At 10/1/12 01:22 PM, Lachi wrote:
I know music theory: chords, major and minor scales, dominant and tonic relationship, etc.
I don't think those help much.
It's matter on what will you produce and why it affects your audiences, not how to do music the 'right' way (ye, pro-theorists, there is no 'a' right way to make thing, bite it).
In this type of music, the tempo is usually around 140.
140 is an over-hyped tempo. I can say "good shits" 'usually around' 35, 70 or 280, too. It doesn't matter! Choose your own tempos that you feel right in your own way.
The melodies are very powerful, even if you listen them alone. And when you hear the first two notes of the song: ring!, you just remember the song easily. I've even got some MIDIs floating around.
The moment you are into something, you tend to remember and you start to learn from it. It's normal. However different people have different opinions. You are welcome to flame on me (dare to do that) because I find it's fucking boring. But!...
Like I said, if you are into something, that much, learn it. Try to re-construct the original melody, while critically analyze it.
# Architecture - how does it work, what time signature, what instruments, what is the climax
# Core - why does it work this way, what happen if I switch/change this/that, will it still work the same, what different result(s) will it give
# Shell - why did the original composer choose this, why does he/she decide it in this part of the song
TL;DR: catchy and powerful melodies in dance hands up trance style, any hints?
I compose music (no matter what) based on emotional and environmental motivations ATM. In fact on the fly composition gives me stronger and efficiency results than planned goals. Most importantly, do whatever you feel is right and good melodies will come easily as a swallowing puddings!