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structuring a track.
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seanO2109



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: structuring a track.
Subject description: how does everyone build their tracks.
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yo

iv been making trance/electro/house styles of music for about 2 years now. i have no troubles getting the sounds i want most of the time. however when it comes to structuring a track iv been getting abit stuck latly. i usally start with the drums/bass and maby a hook but normally end up getting stuck once i have an idea down. what are some good ways to build and structure an electro house track from scratch without getting stuck?
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nobody



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

welcome Sean!

We all get stuck now and then, and we all have different ways of dealing with it. Sometimes it helps to leave the project alone for a while - completely forget about it and come back with a fresh head. Sometimes it helps to turn on instruments and just start playing around with no intention of creating something specific. You could even hit "record" and listen back later for ideas when you do that. You could also start remixing what you already have, and sometimes ideas spring from that.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

check this out, could prove to be helpful for you

http://www.tarekith.com/assets/arranging.html
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey Sean try this site, I hope it gives you some help dude.

http://www.tranceproduction.com/gettingstarted/trancestructure.html

My advice is, just be experimental with your arrangement - basically I follow my own arranging guide rather than a forumla that is already out there. This is in my effort to be experimental and keep my music fresh and different.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

if nothing else helps try structuring using the 'golden ratio'

it may seem like a crazy answer but trust me it works Smile

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

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suitcase



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

My advice, just copy the arangment from another track you like. If your sound is different, no1 will notice, and it will work.

And, verry important; Dj a lot, it help making your tracks more dancable and better in arrangement.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

suitcase wrote:
My advice, just copy the arangment from another track you like. If your sound is different, no1 will notice, and it will work.



As long as it's not the happy birthday song.
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suitcase



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

yeh very good tip there, same for christmas song:P
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You mean the one that goes *Deck the halls with balls of wankers, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la fart!*?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

im in the wrong forum
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