Making Music by Dennis Desantis

Making Music

By Dennis Desantis

  • Release Date: 2015-04-22
  • Genre: Music
Score: 4.5
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Description

For many artists, nothing inspires more existential terror than actually making art. The fear that we’re not good enough or that we don’t know enough results in untold numbers of creative crises and potential masterpieces that never get realized.

Electronic musicians used to be able to hide behind clunky, emerging technology as an excuse for inaction. But musicians today live in a golden age of tools and technology. A ninety-nine-cent smartphone app can give you the functionality of a million-dollar recording studio. A new song can be shared with the world as soon as it’s finished. Tutorials for every sound design or music production technique can be found through a Google search. All of these developments have served to level the playing field for musicians, making it possible for a bedroom producer to create music at a level that used to be possible only for major-label artists.

But despite all of this, making music is still hard. Why?

Making Music was written both to answer this question and to offer ways to make it easier. It presents a systematic, concrete set of patterns that you can use when making music in order to move forward. It will teach you how to make music using technology, with a specific emphasis on solving musical problems, making progress, and (most importantly) finishing what you start.

Reviews

  • MUSIC IS NOT A TECHNIQUE

    5
    By Clodimedius
    This book bypass usual boundaries when it is time to work with a DAW such as Ableton. From getting inspired to fine tuning melodies, this book is a think thank reference. Consider reading it in any order, by identifying in the table of content which problem or which issue you face. Too many music book, specially around DAWs, are technical, dry, and don’t contain a proper perspective about thinking around music; but Making Music is much more broader. THIS ONE IS A MUST
  • Book feels like I'm getting a great big hug

    5
    By bigtimemotionmedia
    It's really nice feeling when you realize you are not all alone in the world. This book pinpointed over and over many tough productions problems and made me realize I'm not the only one experiencing trouble in these lonely little corners of existence but they are very common problems with straightforward explanations and solutions. Very well thought-out, conceived, and solutions are written with authority. My first review I've ever written too!

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