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Depends quite a lot on genre. I'll explain my normal process as they vary so much you can't define a method. 1: Melody/Chords/Sound design Depending on what I come up with first, this almost defines my process. Most often this is sound design and least often a melody, however, as difficult as it is to start with a melody, these bring out the best results ...


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All these take practice. I usually start with whatever comes to mind, maybe a chord pattern, a melodic hook, or even a string of patterns. I like to start with lyrics but other people like to start with melodies.


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There are theoretical reasons why this occurs that are not conditioned responses. The overtone series if the fundamental expression of "music". That is, the overtone series is a natural occurrence due to the way the universe is designed. I won't get into the why's here but basically it is physics. I can explain more if need be. The overtone series of the ...


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To get an idea of what has been done in the past (and thus use as a model), the book by Goetschius: https://books.google.com/books?id=HV4QAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=free+pdf+goetschius+melody&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjK0ZHT7IfMAhXK7CYKHcjaCXkQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q&f=false is pretty good. It's a bit old-fashioned but discusses ...



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