Tutor profile: James C.
What is the process to produce a piece of music?
Using Ableton live, there a multitude of steps to create a finished piece of music. These steps however can be broken down and systematized to make being creative as fun and intuitive as possible while delivering a professional product. The core principles in music production are as follows, identify the tools you wish to use, this can include drum samples as well as synthesizers or instruments. Create a foundation with a beat or musical phrase to build off of. Create a chord progression and tweak it. Build the song out to fill the harmonic spectrum. Use necessary audio plugins to enhance and mix elements. Group frequency range elements together for easier manipulation. Master with Ozone to finalize the piece.
Subject: World History
How has the Chinese economy changed since the economic reforms of 1978?
The economic reforms of 1978 stand as a unique moment in world history as a movement that sparked one of the greatest increases in economic growth and output the globe has ever seen. This paper seeks to focus on the economic reforms as well as the political climate that allowed for this upsurge in development and prosperity in China. Following 1978 the private sector swelled to become 70% of the countries economy with a 40% growth in productivity. The GDP growth rate has gone from 4% prior to the reform to 9.5% until recently. These reforms and growth of the economy have massively increased the quality of life for the Chinese people. The reforms and policy changes went through two wave. The first beginning in 1978, with decollectivization of agriculture, and allowance for foreign investment. The second wave of policy changes were in the 1980’s and 1990’s which allowed for privatization of previously state owned enterprises as well as the lifting of price controls, regulations and distention of state monopolies.
Subject: US History
In what way were the Anti-Federalists important in early American History?
Contemporary American political thought takes for granted the Constitution as a guiding national force and almost unquestionable document. However, there was a time when the Constitution and its core principles were vigorously contested throughout the 13 colonies of early America. As of Spring of 1788, nine of the 13 colonies had made the decision to ratify. New York was one of the final deciders and was particularly consequential in guiding national attitudes as the state was home to the two most prominent members of both the Federalist and Anti-Federalist camps. On Saturday June 21, 1788, Melancton Smith, leading Anti-Federalist writer and delegate, took the debate stage in Poughkeepsie, to face off against Alexander Hamilton, the leading proponent of the constitution. Both parties were coming to the debate table with strong ideological positions and a plethora of published works to found the bedrock of their live debate. Smith, an unassuming man and the clear underdog, confidently took the floor, addressing Hamilton’s opening remarks, illustrating his own sentiments directed against a larger centralized government. He stated that, “the great interests and liberties of the people could only be secured by the state governments,” and that, “the question was not whether the present Confederation be a bad one; but whether the proposed Constitution be a good one.” Smith wanted to ensure that the political elements within the Constitution, “essential to liberty,” were given due consideration, and to sought to fix things he deemed threatening to the people’s interests.
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