Maloney Department of Music & Theatre

Project 2 - Loop-Based Sequencing 2

Looping - Phase II – Half & Half

As discussed in class, looping is the first step in sequencing music. It is the easiest type of sequencing, in that it utilizes pre-made loops that are designed to work well together. While this first compositional step is an easier one, it is one to take seriously, as it will soon lead to more complex recording techniques. 


Here are the understandings you should leave this short project with:

 - The role of each instrument in the modern pop ensemble

 - Basic popular music forms

 - A basic ability to sequence


Here is what you have to do: 

(You did these elements in the last project)

Develop an original looped-based composition – (1 minute minimum)

Develop a piece using an organized set of instruments that make musical sense and support one another properly. 

Use a set form that organizes your pieces in a way that one would expect in a popular style.

Make sure that you level your piece in order to hear each instrument effectively (using volume knobs on each track)

Be sure that you have at least one rhythm, harmony and bass instrument.


Create 3-4 tracks yourself using MIDI keyboards and the techniques discussed in class.

Create at least two new loops that you can add to you loop library for use on other projects.


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