How to count music


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How to count music

While it is possible to use the Push with no knowledge of music. It helps to have a common language or frame of reference, which is referred to as music theory. That's the language that musicians use to communicate with each other, and to be able to play together. If you already know about bars, and beats, and time signature, you may even want to skip this video. There are few rhythmic concepts that will allow us to discuss sequencing, making beats, and ultimately creating songs.

Now, I know we're all eager to make beats, me too. But before we do that, let's break down the concept of rhythm, or musical time. Looking at the Push itself, you can see numbers on this row of buttons, and the main pads are all related to how we count music. We count musical time by using two reference points, Beats and Bars. The speed at which each Beat is played is set by the Tempo, and is expressed as beats per minute, or BPM. Which is set by adjusting the Tempo knob, right here. ...

How to count music
Video duration: 8m 49s 2h 26m Appropriate for all Updated Apr 29, 2016

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How to count music provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Yeuda Ben-Atar as part of the Making Music with Ableton Push

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Audio + Music
Software:
Ableton Live
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