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Positive Aspects of Electronics in Music

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Fortunately, the creation of electronic music has also had a positive outlook on the industry. It helped to pave the way for a new form of music not known to generations before. In the past most bands were comprised of a guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Everyone thought that was all they needed to produce the music they loved. But in the 1980s, a new instrument started to take center stage. It was the keyboard. This was an electric piano that was capable of generating different sounds just by flipping a switch. You can have the basic piano sound if you liked, but by changing the settings you can have the same tones played in a more dynamic manner.

One of the first benefits of this device was the fact that you could hold notes for long periods of time that would seem to drone on as the song continued to play. Some songs which is comprised of shifting the hands to different keys to change the sound of this background tone. On the opposite spectrum, you could also play the keys really quickly to create a space age backdrop to any tune.

As models became more advanced, the range of functions changed dramatically. First of all the number of sounds you could create multiplied greatly. To the point where a user would never have an opportunity to play every setting that the unit came with. Also there were new functions to change the tone of the key while the key was still playing. A distortion if you will. The sounds became ultramodern ranging from outer space scenarios to keep, dark brooding tones.

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Later still, drum machines were added to the programmable function of the dashboard. A songwriter could have drums play in the background of his own and have them programmed to change at various intervals. So when the song was finished recording, it would sound as if an entire band was playing right then and there. This bond newer forms of music known as new-wave, industrial, and techno. These styles were heavily based on the use of keyboards in the writing.

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Next was sampling, where bits and pieces of sounds ranging from newscasts to police sirens were blended into the song to create various effects. Many times spoken words that reflected the theme of the song were added to accentuate the underlying message. This help create a stronger meaning of the song that the listener could relate to.

There are still those old-school musicians who prefer real instruments in lieu of modern equipment. One such musician who teaches beginning drum lessons , disapproves of creating music from machines, but welcomes the innovation when it comes to mixing songs upon completion. He realized that the fine tuning of the song through mixing equipment was crucial to bring the purest sound to the listener. It kind of seems tough these days to be in the music business and not embrace electronics in some form or fashion.