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About The New Beatmaker

Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast  Influenced  as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space! I have been a lover of music for as long as I can remember, an amateur lyricist for 25 years, a music writer for 15 years and a hobbyist musician and blogger for almost 10 years. My tastes range from jazz to house to hip hop and I love helping artists from all genres develop their sound. My music, videos, reviews and interviews have been featured in a variety of magazines and websites, including: B-Boy Tech Report Gimme That Beat Humanhuman Audio Skills Dream House Beats Where Did the Road Go Beat Tape Co-Op Push Power Promo Drum Magazine You can find my music on Bandcamp: Monkey Mind Sounds AKA LeeTNB And you can find me on Facebook: The New Beatmaker page Lee's personal page

Point Blank Guide to Arrangement and Structure

HOW TO: Ski Oakenfull applies techniques from three popular tracks to help students structure their music

One of the most difficult things for the new musician / beatmaker to master is the arrangement or structure of a track.



This episode of Point Blank Music School's Electronic Music Course series sees tutor Ski Oakenfull use three popular tracks (including a The New Beatmaker all-time favourite) to demonstrate how songs are often structured.  He then shares his edits of several Point Blank student's work and shows how applying the techniques employed in the three well-known examples gives the student's tracks more structure and 'oomph'.

Whilst the examples used are all from the dancier end of the music spectrum, these techniques can be applied on any contemporary popular music. Whatever style of music you create, check out this video, apply the techniques discussed, do a before-and-after comparison of your track, and let me know what you think.

Point Blank is based in London, the home of electronic music.  The School has been voted 'Best Music Production and DJ School' by DJ Mag. You can learn Ableton Live or Logic Pro via their online courses or in their state-of-the-art studios in Hoxton, East London.

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