Why can’t I see past this
How did I get here?
I thought I was no more
This has to end some time
Where did you run to when
They surrounded you?
They’re all around me now
Dryads in my mind space
That’s what they told me
Is this what people do?
When will this all end?
This is where I go
This song is called Dryads and is a song I have been working on for a little while. I wrote the guitar part a couple of months ago and for this project I decided to make a song out of it. I just used MIDI instruments for this draft but I plan on recording the guitar and bass for the final.
This song was challenging mostly due to the parameters of having to primarily use loops. Once I came up with some cool ideas with loops, I realized I didn’t have much of a song rather a lot of musical ideas crammed together. I then moved things around and cut out some parts to make things flow better.
The most challenging part about this project were the vocals. I’m not very good at singing, so I had to do a good bit of pitch correction and editing to make them sound somewhat decent.
The readings helped me use Logic more efficiently. I already knew how to do a majority of the things that the readings explained, but having picked up a couple tips and tricks from the readings made the whole process go smoother.
Taking a new step into unknown
Hiding from my past and from my home
I now know why I’m so far from you
This is my only time to move on
I’ve come so far from my lonely past
Every day I see reasons to live
Now I’m my true self for the first time
Take in each breath and smell every flower
I have used Logic before with MIDI instruments, but I haven’t used loops in this way. It was interesting to see how creative I was able to be given the restraints of loops. I used the concept of cutting out portions of certain loops that was explained in the Logic lesson. I did this by chopping off the beginning of the piano phrase heard throughout the song to make the phrase flow better.