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Hal Leonard publishes Ableton Grooves

Programming Basic & Advanced Grooves with Ableton Live

By PSW Staff November 21, 2013

The new book features programming basic and advanced grooves with Ableton Live.

Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, is now shipping Ableton Grooves by Josh Bess.

Ableton Grooves empowers you to create realistic-sounding drum grooves using Ableton Live and the Ableton Grooves Drum Racks – specifically created for this book by certified Ableton Live trainer Josh Bess. Each groove is written using MIDI Maps, an original and powerful programming concept introduced for the first time in this book. With MIDI Maps and the MIDI Note Editor, the user learns not only how to read the exercises, but also how to use them to develop your own creative and musical grooves.

Bess presents musical notation alongside the MIDI Maps so that the reader can understand both the technological and musical sides of what he is learning and creating.

Ableton Grooves and the accompanying DVD-ROM teach much more than how to map out beats and grooves: together they demonstrate concepts that become stepping-stones to a new way of thinking and creating while introducing diverse groove styles.

Tips and hints throughout the book reveal several ways for creating something new. This book demonstrates how to program a wide range of groove styles, while presenting several techniques that add important musical feel and emotion. Included are over 80 standard and diverse Dance, Rock, Metal, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Latin, and hybrid drum set grooves.

Author Josh Bess is a percussionist, electronic performing artist, and Ableton Certified Trainer. Performing with multiple artists and employing a wide variety of styles, he is experienced in Jazz, Funk, Latin, Pop, Rock, and more. In addition to performing, Bess developed an interest in music production and went on to earn his college degree in audio engineering and jazz commercial performance. He has fused his knowledge and his ear for audio production with his percussive background to develop an efficient and creative electronic workflow – a combination that he regularly puts to work in his compositions and live performances. Bess lives in New York City.

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