I have just started helping out a friend with his sons’ learning skills and academic development. Yesterday, I did my first tutorial with Z. We wired up his M-Audio Axiom keyboard and an Audio Interface and loaded the bundled copy of Ableton Live Lite 6. I got him to record some MIDI drum loops and we added a bassline and synth part.

Our next plan is for him to find an image he likes online and then compose a short piece of music to represent it, as though he were completing a professional commission in adverstising, games design or whatever.

Looking forward to seeing what he comes up with for the next session, when we’ll focus on recording audio in Live.