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    Always random for me, but i do tend to like to make most of my music in minor modes or at least for the verses

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    I usually use F for trap beats because the 808 sounds real good for the 6th chord... which is the most use chord in trap.. dark rap music. I like B natural for RNB cause I can find melodies real easy in that key cause its best for my range. Pop C major or even A.

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    Just my 2 cents here but..... the thing i would take away from this thread that you built which has lots of people talking so job well done on that. The three genres that you posted wanting scales for is a great question but you really need to look at what makes a pop / R&B / hip hop track.

    -what elements and tempo's are used to create the feeling that makes you say this track is a.... (insert genre here)?

    -what instruments are most commonly used?

    -how are the instruments played? (not the scale but.... how fast is it being played, is it long and drawn out or short and in bursts)

    -lastly what are the drums doing?

    the scale question is good as it opens your eyes to what others are playing and doing but gotta remember if im playing the instruments used in "step in the name of love"- R. Kelly and have the drums from waka's "Hard in the Paint" its not really gonna work IMO.

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    I make the song in whatever scale. And transpond the song to the scale that fits the singer(s). Love to make it in F# though since the sound of that scale is so special in my ears.

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    So you're trying to do what everyone else does ? I don't see the sense in doing this. Standing out from other producers is exactly doing the opposite of what others do and making it sound good of course. Originality and craziness are 2 separate things. Peace out brother ! check out my beatmaking video tutorial blog w w w . carlitosbeats . c o m peace out !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitosbeats View Post
    So you're trying to do what everyone else does ? I don't see the sense in doing this. Standing out from other producers is exactly doing the opposite of what others do and making it sound good of course. Originality and craziness are 2 separate things. Peace out brother ! check out my beatmaking video tutorial blog w w w . carlitosbeats . c o m peace out !!!
    80% of top 100 is made on the same 4 chord progressions. Doing the opposite? Best of luck

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    Try using many scales. You will come up with some nice ideas on certain scales, and on other scales you may find some problem making anything out of it. I am used to humming some melodies and verifying what scale is that and start from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joonique View Post
    Try using many scales. You will come up with some nice ideas on certain scales, and on other scales you may find some problem making anything out of it. I am used to humming some melodies and verifying what scale is that and start from there.
    What is your technique when you hum your melodies?
    Do you play different scales while you hum? Or do you just have good ears and can tell ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDOT View Post
    What is your technique when you hum your melodies?
    Do you play different scales while you hum? Or do you just have good ears and can tell ?
    Hey Tdot, I just let my imagination flow and hum some random melody. When I stumble on some good melody that I like I quickly put it to fl studio piano roll, and than look at the notes and see which scale uses those notes. I'm not that good to tell by ear on what scale a specific melody is on, so I need to analyse. It helps greatly if you have all the scales with its chords written on the paper!
    Oh and try humming some known melodies and just improvise on that. Just hum the exact melody of eg. timbaland and go off the track and start improvising. That way you can find some great melodies! And it's not plagiarism! It also helps on improvising the melodies.

    Hope it helped

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