Tidal club membership – weeks 5 to 8

Join the “Learning TidalCycles” course. See ‘product description’ for pay-as-you-feel guidelines.

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Join the second four week cycle of “Learning TidalCycles”, a course lead by Tidal’s creator, Alex McLean. It first started 18th May 2020, but it’s based on video tutorials and worksheets, and you can join any time, have your questions answered, and so on.

Pay as you feel, but please do pay if you can. Guidelines:
£0 – for those who wouldn’t be able to participate otherwise (underemployed, difficult exchange rate etc)
£12 (£3 per week) – standard
£24 (£6 per week) – those with extra cash to spare
£40+ (£10 per week) – those with institutional backing

The course structure will look something like this (subject to change):

  • Week 5 – Tonality
    • Melodies and chords
    • Arpeggios
    • Controlling supercollider synths
  • Week 6 – More tonality
    • Canons
    • Controlling MIDI
    • Controlling visuals and other things with OSC
  • Week 7 – music production
    • Review of effects
    • Longer form composition with “ur” – patterns of patterns
    • Sending sound to a DAW (digital audio workstation)
    • Working with ‘snippets’
    • Live streaming
  • Week 8 – Deeper into functions
    • Manipulating time
    • Combining functions
    • Making shorthands

Money covers time preparing worksheets and videos, answering questions etc, as well as supporting development of the TidalCycles software itself. Thanks!