I like to be bass heavy or dubstep kinda producer. Do you think Learning this gonna help me? because there is not many serious melody i think
I believe it will help. Another academy student, Sam Willis, could back me up here so I’ll try to get him to give his thoughts. On a musical-theoretical level, dubstep and other electronic genres tend to be relatively simple – few chords, simple form, repetative. None of this is bad. Much of the skill is focused on other elements, such as mixing capabilities or interesting timbres and synth sounds.
But I believe learning the fundamentals of classical composition can give you new perspectives on any genre.
Here is an example of a cue I wrote for a short film, which is much more electronic based. Sam actually pointed out some mix issues, such as not side chaining the bass drum, but overall, I used many of the same thought processes composing this as I would any other piece of music.
have had a quick listen to the track you link to, and it’s definitely very simplistic on the melodic side to my ears.. get into the habit of thinking about and identifying the formal units within the tracks, in this case, there’s two main sections, the intro / breakdown, and the main section with the bass, with various additive layers of percussion / fills to keep things interesting.. If this is the kind of music that you want to make, I’d suggest really spending the time on 101 rather than rushing through to 201, as all that you need pretty much is in 101 – what will be most helpful is also studying other tracks you like and working out the template, which you can then use to limit your options and give yourself a structure.
Great Jon. thanks i learning 101 and once i master 101. i will move on to 201.
Hi Sam- here is an example song that i would emulate for now
hey guys, just read this – I would definitely agree that it’s worth your while learning this stuff Munkherdene – a crucial thing to understand is the kind of electronic music you want to make – some tracks tend to work with proper chord progressions, and can use some quite sophisticated harmony, with interesting bass notes under chords, like say an F in the bass, over a G chord, to create interesting tensions – these tend to be on the jazzier side of things – whereas some more ‘underground’ styles can be much more static and stay on the tonic harmony, maybe even a diminished chord for the whole piece.. do you have any examples of music that you’re trying to emulate / that inspires you? that will help us all to guide / advise you on what you might want to consider..