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Drums, drums, drums

It has been a while since the last time, but now I am back with more songs. This time I will present a whole bunch of tunes with one thing in common which is a lot of drums.

This is the last post in the MIDI music frenzy series since I decided to group the remaining songs under the suitable title Drums, drums, drums.

I guess you could say that about all the songs I have written, but these songs are more or less all about the beat. Not all, but many of them started out with an idea for a backing, e.g. a two-drummer setup, and from that I created a 'melody'.

The tunes

We start of with the black sheep in this group of seven songs. It is called Dave Weckl - Layback. I believe I wanted to write something with a piano and this was the result. The melody and drums are synchronized and the whole song is rather (surprise) layed back.

Dave Weckl - Layback

Next, we have Dave Weckl - Let's Go Crazy Tonight. This song is all about the drums. It is based on a two-drummer setup, i.e. two backings mixed together. Unfortunately I never finished this one, so the end is rather abrupt, I guess I never found a way to end it.

I remember having problems with this tune when I wrote it because of the two backings. If you hear blanks when there should be a hit on the bass drum you have the same problem as I did.

Dave Weckl - Let's Go Crazy Tonight

The third song is Dave Weckl - Loosing Up in which I explored with escalading drums. This song could be considered a tribute to the swedish pop group The Wannadies since their String Song was a source of influence.

Dave Weckl - Loosing Up

Dave Weckl - Radiohit is a short song with multiple drums in it. This one also suffers from occasional blanks due to the mixing of multiple backings. I am quite happy with the drums in this one, especially in the beginning, when the hi-hat is used to introduce variation in the beat.

Dave Weckl - Radiohit

Say good buy to Dave Weckl. The last song I wrote with under this pseudonym is Dave Weckl - Totally Weckled. There is no structure or melody here, only a crazy, out-of-sync bass and quite crazy drumbeats on top. I think it is rather funny and at the same time I am relieved when it stops.

Dave Weckl - Totally Weckled

After the Weckl-era I wrote two more songs. The first one is called Räkneskaper, which is Swedish and could be translated to arithmetic's. If you listen to the song I think you will understand where it got the name from. When I wrote this song I had two things in mind; a tricky beat which would be hard to follow and a chance to use the hihat and bass drum a lot. I think I achieved both of these goals.

Räkneskaper

The last song is actually the last I have written. It is called Tobe and I don't have a clue why. I don't even know if it means anything. The song emerged from the beat that is driving the tune from start to end. The melody is a tribute to the Swedish pop act bob hund. And by the way, pitching is fun, right?

Tobe

That was it. The major part of my MIDI compositions is now online. When I find time, I will try writing something with more substance. Until then, enjoy!

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Created 13th February 2005 13:16 CET. Filed under Music.

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