix the sequence, using the volume and pan controls in
the Main Mixer, automating these for at least three of the tracks.
Adjust the tempo, and try changing the tempo over time.
The assignment has a number of requirements that you must satisfy
to get a good grade. The requirements are summarized in the
Assignment 2 checklist.