In this post, we’ll show you what melody is, why they stick in your brain and the tools you need to write them.

But first, think of your favourite song.

What part of it sticks out in your memory? The chord progression? The bassline?  It’s probably the melody.

Melodies are the most important part of a song that make people remember your songs. But they’re also the hardest to write.

Coming up with great melodies is challenging because it seems like everything has already been done before. Don’t worry, it’s simply not true.

There’s a universe of incredible new melodies out there. You just have to know how the music theory works and then know how to find them.

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Spotify is now considered as the biggest music streaming platform in the world.

Every day thousands of artists upload their music to this platform to approach their fans, find new ones and earn money from streams.

It goes without saying that distributing your music online to Spotify and other streaming platforms need to be a part of your music promotion plan.

In this article, we’ll explore things you need to do to put your music on Spotify, get placed in the right playlists and reach new fans.

We’ll also look at some tips for getting more out of digital distribution, getting your lyrics on Spotify and your online music marketing plan.

Now, let’s check out how to put music on Spotify.

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This article is about how to make a tape loop from one of the best website for people who work with music – LANDR

There’s something special about the sound of a cassette, they produce this amazing warmth and warble as they pass the electromagnetic reader heads that amplify the electric signal.

Tapes can be used for much more than listening back to music in an old boombox or car stereo.

In fact, the cassette has been used to record and make music for quite a long time.

One of the most interesting purposes of using the cassette tape is the tape loop.

It’s a creative way to generate infinite, sprawling sounds that are completely analog and require no digital technology.

Let’s explore how tape loops work, the way to make one of your own, and how to use them in your own music.

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Techno is an interesting genre of electronic music. In this article, we will tell you how to make a techno beat with AI.

The repeating, hypnotic rhythms and aggressive synths are so interesting to work with.

It’s so cool throwing that classic four on the floor kick pattern underneath a pulsing baseline or synth part.

With tons of great techno samples to work with on LANDR samples, we’ll see what Selector recommends a music producer uses to make his own techno track.

We are going to focus his search on melodic lines, instead of drum parts.

The drums are the most important part of any techno beat.

There’s a lot of subtlety involved with making techno drums sound right, so he just find some good drum samples he can use in my drum machine, and have Selector recommend him the melodic parts for his track.

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Playlists are how people find music these days. Here are top 10 best playlisting services for growing your audiences as you want to earn money with your music skill.

Playlist is the modern take on the radio station, except now people have complete control over exactly what music they want to hear and others recommend to them.

Some great playlists like Spotify’s Rap Caviar or Today’s Top Hits get millions of followers and often put new artists into the limelight.

If you want to grow your listener base and promote your music, getting your tracks playlisted should be your number one focus.

Of course, your first step for getting your tracks playlisted is releasing them through a digital distributor.

But, playlisting your tracks isn’t easy. You need to be established and have connections to get on playlists, right?

Not always.

Even if you’re just begin with music marketing and have a small following, there’s plenty of ways to increase your chances of getting on a playlist substantially.

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Artistic relationships are essential aspects of creating music, and collaboration doesn’t have to stop when you can’t meet with other musicians in person. Remote music collaboration can result in productive work and great music, however, you have to make a plan and use the right tools.

Here’s how:

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Rhythm is one of the fundamental aspects of music theory.

To make great harmonies and melodies you should know how rhythm works and how it is used in your tracks.

Rhythm can get difficult very quickly, but if you learn a few simple concepts it’s not as hard to understand as you may think.

In this guide, we’ll unpack everything you need to know about rhythm and start applying rhythmic or polyrhythmic concepts in your creative process.

You’ll know how we subdivide rhythms in music, how time signatures work, and how to begin understanding compound and odd time.

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Putting your music on a digital distribution platform like Spotify is your first step of something new. That your music will be out there for the world to hear!

Your track could even get featured in a major playlist and reached new fans by an algorithm recommendation.

However, what can you do to encourage people to listen to your tracks over and over again instead of playing them just once?

You may find it hard to capture the hearts and imaginations of your audience. So, you need to combine some kind of plan to promote your music.

The perfect way to reach true fans if to be yourself and share your truest personality in a meaningful and personal way.

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Continue reading part 2 of “Making music with samples: a complete guide” to explore the way to use samples in your tracks.

How to use samples in your track

Having access to a library of royalty-free samples opens up creative opportunities to experiment with interesting textures and flavors.

An instrumental track might benefit from a chopped and screwedvocal take.

In case your drum track sounds thin, sample replacement may help to fatten up your drum loop.

Discovering that perfect kick sample can make your tracks thump.

Sometimes a track needs an ambient SFX sample floating in the background to add a layer of depth.

Listen to your arrangement and try to hear what the track is missing. Be artistic!

And to get away from sounding like everyone else listen to what your track needs and blend the samples in properly.

Follow the key signature

Always try to match the key of the sample to the key of the track you are working on.

To make it easy sample libraries often tag the key in the name of the sample and there are key finding tools that may help too.

Having a little bit of ear training practice under your belt may help you know the way totranspose the sample.

Pay attention to the mix

You’ve found the sample that your track wants and you’re comfortable with how it fits into the arrangement.

Now it’s time to fit the sample nicely into your mix.

Make sure your samples are prepared properly to make your mix process easier.

In case you’re stuck there are a few sample processing techniques that may help if something in your mix isn’t working.

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The way to sample in your DAW

Now that you’ve found a sample and you’re 100% sure you have the right to legally use it, it’s time to get into your DAW.

You may be wondering about the way to create a sample in your DAW.

Sampling workflows are generally the same between DAWs.

Often it’s as easy as dragging and dropping the snippet of audio into your track timeline.

With a little bit of cutting and chopping you can make your sample work on your track.

Most DAWs come stock with a sampling tool. However, in case you don’t like the one your DAW came with there are many nice sampler VST plugins that you can try.

The most difficult part is ensuring the key and tempo of your sample matches your track and fits nicely. It takes time and practice to get good at this.

To get you started here are many recommendations on getting started sampling in some popular DAWs.

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How to Sample in Ableton

Ableton’s entire workflow is based on sampling. Any audio clip you use in Ableton can be treated as a sample with its Warp feature.

Ableton allows you to adjust the timing of a track with warp markers that you can slice a track up by clicking into it.

Once your warp markers are set, all you have to do is right-click on the track you tagged and slice the track into a new MIDI track.

You may also use Ableton’s dedicated sampler plugins to do your sampling.

Simpler is Live’s most straightforward sampling tool. It only loads a single sample at a time, but don’t let that fool you. It’s a super creative tool for you to slice and playback samples.

Sampler is Ableton’s full-featured sampler plugin. Sampler is suitable for everything from basic sampling tasks to realistically simulating acoustic instruments

However you prefer to work, Ableton Live has powerful workflows to integrate samples.

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