- Print ISBN 9780240521961
- Electronic ISBN 9780240521978
Understanding music theory and structure is essential for a dance musician’s success in producing original music; in this book, Snoman breaks down and covers musical construction from a dance musician’s perspective showing how the technology comes together to produce a commercial track.
The first section offers a "lite" introduction to music theory; anyone serious about getting their tracks to the next level has to master a bit of theory! Section 2 is a unique tutorial, walking readers through the production of a typical club track. The track built throughout the second part of the book is already set for commercial release; readers are learning the "how" from a successful publicly released track.
For readers of the Dance Music Manual, Vol. 1, Volume 2 is a must have additional buy. Volume 2 complements and builds on Volume 1, which covers the recording and genres of dance music. Together, they form the ultimate Dance Music Manual!
* Teaches music theory and how it's specifically applicable to dance and club music
* Shows how dance music construction and production come together through successful released commercially available club tracks
* The Dance Music Manual, Vol. 1 sold a total of 9,000 units in the first edition and to date the 2e 4,000 units (published Nov 2008)
Amateur and aspiring dance music producers, DJs/remixers, recording engineers, musicians and composers who want to create original tracks. Students on Music Technology and Dance Music Production courses
Part 2: Music in Practice – Building a dance track
Chapter 10: Production Techniques 1: Building the Rhythms
Chapter 11: Production Techniques 2: Building the Basslines
Chapter 12: Production Techniques 3: Building the Lead Lines
Chapter 13: Production Techniques 4: Harmonies
Chapter 14: Production Techniques 5: Sound Effects
Chapter 14: Production Techniques 6: The Arrangement
Chapter 15: Production Techniques 7: Drum n Bass
Chapter 16: Production Techniques 8: Trance
Chapter 17: Production Techniques 9: Techno
Chapter 18: Production Techniques 10: Remixing
Chapter 19: Production Techniques 11: Working in Vocals
Chapter 20: Production Techniques 12: Mixing