scoring

so there hasnt been much progress on POD, as i’m mad-busy with cover song and like five straight days of basketball the past week. also been working on other assignments.

started placing stuff into finale since it got revived. still is much t be done.

and yes, i have yet t decide on the title.

“set me free”; “taking flight”; “break”, none seem t be heavy enough.

so yea, i’mma be working on the score and trying t get a title for the track.

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bridge – rap lyrics

some rough recordings. havent quite decided which t use. comments please!

Bridge (rap):


You’re boiling mad // It’s so bad //
Simmer down now // Wipe that frown //
Off your brow // Cause somehow //
You know // fo’ sho’ //
You don’t quit // under pressure //
Take a hit // prove you’re legit //
A fighter // just gotta go higher //
When you’re frozen with fear // no one will hear //
You’re like a bicycle // two-tired (ha-ha) //
Now get wired // get fired // and ready to go

OR


You’re boiling mad // It’s so bad //
Simmer down now // Wipe that frown //
Off your brow // Cause somehow //
You know // fo’ sho’ //
You don’t quit // under pressure //
Take a hit // prove you’re legit //
cause today was tomorrow yesterday // when your life becomes a cycle //
You’re like a bicycle // two-tired (ha-ha) //
Now get wired // get fired // and ready to go

v1.2

changes have been made.
here’s the new and improved version 1.2 of the midi guide for POD work 1!

i still think that at the ending, the drum part can be stronger. though i’ve alr layered it like this:

yes, a desperate attempt t get the ‘jerk’.

here’re the screenshots:


the non-green colored portions are the parts that have been edited.

improvements to be made

got to speak with Erica about my work tday, and here’re some of the things mentioned to be improved on:

pno line: change t gtr at certain points – heavier.
tweaking of pno sound within the piece (e.g. eq)
ending – layering, unison with pno (gtr)
synth wind sound – use more airy spacey sounds, like in techno, use modulator.
can extend int (double).
end of bridge – break in rhythm – all inst follow drums, going to chorus.
C3 and C4 drum rhythm change.
jerk/stop going to outro.
bridge pno comping – double time, strings – lesser movement.

so i’m working on these. will put up version 1.2 of the midi guide once it’s done.

will speak with Leon on lyrics when i see him for songwriting tomorrow morning.

and i’m hiring record-button-presser. interested parties leave a comment. much appreciated.

need t complete the recording of vocals during term break (which is next week).

planning

besides vocals and backing vocals, i’m planning to record the piano track, and if i can get sessionists and/or if time permits, the bass and electric guitars.

currently working on the scoring, looking through the chords and voicings.

and since songwriting and arranging are the chosen skill sets for this work i will be focusing more on refining the lyrics and the arrangement. will arrange to meet with Leon and/or Erica to look through these.

(i admit, i dont have much t update on this week.)

and i mentioned ‘if time permits’ because i’m gon be struggling with 2 sp trainings, 2 hornets trainings and 1 game each week. guess i’m gon retire from basketball t focus on music. soon. perhaps.