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CLIP 5223

An approach to writing pop music

An approach to writing pop music
Key Info
  • An approach to writing pop music
  • Duration: 03:26
  • Nu-classic British soul singer Omar describes how his lyrics are inspired by the music. A melodic idea arises out of a harmonic vamp. Other instrumental layers are gradually added to bring 'more flavour' to the music. He demonstrates how an 8 track recorder is used for mixing and arranging a demo version.
  • Subject:



    Pop Music

  • Keywords: texture, timbre, layers, composition, recording
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in understanding composing, multitrack recording and arranging.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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