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Musicians Institute presents: Sampling Across Genres

Much of today's popular music uses sampling technology from a variety of musical genres. Classic early examples include: The Winstons, Queen, David Bowie and the Mellotron. Fast forward to 2011 and students will be introduced to current artists who are modern pioneers in sampling technology, including Kanye West, Daft Punk and Dr. Dre. Students will be shown how music from the 1960's and 70's from and audio recording can be imported into Logic software, edited, synced and then used in a brand new song. During the workshops students will be invited to the stage to Beat Box or sing into the computer. The recorded student performance is then sliced and looped into a rhythm track, custom drum kit or melodic sampler instrument playable from a MIDI keyboard.