[Techno music] Hey, it’s Andrew Huang! *high five* Today I want to show you 3 ways I’ve come up with To get instant inspiration for your music using candy Whether you’re just looking for a fun starting point Or if you’ve got a song in the works that you’re not sure where to take it next I guarantee you can do this And get some really great and unexpected ideas This video is sponsored by SweeTarts mini chewies S o a huge thanks to them for supporting my weird music experiment You can visit them at sweetartscandy.ca Without further ado, let me show you these three music hacks Or as I like to call them, Music -snacks-! [contradictory Andrew] Please don’t call them that. (airhorn) The SweeTarts mini chewy candies come in 5 different colors Which is very handy, because there’s a really nice sounding scale Called the major pentatonic scale that only has five notes Maybe you can see where I’m going with this already. Just to keep things easy I’m gonna choose C-Major pentatonic, which has these notes: And I’ve assigned each one to one of the SweetTarts mini chewy colors So now the fun part: Grab some candies, Put them in a row, and follow your TART. ***ULTIMATE CHEESY SMILE*** (pitter patter) Just line these up… So we’ve got a string of notes here Let’s see what they sound like *playing* So we’ve got the order of the notes, I’m just gonna play around with this now See if it inspires anything rythmically And I played all the notes in the same octave, But we can also experiment with moving some of them to different registers *playing around* Allright, I’ve got something I kinda like, check this out: (happy upbeat melody) That’s got a nice melodic arch to it! I was actually kinda hoping there would be some notes in there I didn’t like Because then I could eat them I know hearing just a piano and a metronome doesn’t sound like much So let’s produce a quick track with this melody and hear it at it’s full potential. (upbeat techno track) So starting with a melody is great but you can also start with a Chord progression so taking our same 5 Colours I’m gonna assign these to the Most common chords used in pop song writing And we’ll use C major so we’ve got C major, D minor F major, G major and A minor And I’m gonna randomly draw 4 candies Shakey shakey shakey! Ok 1 2 3 4 And….. We got red, green, red, red It feels like reggae-ish (high scatting) Maybe we should draw another four and expand on this progression? *rattling packet* Ok, uhh Yellow Orange, Yellow Purple? Coming from our previous thing *playing and singing* I mean, this is the start of a pretty nice song! So there are a couple of examples of the chord candy method Just shake up your chord progression game This is actually pretty fun, I wanna do it more often But I’ve got one more thing I wanna show you, this one’s a little more involved On to, Snack #3 So here we’re gonna generate an interesting electronic loop. I’ve drawn some lines to divide this page into 16 different sections And we’re just gonna grab a bunch of SweeTarts mini chewy candy and scatter it onto the page To make this a little bit easier to decipher I’m gonna line up all the ones that landed in the same sections And now we have a little map for our loop Using the same colour coding as before, The candy will tell me which notes to use And each of these sections will represent each of our consecutive beats So I’ve entered these exact notes and beats into my music software And here’s what they sound like *happy tune* And again, this material will be more interesting if we produce it with more exciting sounds *dope dance beat* So thanks for watching and thanks again to SweeTarts for sponsoring [this video] You can visit them at sweetartscandy.ca I’ll see you next time *dance beat continues over final b-roll shot*