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lessons | Clay Collins Music - Part 3

Clay Collins Music

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This is a series of video showing how to take multitrack stems from sites like loop community.com and multitracks.com and migrate them to Mainstage. This can be done with any DAW but Logic and GarageBand are preferred bacause of how they export meta info in stems for Mainstage. These videos show the process using GarageBand because is comes installed on every new Mac. Mainstage is a powerful app you can get in the app store for $29. If you would[…]

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Something that has become very popular in churches is the use of backing tracks or also called “Enhancement” tracks.  Sites like Multitracks.com and LoopCommunity.com provide these multitracks.  Multitracks.com has a wide selection of multitracks and many come from the original studio masters.  A multitrack gives you individual tracks or also called “Stems” for each instrument in the song.  Don’t have a bass player one Sunday, no problem.  Add the bass track to your mix and you are good to go.[…]

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In this video, I will go into depth about musical phrasing and point out the patterns in music that occur again and again. Knowing these principles and following them will greatly enhance your musicality.

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The other day I was thinking about my 14 year old step son Grant. He is a great kid who is very detail oriented. He is a real problem solver and loves to help people. It’s amazing to me how much I identified with him from the first time I met him. He can sometimes have a hard time starting projects, but once he’s rolling there is no stopping him and he is a strong finisher. One day I was[…]

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I studied Classical piano for years and really wouldn’t be the player I am today if it had not been for that grueling period in my life. However, the most impacting experience was a 10 minute session with 57 year black organist in West Texas. My eyes were glued to his fingers and it is the formation of my playing style. I am going share my best tips that I have learned over the years in 10 minute lessons. I[…]