This book "Becoming a One Person Band" gives advice and
tips on how to help a person to go from being a keyboard
player (or perhaps other musician) to becoming a one
person band of 4 or even as many as 16 instruments. This
approach does require a home recording studio and some
information is provided in this book on possible
approaches. However, there are of course many ways to do
a home recording studio, and so this book concentrates
more on technique and how perhaps to determine what
notes or chords to play.
What do you need? A recording studio of
course. But also a desire to become your own one person band as a hobby
or even more than a hobby. And while a musician who only plays guitar or
non keyboards may go a distance into becoming your own band, keyboard
background would be even more helpful. What kind of keyboard background
would a person need? If a person has experience with piano, organ or
accordion or simply a modern day keyboard or keyboard controller and has
one already, that would be a great start. Why the emphasis on keyboards?
Modern day midi systems or DAW (Digital Audio Workstations) often take
their inputs from keyboards and with that can create many sounds and
also sound effects. Yes, much can be done with guitars and perhaps just
writing notes in for other parts, but keyboard experience is a great
What talent is needed? It would be hard for me to define
that. I never felt that I was anything special and yet I have
accomplished a number of one person band songs with as many as 15 parts,
and also enjoyed doing it. Of course if you have something of a music
and band background and also some music theory background it is of
course a big help. I do wish you the very best in your music endeavor,
and hope that this book is at least a little helpful to you and your
dreams or hobby.
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