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Tracker 101 for senior citizen.
« on: May 13, 2018, 12:21:52 »

Hi,

I am completely new to trackers and to MilkyTracker. A tracker to me, is for creating music, regardless of what kind. I am not into chip tunes or electronica, although some of what I have listened to in the past few days, is quite interesting, and wouldn't mind trying my hand at it, and will definitely add it to the genres of music that I listen to. Any help in the form of links, books, YouTube videos, etc. would be appreciated, particularly in connection with creating sounds / instruments (they all sound more or less the same to me, whether I want bass, guitar or keyboard), and developing pattern strategies (do you start with a rhythm, instrument, jingle / melody???)

I have an eclectic musical taste. I played saxophone from the age of nine to thirteen and have started playing again a couple of years ago, but want to learn more about music (chords, harmonies, rhythms, patterns, etc.) and computer based music seems like a good place to start. In my early teens, I listened to Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Mike Oldfield, etc. as well as country, country rock, reggae, and much more.

Perhaps why trackers appeal to me so much, is that despite different tuning systems, the logic of creating music with a tracker reminds me a lot of gamelan, which has inspired both classical composers such as Claude Debussy and electronic music.
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