Basic Chords and Melody Creation in Trance Music
This Trance music production tutorial video is a nice one for anyone looking to get a better understanding of chords, melodies and putting them to use in the studio to create professional quality songs.
Never went to band camp? No problem. The concepts are simple enough, it’s what you do with them that really counts!
Not knowing basic music theory is not something that really stands in the way of a lot of the more recent additions to the music production world. That being said, it should be a goal for anyone making music to have a true working knowledge of their craft. Not every genre that is popular right now demands it, and some have probably even evolved faster because of the lack of this old knowledge. Getting a good grasp on chords and melodies can go a really long way in genres like Trance music though. This video does a good job of comparing majors and minors and how they are used to create a Trance melody.
In the end, an entire song is created. There is obviously a lot of comfort, knowledge and experience involved in this level os song production though, as it only takes him about 14 minutes to do! There are many, many things in this video that someone just starting out with producing Trance music can learn from. There are also several things shown that an experienced person can glean some insights from.
Starting with simple pads, he then moves into plucks and arpeggiation to begin to give the foundation of a Trance song. Adding some bass elements and a basic drum beat, the song begins to take shape pretty quickly. A few quick effects and a little automation go a long way in the early stages of the arrangement. So many of the things shown in this video are focused on the workflow within FL Studio, but rest assured that you can accomplish all the same things in any DAW. And for those of you usiing Logic Pro, you can create arpeggiations without the use of a 3rd party plugin, it just needs to be set up in an Environment before it can be applied.
So many things are covered in such a short period of time, we could go on for quite a while here. but all posts must come to an end. So we will end thins one here, knowing that the song made during this tutorial go well beyond the expectations of those who came looking to learn about Trance chords and melodies. If you have a tutorial of your own that you would like to share with the CreatingTrance.com community, send us a message and let us know! We are always happy to help our fans get their sounds ideas heard by a larger audience. Thanks for stopping by!