Confidently Create Chords

Confidently Create Chords

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

In this Sound Advice for Soundtrap blog I want to share with you how to Confidently Create Chords. In order to compose music we need to ensure that we can harmonise a melody and create chords within soundtrap. It is a relatively straightforward process and one that your students will enjoy. Before you start on […]

Sound Advice for Soundtrap

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

Soundtrap is a piece of software that I have come to use more and more over the last 18 months. It is a cloud based DAW that students love to use. So I thought I would provide a weekly blog of Sound Advice for Soundtrap. In this blog series I will consider quick tips, ideas […]

Creating your first Beat

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

In part 1 of this Sound advice for Soundtrap Series, I introduced you to Soundtrap. In this blog I consider a good place to start – Creating your first Beat Beat I must admit I don’t love the word “beat” because of how students often mis-use it to describe music. “This piece has a good […]

Building on your Beats

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

In my last Sound Advice for Soundtrap blog I looked at how to create your first beat. In this blog I will consider how we might build upon this, making our beats more interesting & developed. Building on your beats is a blog for those who want to move their basic beat forward! If you […]

Looping with Loops

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

Sound advice for Soundtrap is a blog series designed to get you using Soundtrap. I am hoping that the ideas I share will help you to use the software. Looping with Loops is aimed at focussing on how we can use loops to teach as well as compose. Most DAWs come with a loop library […]

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From Rhythm to Melody

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

How can we go from Rhythm to Melody? If you are wanting your students to explore melody writing then starting with a rhythm and then building on this can be a really good approach. We want our students to be creative, exploring sounds and ideas. But we also need to help guide them in their […]

Creating a QWERTY Melody

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

In my last Sound Advice for Soundtrap blog I considered how we might turn a rhythm into a melody. This process allows students to take a rhythm and using the MIDI editor, turn it into a melody. This approach is a good starting point for creating a first melody. However we want to work towards […]

The Value of Effects

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

Soundtrap is a great tool for making music. Not only can we create beats, bass-lines, melodies and chords, but we can add effects to enhance our music. The value of Effects is that they can make music sound more authentic and exciting. Students will quickly see that their music is enhanced by the effects within […]

Using a Piano Roll

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Sound Advice for Soundtrap

If you have ever created music using a DAW, then you will have used a piano roll. However it might be that using a piano roll is a new concept and one that slightly worries you. This Sound Advice for Soundtrap blog is going to focus on using a piano roll with the aim of […]