In a world full of EDM and digitally created music it seems rather relevant to explore the many ways music can be created and composed in this current world. It almost seems more relevant now than ever with the rise of TikTok music in the world of COVID-19. So it only seems fair to participate in a bit of project based learning ourselves, as teachers, and gain some first hand insight on how music students of the future decide to be creative.
To start this learning process we used Soundtrap to try and mix sound clips together and create a short remix using whatever we could. Long story short, it was really hard! Trying to find songs in the same keys, changing the tempos to match etc. turned out to be really difficult to do on Soundtrap. We moved onto Ableton Live 10 to see if we could have any more luck with that. Whilst it was easier to do using Ableton, I must say it was still incredibly challenging and I'll admit that I've underestimated the level of musical and technological skill that is required to successfully create a remix or a mashup. To create one that actually sounds decent, is a whole other skill!
However, I am intrigued by this concept and would like to explore it more...
As always, leave your questions and comments below!