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Thread: What do you start your songs with first?:) chords, melody or bassline

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    I usually begin with chord progressions or melody, but I have to say, the few times I've started out with the drums the end result are actually pretty good, so might have to start doing that more often.

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    I mostly start with a preset I always use (it's just a simple Sylenth1 preset). With this preset I make the chords with a melody on top of it. When I like the chord progression and melody I try to find a new sound for the melody. After that i create the structure of a track in about 1 hour. When that's finished I change all the sounds for sounds I want to use. By creating the chords and melody, I always use a simple hihat which gives the right tempo, so I'm sure that it works.

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    9/10 I start with melody. If I start with drums first I find myself limited to make a simple melody that flows with it

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    I mostly start with melody, sometimes I will start with chords but it never ends up sounding that great in my opinion

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    can be anywhere from a melody to a sample or vocal i like the sound of

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    Midi loop, midi controls, generators, integrated chord lists. I don't have the patience to start from scratch.

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    I start with the chords and add melody

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    chords 1st then melody finally bass

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    I like some sound effects/FX to create atmosphere.

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    I usually start with lyrics and intro

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