Melodic techno production - few questions about melody and arrangement

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technobuka
KVRer
28 posts since 30 Oct, 2017

Post Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:57 pm

1) How many notes do you use to write the main / hook melody?
2) How long are your main melody sequences usually?
3) How many chords do you usually use on a whole track?
4) What is the best key/scales for club music in your opinion and are there any key/scales to avoid?
5) If I use the scale for example - D minor, can the kick be in the G (G is a note from the D minor scale)?

Kinh
KVRian
1451 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Post Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:47 am

wha-choo-wanna know dat for?

technobuka
KVRer
28 posts since 30 Oct, 2017

Post Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:27 pm

I know - the questions are a bit strange, a bit obvious, but the longer I stay in the genre, the more similarities I notice, so I ask you how you think. For example, most of the arpeggios are on the 1st, 5th and 6th degrees of the scale. Most sequences are 4 bars long. On average, producers use 4 notes in their leads.

I just noticed that when I start using more than 4 notes I get over the melody stacking and everything starts to get too sweet and naive. So I think the key to creating emotional and dark melodies is for example having a fixed note limit.

Kinh
KVRian
1451 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Post Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:53 am

ya dont na na need ta know dat shit

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KnowsAudio
KVRer
5 posts since 25 Aug, 2020

Post Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:32 am

hey man!
iv'e made a tutorial about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzW7U0xhReA

mh4k
KVRer
5 posts since 14 Sep, 2020

Post Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:25 pm

Not sure you can reduce a genre down to a recipe of X notes in Y chords over Z bars.

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