Brian-Live Performance Final

Performing live is really frustrating because you have to get everything down in one take. This entire semester, I had the opportunity to just record my vocals in segments, so this is a HUUUUGGEE step up for me. Took a few tries, so shoutout to Ethan for handling my beats and being patient when I choked. Overall, I am satisfied with my performance and my confidence level has grown exponentially throughout this semester. You can book me through Yik Yak. Just kidding, have a great summer everyone!

Lyrics:

Everyday gettin by

Livin on the check and I don’t why

College student?

College problems

Ain’t got money

Got my ramen

I had a dollar

Had a bill

Then I went to college

And I payed a bill

I need a break

I need a mill

tryna live life just to get my fill

Millions in the world

Epidemic affected

Laying out their lives

Academic perfection

Ain’t a disease

But it’s human selection

People working out

resume complexion

Tryna look nice

For their future connections

They’re flexin

On the wrong intentions

And I’m stressin

On all my guesses

So I’m learning all these lessons

Everyday gettin by

Livin on the check and I don’t why

College student?

College problems

Ain’t got money

But I got my ramen

I had a dollar

Had a bill

Then I went to college

And I payed a bill

I need a break

I need a mill

tryna live life just to get my fill

Hating on my life cuz

I got some papers

don’t even plan

On doing them later

But I’m kidding

Cuz I need paper

Maybe in a week

I’ll be seeing ya later

Story bout the life

Of a college senior

Getting a degree

In being a dreamer

And I’m dreaming

About watching the sky

Singing man oh man

I’m gettin by

Brian-Live Project

I’ll be completely honest, it took me about ten years to even understand how to switch between arrangement view and session view. Eventually, youtube and google done saved my life and I started getting my ish together. This entire semester I have always wanted to make a fun beat to rap to, but have not quite gotten there through logic. Somehow, I was able to do something differently with Ableton Live and created a beat I was happy with. Looking back, i would say I have learned a lot about producing songs since the first day I sat in class!

Lyrics:

Everyday gettin by

Livin on the check and I don’t why

College student?

College problems

Ain’t got money

Got my ramen

I had a dollar

Had a bill

Then I went to college

And I payed a bill

I need a break

I need a mill

tryna live life just to get my fill

Millions in the world

Epidemic affected

Laying out their lives

Academic perfection

Ain’t a disease

But it’s human selection

People working out

resume complexion

Tryna look nice

For their future connections

They’re flexin

On the wrong intentions

And I’m stressin

On all my guesses

So I’m learning all these lessons

Everyday gettin by

Livin on the check and I don’t why

College student?

College problems

Ain’t got money

But I got my ramen

I had a dollar

Had a bill

Then I went to college

And I payed a bill

I need a break

I need a mill

tryna live life just to get my fill

Hating on my life cuz

I got some papers

don’t even plan

On doing them later

But I’m kidding

Cuz I need paper

Maybe in a week

I’ll be seeing ya later

Story bout the life

Of a college senior

Getting a degree

In being a dreamer

And I’m dreaming

About watching the sky

Singing man oh man

I’m gettin by

Brian-Logic Project Final

Surprisingly, I think I really like my voice in this and it is funny because I am not a fan of hearing my own voice. For this project, I learned how to play the piano just a tad bit (I even played keys while singing at the same time for fun). I really wanted this song to be simple, calm and happy, so I wanted to keep it as acoustic as possible. Speaking of which, I had to practice the guitar mad hard because my rhythm at the beginning was so bad until I played my tune a thousand times and cleaned up the recording. Because of the animation, my two main tracks were cut off at the top but if you really want me to prove that I played, hit me up directly haha.

Brian – Logic Project Draft

I feel really good about this draft because everything sounds a lot better than I had anticipated. I am a beginner at guitar so I really needed to practice constantly for this recording to go alright. Still not used to singing as well, but again this is a big step up for me and it is becoming fun to lay down some vocals. Added a track full of claps and some backing piano to help fill in the song. For some reason the software recording always experiences delays, so I had to drag and drop each part accordingly. The next challenge for me will be to make a nice chorus that can be easily transitioned into.

Brian Goulet – Loop Project Final

Goulet - First Loop Final

When I first started my loop draft, I used a calm piano for the base. I then used it to stack my chorus on top to quickly establish the mood of the song. In doing this, I managed to build a simple, yet clean first draft but was then challenged when it came to finishing my final project. I ended up deciding to switch up the instruments when my verse came in so it was a fun little challenge in adapting the rhythm of my vocals to fit the change. You can’t see it in the screen, but I also added automation – shoutout to the Apple Pro Lessons again because I learned that the “a” key is the shortcut for animation. Beforehand, I was completely lost because I have no experience with Logic, or even music for the matter. The Pro Lessons also taught me how to use the keyboard to create my own instrumental loops (the green tracks). When it came to writing the lyrics for my verse it took just as long as it did to create my loops. I’ve learned that coming up with vocals that match your loops/instruments is not easy (go figure). All in all I survived and in the end, I feel good about this being my first Logic Loop ever.

Lyrics:

Chorus

Why don’t you just be yourself

Yo don’t need to go through Hell

I don’t need nobody else

(Scream) I don’t need nobody else

Verse 1

I don’t need nobody else so don’t you straight up lie to me

I understand your hiding things But that don’t clear your history

So talk to me

About the way we used to be

Before we broke so easily

Before we lived so sinfully

Before we lost our dignity

We used to live for everything

We never lost our sanity

But now you’re lost in vanity

Eating up insanity

Chorus

Why don’t you just be yourself

Yo don’t need to go through Hell

I don’t need nobody else

(Scream) I don’t need nobody else

Brian Goulet – Loop Draft

Brian Goulet first loop

I created my first loop by using a calm piano as my base track and then introduced a simple Trip Hop beat to bring in the vocals. This project turned out to be a little more emotional than I had anticipated, but I really felt like experimenting with the mood and recorded whatever was in my head. Fair warning – I scream into the mic for added effect. The Apple Pro Lessons provided a great walkthrough that showed me how to use the loop presets as well as adding effects to each track, I highly recommend going back to it. This is my first time using Logic Pro, so I’m kind of excited that I now have an excuse to rap and sing this semester.