Studying music theory – and damnit Cosmic Gate!

It’s a bit quiet these days as I’m knee-deep in music theory, which both means reading and trying to comprehend stuff, as well as putting these things into practice by making random things to use what I’ve learned (or think I’ve learned ;)). So far it’s going quite well I think and I’m starting to understand more and more.

As mentioned before I’m basically taking this step back and trying to get a better foundation before I jump back into things. I realized that I was pretty much in over my head and too confused by a lot of half-knowns and such. What have previously been my way of learning; jump into things and just figure it out as I went along, seemed to not be the most ideal thing for learning to make music and I think I wasn’t doing myself any favours doing it that way. So now it’s reading books, online resources, getting to basics down and all that jazz.

 

I want to end by giving both my praise as well as my disappointment to Cosmic Gate. Why? Well, they released a different version of their track “Yai”, called “Yai (Here We Go Again)” where they added vocals by JES (which is always a good thing to do!). This track now has this absolutely amazing 2-minute build-up driven by JES’ vocals and phenomenal work with the pluck, pad and so on. When you reach the end of it you’re freaking ready to just completely explode in a cloud of euphoria… But… The track just basically collapses on itself. There’s no release. It’s just… Disappointment… 😦 Such a missed opportunity, because that build-up is truly amazing.
Check the video below – it jumps in basically where the build-up starts and then you can hear for yourself.

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