Cool Track by Subtact

Hey, this is ZanyZavy, and I found a new artist (if you want to get technical, new producer) that I really enjoy. This person calls them self Subtact, and the song that I found interesting is called “Restart.” It has a bright vibe to it, with it’s lush chords and dance driven rhythm I definetly would recommend this song to be used in commercials.(Since there are no words to it) I hope to see what more Subtact can do.

My Sights and Sounds

My favorite type of music to listen to is EDM (electronic dance music) and the most recent artist that I have came across within that genre is Mitis. He has a classical piano background and he uses those skills to produce melodic styled music. This is one of my favorite songs that he is produced and posted on SoundCloud (a site where people post their own sounds from soundtracks to acapellas), Touch. 

One of the things that I like to watch on the massive site, Youtube, are the humorous Cyanide & Happiness Shorts. These are well done animations that tell jokes that may be suitable for children (it depends on what you want your kids to be exposed to). Judging by this particular one, “It’s Not What It Looks Like”, they might not even get it. Long story short, it is about a wife coming home and finding her husband in bed with another woman, or is it another woman?

When I am bored and I want some inspiration I lurk on DeviantArt. If you do not know what DeviantArt is, here is the explanation: “DeviantArt is an online community showcasing various forms of user-made artwork.” quoted from Google. Here we have a lovely picture, “Harley Suicide Squad”, of the notorious Harley Quinn. Her style of clothing was inspired by the upcoming movie the Suicide Squad. The artist behind this masterpiece is a guy who goes by the name Artgerm. He has a lot of original art that I personally think is by far the best when it comes to human body.

Tell Me What You Think Of This Beat

For this journal entry I actually listened to three of my MUS225 classmates’ projects on SoundCloud and left some constructive comments and open-ended questions on their songs. Then, in a blackboard discussion forum, I reflected on the following questions: 1) What was memorable for you about the three projects you listened to? 2) Did the projects […]

For this journal entry I actually listened to three of my MUS225 classmates’ projects on SoundCloud and left some constructive comments and open-ended questions on their songs.

Then, in a blackboard discussion forum, I reflected on the following questions:

1) What was memorable for you about the three projects you listened to?
2) Did the projects follow a clear song form? Was it effective?
3) What elements of these projects would you like to incorporate into your next project? (Ex. Try using distortion effects or Use more percussion)

1) The most memorable part about the three songs I listened to was:

Daniel Civilne- Intro reminded me of the song Poison by Bell Biv DeVow

Maria Suero- She had a very strong piano throughout her song.

Derrick Clanton- The piano he used had a kind of Latino feel to it, some I definitely wasn’t expecting.

2) Derrick and Daniel’s songs followed a clear song form. Both of them were effective. I like that I was able to tell that Derrick’s song was ending because he brought the piano back in. Maria’s song did seem to follow some type of song form but the overall song was a little too confusing for me to follow.

3)In my next project I think I would like to incorporate some piano loops, a kick, and overall just different instruments from my first project.

Music Man is here

My skills and talents revolve around music. The tools i use to create my music includes a piano and a computer. The software that i use the most is Propellerhead Reason. i am most comfortable with this software because it has a user friendly interface and it is the software that i started making music with years ago. Im not that familiar with photoshop . Ive used it before but its to confusing and complicated, however i would love to learn it for making graphic logos and even meme pictures.