Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers
Ableton publishes Making Music book 19/03/15
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Ableton has released a new book entitled Making Music - 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers. This is what a spokesperson told us, "We've all been there: opening a new Live Set, pondering the blank slate of an empty Session View window, wondering how to begin. Or, not knowing how to get from that first spark of inspiration to a finished piece of music. The fact is, despite all the music tools and technology at our disposal nowadays, making music remains as difficult as ever. Why this is, and what you can do about it is the subject of a new book entitled Making Music - 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers.
While the author, Dennis DeSantis, is Ableton's Head of Documentation, the book is not an expanded Live user's manual. Instead, as the title implies, it's meant to help you actually make music – with concrete tips for solving musical problems, making progress, and (most importantly) finishing what you start – regardless of the software or hardware you use.
Making Music is divided into three sections, the first of which deals with problems (and solutions) at the beginning stages of the music-making process. And since even seasoned musicians also must periodically stare into the void of an empty new project, we've asked some of our favorite artists to share the strategies they use for starting a new piece of music. Check them out at the dedicated Making Music site where you can read complete and unabridged chapters from each of the book's three parts."