Looping is a staple of the music industry. It has been a hallmark component to music production, composition, and production. Songs like Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles utilized looping to create the famous background sounds in the song.
So, what is looping?
Looping takes a phrase or soundbite and plays it non-stop, over and over again. Any credible digital audio workspace (DAW) will have a looping component to their software.
For musical beginners and even experienced musicians, the worlds and genres of electronic music making and production can be confusing. So in this post, we’ve asked Dr. Mark Polishook, a renowned jazz pianist, electro-acoustic musician and self-confessed synthesiser technology addict, the question we hear time and time again:
How important is music theory when it comes to electronic music production?
The hook is the part of a commercial composition that we remember after the song is over. It can be the refrain, the chorus, the part of the song that grabs you. The hook is the part you cannot seem to get out of your head, the part that you keep singing. If you create a good hook, the rest of the song will almost build itself. Almost, but not quiteÉ