Manifesto by The City Harmonic

Manifesto by The City Harmonic

Video Manifesto by The City Harmonic

From the 2013 JUNO-Award Winning Album "I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)"

Love this song! It's simple and to the point. Keeping this on repeat.

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How to Make Beats Wrapping the Samples in Sample Flip Beats Remixes

When I make Moody Instrumental Music, sometimes I "sample" or use parts from an existing song or musical piece. My goal in sampling is to take parts from a piece that I love and build a completely different musical piece that leaves the listener saying, "WOW, you got that result from those sampled pieces?!"

The way I do this is by "wrapping" (not rapping) the sample with my own instrumentation. I create different musical patterns with the sampled pieces (called "flipping the sample"). While I flip the samples, I can hear (in my head) all of the instrumentation that I want to wrap the sample pieces in. When i finish the sample flip patterns, I go back and create the instrumentation that I heard (in my head).

In this video, watch how I make a sample flip beat and instrumental music using Propellerhead's Reason software, the Akai MPD32 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard. This video takes you into my thought process about sampling, "chopping and flipping" samples, and I give you tips on how to make music.

This video catches me on one of my "happier" days, in which my overall "moody-ness" level was low. Plus, I had just finished downing a can of Mountain Dew. So, I'm a bit more animated in this video.

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Live Through The Loss

When I started losing my eyesight in 2014, I didn't talk about it. I didn't tell family members, I just kept it to myself.

I struggled through the grief process and found out difficult to sort my emotions. In fact, it was more difficult for me to deal with my emotions than it was to adapt to the loss of my eyesight.