Music Learning Log


This is a list of what I learned throughout my experience as a musician. People in parentheses represent those who helped me in some way.

  • September 2011 - Drum variation, melodic variation (Tuberz McGee!)
  • March 2012 - Basic musical decisions, a little with sound selection (Calum)
  • September 2012 - Creativity and risk-taking in arrangement (Gario!)
  • October 2012 - Drum processing and sound selection (Chimpazilla!)
  • November 2012 - Loudness of a song overall (Judges and Rozovian!)
  • December 2012 - Automating frequency bands (no one), and continual desire for better headphones (Flexstyle!)
  • February 2013 - Solo writing and harmonic complexity in chords (Chimpazilla, indirectly)
  • March 2013 - Ear candy, careful instrument balance (Chimpazilla!), glitch effect flow (no one), and reverb amounts (WillRock!)
  • June 2013 - Synthesizer event edits and arp writing (no one), treble mixing (Gario!)
  • July 2013 - Automation for Orchestral (Neifion), effective stereo width and depth (no one)
  • August 2013 - Harmonic complexity in chord progressions (no one), more treble mixing (no one), some bass mixing (Flexstyle, Brandon Strader)
  • September 2013 - More bass mixing (no one), more treble mixing (DusK)
  • October 2013 - Arrangement complexity, more bass mixing, and more treble mixing
  • January-March 2014 - Going with the flow on arrangement, more bass mixing, more treble mixing, and loudness layering
  • March-July 2014 - More treble mixing, partwriting for clarity, EQing to boost best frequencies
  • August-September 2014 - Orchestral arrangement and mixing, partwriting for nice bass
  • October 2014 - Catchy/sensible melodies and establishing a unique sound palette
  • November-December 2014 - Layering for loudness, partwriting for nice bass, mixing more transparently
  • January 2015 - Jazz Fusion drum writing, Jaco-esque bass partwriting, mixing vocals, mixing on a very tight schedule
  • March 2015 - Crazier FM bass synthesis, writing sensible melodic contour, multiband compression
  • April-May 2015 - More FM bass synthesis, more bass mixing, subtle volume balancing, beginning of adjusted workflow
  • June 2015 - Drum & Bass-style FM bass synthesis, adjusted workflow (transferring data from separate project files), more precise EQ (+/- 0.01 dB) for track finalizations
  • July-August 2015 - More Drum & Bass-style FM bass synthesis, out-of-the-key jazz partwriting
  • September-October 2015 - More mixing vocals (and everything around the vocals), album mastering
  • November 2015-January 2016 - Interesting chord progressions, intricate partwriting
  • February-March 2016 - Dense jazz partwriting, writing/mixing on a very tight schedule
  • April-August 2016 - Managing huge project files (with physical memory usage close to the limit)
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