Sirius

Below is the lesson for ‘Sirius’ by The Alan Parsons Project.

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This arrangement makes use of a loop pedal to recreate the instruments used on the record. Backing tracks are included for playing the melody and solo if you do not have a loop pedal. The loop pedal that I am using is the ditto looper by TC Electronic. It is a simple looper with a single engage switch that is affordably priced at $100.

This arrangement makes use of 5 loops:

1) Motif – The recurring melody that underlines the tune.
2) Harmony – The chords played over the motif.
3) Rhythm – The backbeat that is tapped onto the ukulele’s body to recreate the drums.
4) Melody – The synth melody.
5) Solo – The guitar solo.

In part 1 of the lesson, we will be covering the first 3 loops. The motif includes the use of a slight delay effect, while the chords have a chorus effect added to them. In part 2 of the lesson, we will be covering the melody and the solo.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson Lesson

Part 2 – For Premium Members

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