I am trying to learn how to make epic (trailer) music. When I write melodic songs I use mostly major and minor chords and they work great, they give me exactly the sound I want, however those types of chords sound horrible when I use them in aggressive (staccato) epic tracks, so what kind of chords do you think are well suited for such tracks?
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I think this might be a bit broad, so I'll set up a starter & let other people add their own ideas...
OK, take a simple minor chord, Em.
Voice it E, G, B & play it staccato, repeatedly.
Stodgy as all heck.
Revoice that as G, E - with a big hole in the middle, then drop the B an octave.
Whole different thing, but it's still Em.
Try again, drop that B bass to G below; change your RH voicing to E & B above.
See how much movement you gained & we haven't even changed chord or gone over 3 voices yet.