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How to find Chords for any Melody

Ableton Melody Music Theory Tips 'n Tricks Writing Music

  Sometimes you simply have a melody on your mind and your trying to figure out what chords to play along with it. Now this tutorial offers a simple approach taken from our MELODY Course, showing you how to do that: Finding chords for your melody, steps to follow: Try to transpose the melody to a scale you know well. Try to find your bass notes first. Start with the root note (of the scale). Many progressions start or end with the root note (tonic). After finding a fitting bass progression, build chords on it. A basic chord is built from the...

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Chords, Voicing and Writing Session #5 - Uplifting Summer House in C#-Minor

Chord Progressions Chords Music Theory Writing Music

  In this tutorial, Francois is writing and voicing uplifting Summer House chords in the C#-Minor scale shooting trying to achieve a optimistic and stable sounding chord progression in the style of EDX, Nora En Pure, Dinka, Armas, etc. Listen in! Feel free to take a look at our MIDI packs:   MIDI Pack   Learn more about our Harmony and Chords: Course: Harmony & Chord Progressions        Keywords: EDM, Progressive House Chords, EDX Chords, Nora En Pure Chords, Dinka Chords, style track with ableton live, drums with ableton live, remix ableton project file, edit, starting with ableton live, starting out with ableton live....

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Chords and Melody Writing Session #4 - Progressive House / EDM in D-Minor

Ableton Live Chord Progressions Chords EDM Future Bass Music Theory Writing Music

  In this tutorial, Francois is writing chords in the F-Minor scale shooting trying to achieve a rather dramatic and full sounding chord progression on an 8-voices and detuned saw lead sound. Listen in! Feel free to take a look at our MIDI packs:   MIDI Pack   Learn more about our Harmony and Chords: Course: Harmony & Chord Progressions        Keywords: EDM, Progressive House Chords, Future Bass Chords, Martin Garrix Chords, Avicii Chords, style track with ableton live, drums with ableton live, remix ableton project file, edit, starting with ableton live, starting out with ableton live.

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Chords and Melody Writing Session #3 - Hirajoshi Scale (Boiler, David August Style)

Ableton Live Chord Progressions Chords Music Theory Writing Music

  In this tutorial, Francois is writing chords and melodies using one of the nicest scales out there, the "Hirajoshi" scale. Although the scale first seems to be a little reduced, it offers endless jamming possibilities and an amazing atmosphere full of tension. But listen yourself! Feel free to take a look at our MIDI packs:   MIDI Pack   Learn more about our Harmony and Chords: Course: Harmony & Chord Progressions        Keywords: Boiler Room Style, David August, Francois Rengere, Nicolas Jaar, Berlin Techno Melody, Berlin Techno Chords, style track with ableton live, drums with ableton live, remix ableton project file,...

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Chords and Melody Writing Session #2 - Melodic Deep / Techno with Moog Bass (E-Minor)

Ableton Live Chord Progressions Chords Deep House Music Theory Writing Music

  In this tutorial, Francois is writing some moody chords and melodies on one of our Melodic Deep / Techno Ableton Projects. Sticking to E-Minor, he's trying to achieve a dramatic moody but also slightly uplifting and dreamy harmonic pattern. Feel free to take a look at our MIDI packs:   MIDI Pack   Ableton Template used: Deep Melodics - Ableton Template    Learn more about our Harmony and Chords: Course: Harmony & Chord Progressions        Keywords: Stephan Bodzin Type Melody, Berlin Techno Melody, Berlin Techno Chords, style track with ableton live, drums with ableton live, remix ableton project file, edit, starting...

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