5 Essential Tips for Composing Melodies for EDM

When it comes to creating melodic parts for electronic dance music productions don't be left scratching your head, or feeling uninspired. Here's 5 essential tips to help you create better melodies.  

Are you interested in producing EDM, but does writing melodies have you hanging up your producer’s hat? Creating anthemic melodies can be challenging but a strong melody is the key to creating dance floor hits! Here are a few tips on how to become more prolific at composing melodies for EDM productions.

1. Learn an Instrument 

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If you’d like to write and produce EDM, one of the best ways you can become more proficient at writing melodies is by learning to play an instrument, like the piano or guitar. For EDM producers, one of the most beneficial instruments to learn is the piano, because most of your dance music programming will be done on a MIDI keyboard. Learning music theory will help you out immensely; a basic understanding of music theory will give an EDM producer a deeper knowledge of their craft. 

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This is solid. 10 years ago i started learning guitar all bc of Metallica. I started transcribing their songs by ear with no music theory knowledge whatsoever. (Luckily 90% of their songs were in the key of E) . And now i can riff through all their songs. But now i'm applying that to the midi keyboard for my EDM production. And combining it with musical theory to truly lock it down .

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