One Music Maker Jam Style Pack (Rock Pop Vol. 2 is not free but does not cost a lot of Beatcoins).
One guitar (Camper C guitar from Rock Pop Vol. 2 style pack)
3 chords (G, a and C in the key of C major/A minor) for chord changes and chord progressions
The same chord progression repeated over and over for 4 minutes.
How to cover a song on Music Maker Jam
Example: What's up by the 4 Non Blondes
How to find a doable song
A song is doable if it only uses chords or notes that Music Maker Jam (MMJ) has in its repertoire
Most MMJ packs have the following chords (C major, d minor, e minor, F major, G major, a minor and A# major aka Bb major)
Use the website guitarplayerbox.com to find a list of songs that only use these 7 chords
Or if you use another pack with different chords, check different boxes and get songs that match those chords.
Chords are what guitar players change when they change their finger position on the fret.
If the guitar player or the entire band plays the wrong chords, the song will (in most cases) sound off and not like a cover.
Unless they really know what they are doing (variations from the original are of course allowed)
If you pick the wrong harmonies and chords, your cover will very likely sound off.
Even if you pick good instruments.
These seven chords are the MMJ standards (some packs very and have chords form different keys like C minor, G#, D#, Eb, Ab, etc.)
Important: An "m" here means lower case in MMJ.
Am means a in MMJ. Dm means d in MMJ. Em means e in MMJ. You get the ide: Chords can be written down differently
How many songs can you possibly cover with only seven chords.
Turns out: Guitar Player Box knows 441 of them!
Let's pick "What's Up" by the 4 Non Blondes
Remember these chords or harmonies. The chord changes are always the same. The chord progression does not change throughout the entire song.
Punch them into MMJ Music Maker Jam
GGGG GGGG aaaa aaaa CCCC CCCC GGGG GGGG
As we know from Guitar Player Box.com
These chords repeat over and over. Easy chord changes.
We punch them into MMJ once...
And copy that secotor over and over (excuse my sloppy labeling of the sectors)
Still GGGG GGGG aaaa aaaa CCCC CCCC GGGG GGGG
With this song and chord structure in place, ...
... we can do what most of us like to do best on Music Maker Jam.
Go wild on the instruments.
Find different loops from other style packs
Introducing strings and an electric guitar here
Music Maker Jam has excellent guitar and loops
Making the electric guitar louder by changing the volume of its track
You could even change the genre at this point
Drum & Bass, Trance, Metal, Rock, Pop, Dance
Swing, Bossa Nova, Flamenco, Reggae, Movie Score,
Dubstep, 80s pop, Eurodance, Funk, Hip Hop, RnB
Strings, guitars, Brass, Bass, Drums - you can change everything here.
Even the Music Maker Jam FX
Thanks to your chord structure ...
... almost anything you do with the loops ...
... will still sound like "What's up" by the 4 Non Blondes.
Record your vocals in MMJ as a voice recording with a microphone.
Or further process the jam you created in MMJ in your favorite app or DAW
Examples would be Bandlab, Audacity, Audio Evolution, Garage Band, FL Studio, Fruity Loops and many more.
These DAWs work great with Music Maker Jam tracks
Thanks Mrs. C for the voice and your friendship
Thanks 8ch42 for the encouragement during the arrangement of this song.
Thanks theravenwatches for finding Guitar Player Box.
Thanks Iki Pearl for the inspiration.
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