Reason 9 | 10 “Players” Tutorial: Rhythmic Piano Chords – Play “I Follow Rivers” with 4 notes!

Reason 9 | 10 “Players” Tutorial: Rhythmic Piano Chords – Play “I Follow Rivers” with 4 notes!


Hi this is Trevor, today we’re going to
play. I Follow Rivers from Lykke Li
We’re not going to play whole song but this fancy piano part. For producing this piano part;
We’re going to use 4 notes and 4 bars 3 new Reason 9 player devices; Dual Arpeggio,
Note Echo, Scales & Chords and a piano sound. Let’s create again from scratch;
I delete this. I just keep this reference track for demo,
but it’s not necessary for the process. I create new instrument which is piano,
I’m adding 1 bar and 1 note which is F and looping this area. And . . .
It’s doing nothing special yet. Then while the piano is selected;
I add Dual Arpeggio from Players menu, I reset the device
set the rhythm of the piano on the pattern and activate the steps. Let’s check the rhythm… OK, Piano rhythm is correct but it doesn’t
sound like a piano chord that we hear in the original music. To create a chord from one note we’ll use
Note Echo I reset the device,
Pitch step is 1, Repeat 12 times; means one full octave,
Step length is 0, I just keep some notes selected 4th, 7th and
octave which makes a major chord. Yeah, it sounds like a chord, piano chord. Next step is basically;
Coping first bar and pasting 3 times and modifying notes as F, G, A, and C
Because song chords are F major, G major, A minor and C major. I change the loop pointers and play again. Oh! 3rd chord is sounding wrong, this is expected;
We’ll fix it with Reason 9’s new device Scales & Chords By the way I join these clips and I add 3rd
device on piano; Scale and chords I set the song’s key to A minor. I experiment other setting to find closest
sound to the original. That’s good;
Now, I’m going to multiply this clip till the end of the song. And while it’s playing I’m going beautify
the piano sound which is very dry for the moment.

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