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Turning a Loop into a Full Song

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5 Videos | Length: 33min 21sec
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    Introduction

    Josh Bess opens up the Live Webinar with an explanation of the topics for the day, along with welcoming new and returning guests to the live-webinar event.

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    Turning a Loop into a Full Song (Lesson)

    Josh Bess demonstrates how to turn a simple idea into a full releasable music arrangement.

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    Approaches to Different Genres

    Josh discusses how he approaches different genres of music.

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    Working without the Stems

    Josh answers a question regarding how to hear the different parts of the song even if you do not have stems.

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    Where to Start

    Josh answers a question about what element he thinks is best to start with.

Product Overview


In this course, Josh Bess opens up his own personal live session in Ableton Live, to explain how to turn a small and simple idea into a full music arrangement, ready for live performance and/or an official release. Josh discusses many ways to get you started with building your ideas, along with other tips and tricks to incorporate into your own original music creation, no matter what style of music you are creating.


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Turning a Loop into a Full Song is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Overviewer I have seen similar things on youtube. it would've been nice to show ways of varying small parts of the loop fragments.
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from helpful for beginners No diss to Josh but the audience for this is basic beginners. His point about listening to music in order for your ears to develop is the most important thing that was said. However since he was using Ableton he could have gone further into how DAW features can enhance this entire process.
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is a lttle bit uncommon course it´s recorded web seminar - WORKS WELL! I like the idea to use a recorded web seminar in Groove3. It+s not he same you can found recorded on Youtube, because here on groove3 there is an editors who have facts examined - You know that you can trust o this witch is not so sure on Youtube.
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from Useless and boring Boring and vague explanation of obvious techniques
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great Great short video to explain the basics of an arrangment.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Weak I'll save you 30 minutes - add and subtract things from your "main" loop until you have a song. There is no real knowledge that is shared in this video other than that... Guy doesn't even use his own song . He just uses generic dummy clips to show the idea of subtractive and additive arrangement.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Vague Pretty vague for most of it. At best it was elementary. I'm surprised that simple things like the build were not explained more. Or the end bar variations. Using a session without the original parts was poor.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful. A lot of good tips.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exactly what I thought it would be This is good for people who can already create loops but are unsure of how to arrange them into longer productions.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video about looping This was a great Tutorial about looping a thought into a song and he easy explained it
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Almost Entirely Useless Very, very poor choice of instructional content. Take a loop with various bits of content, repeat it over and over with some parts disabled. Add a few other sounds for variety and Voila', you have a track! It's exactly this kind of mundane 'production' (I hesitate to even refer to it as that) that leads to the junk we so commonly hear nowadays. I accept that there's a place for the type of exceptionally simple track used as an example, but it's almost insulting to believe that anyone can't figure out the entire instructional content of this series within 10 minutes of creating their first project in a DAW. Pick some samples at random, throw them together in various combinations and you'll come up with something not too far removed from this. Come on Groove3, you are much better. This is quite awful.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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