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  1. #1
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    Jul 2010

    what comes 1st bass ,melody or chords

    Hi ,
    for more deep house tracks (inst) than vocals what would you suggest comes 1st bass , melody or chords ?

    thanks for all your help.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2010
    whichever one you want, really. Sometimes, I have an idea where I start with a bassline. Sometimes I start with a simple melody. Sometimes I start with the chords.
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  3. #3
    Yeah I agree with devant, if you are really stuck I often start with chords to work out what key i want to work in and then lay down bass and melody. Often I will then re do the chords to make them more rhymic or change the voicings. So the track grows organically with each part inspired by the last.
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  4. #4
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    Jul 2010
    Thanks guys

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
    most often i start with the beat. i find some samples i like and think they work well together. i programm a basic beat. add some element to make it mor special. if i have something i like a add stabs or chords. after that i lay down the bass. after that i start arragnging and ad a couple more elements.

  6. #6
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    Jan 2003
    It totaly depends on what you are trying to achieve with the track. what vibe are you looking for

    I would say no rules


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