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John Bartmann writes and records an original soundtrack each week, then deconstructs it by sharing the separate musical parts, decisions and stories behind how each complete tune was made.

John Bartmann writes and records an original soundtrack each week, then deconstructs it by sharing the separate musical parts, decisions and stories behind how each complete tune was made.
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South Africa

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John Bartmann writes and records an original soundtrack each week, then deconstructs it by sharing the separate musical parts, decisions and stories behind how each complete tune was made.

Language:

English


Episodes

#010 Tupac Lives

6/26/2019
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This week we deconstruct a soundtrack called Tupac Lives. It’s a sad, dark 90s hip hop piece influenced by Tupac's "Do For Love" and groovy R&B. Its dated urban feel makes it suitable for dark, rainy day and nightlife moments in podcasts and videos. Download and use it license-free in your podcast, audio drama or video https://gum.co/jpfsX. --- FOR THE CREATORS --- Need fresh soundtrack music for your video, podcast or audio drama? Go ahead and grab this track from my searchable library of...

Duration:00:11:45

#009 Balkan Gypsy Party

6/19/2019
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This week we deconstruct a soundtrack called Balkan Gypsy Party. It’s a bouncy, exotic, Eastern European piece influenced by belly dance and Romani music. Its exciting, seductive feel and real live instrumentation (trumpet, clarinet, guitar, double bass) make it suitable for foreign and mysterious-feeling moments in podcasts and videos. Download and use it license-free in your podcast, audio drama or video https://gum.co/VtmYd. --- FOR THE CREATORS --- Need fresh soundtrack music for your...

Duration:00:17:10

#008 Home At Last

6/12/2019
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This week we deconstruct a soundtrack called Home At Last. It’s a warm, solo piano piece influenced by an uncountable number of soft piano works for TV and film. Its gentle, comforting tone and simple instrumentation make it suitable for health-related, medical and safe-feeling moments in podcasts and videos. You can download it at https://gum.co/VtmYd How I Make Music http://howimakemusic.com Hey, I'm John Bartmann. Each week, I write, record and release an original soundtrack on my own...

Duration:00:07:32

#007 Serial Killer

6/4/2019
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This week we deconstruct a soundtrack called Serial Killer. It’s a slow, dreamy solo piano piece influenced by classical music in general. I go into the details of how composers can easily create grand (and other) piano sounds without access to an actual piano itself. My suggested usage for this piece is general calming scenes such as landscape timelapse footage and hold music or even horror and violence. You can download Serial Killer here https://gum.co/gfjj How I Make Music...

Duration:00:10:36

#006 Interstellar Space

5/29/2019
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This week we deconstruct a soundtrack called Interstellar Space. It’s a spacious, gentle, grand and moving orchestral-sounding film music track influenced by Gustav Holst and the Hans Zimmers of our world. It's also my first attempt at a commercial-sounding orchestral piece! It includes strings, horns and synth bass. My Suggested usage is for space, science fiction and inspirational moments. You can download it here https://gum.co/uSASq How I Make Music http://howimakemusic.com Hey, I'm...

Duration:00:10:23

#005 - Gameshow Brazz

5/22/2019
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This week we deconstruct a soundtrack called Gameshow Brazz. It’s an upbeat jazzy house piece influenced by the DJ duo Goldfish, one of Cape Town's success stories. It includes electronic beat, piano, organ and synthesizer. My Suggested usage is for exercise, celebration and team building moments. You can download it here https://gum.co/uSASq How I Make Music http://howimakemusic.com Hey, I'm John Bartmann. Each week, I write, record and release an original soundtrack on my own site...

Duration:00:11:14

#004 African Moon

5/16/2019
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This week on How I Make Music, we deconstruct a soundtrack called African Moon. It’s a fast, dark and vibrant piece heavily influenced by the production style of British band Bonobo. It includes an electronic beat, marimba, djembe drums and shaker. It gets used in a lot of videos by European and American aid organizations based in Africa. My suggested usage is for dance, tribal, travel and nightlife moments. How I Make Music https://howimakemusic.com Hey, I'm John Bartmann. Each week, I...

Duration:00:12:23

#003 Somewhere Nice

5/8/2019
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This week on How I Make Music, we deconstruct a soundtrack called Somewhere Nice. It's a slow, calming and somewhat nostalgic composition somewhat reminiscient of Cafe del Mar. It includes an electronic beat, plucked sounds, skin drums and shaker. My suggested usage is for sentimental moments, sunset moments and travel memories. Need soundtrack music? Go ahead and grab this track from my searchable library of original music at johnbartmann.com/music. SHOW NOTES Cafe del Mar Volume 6 on...

Duration:00:07:57

#002 Iyanetha

5/1/2019
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This week on How I Make Music, we deconstruct a soundtrack called Iyanetha. It means 'it's raining' in the Xhosa language here in South Africa. It's a slow, sad, nostalgic track with marimba, plucked sounds, electronic beat and shakers. My suggested usage is for travel memories, sentimental and rainy day moments. It's also one of the first ever electronic music tracks I wrote, way back in the early 2000s on Reason 3.0! Need soundtrack music? Go ahead and grab this track from my searchable...

Duration:00:08:30

#001 Happy African Village

4/24/2019
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This week on How I Make Music, we deconstruct a soundtrack called Happy African Village. It's an uplifting, happy, upbeat piece with acoustic guitar, skin drums, shaker and hand claps. It's also my #1 track by download, and gets used in loads of videos. My suggested usage for this track is for children, festivity and team building moments. Need soundtrack music? Go ahead and grab this track from my searchable library of original music at johnbartmann.com/music.

Duration:00:09:24