In this course, Danny breaks down how to create a track in the unique style of The Weeknd. He'll go through the creation of the chord progression and track intro, then move on to the buildup to the climax. After that, he builds the chords and bass for the drop, as well as the lead melody. Finally, he brings it all together with some final details and transitions to make it a complete song.
Video 1 - Chords & Track Intro
In this part we’re writing down the chords that will carry the track and start working on the intro.
Video 2 - Buildup & Drop Structure
Working on the part between the intro and the climax of the song, by gradually adding more elements typical for this style of music.
Video 3 - Drop Chord Leads & Bass
In this part we’re laying down the first elements of the song climax and add a bassline to the production.
Video 4 - Drop Melody
As we’re not working with vocals, we’re writing down a placeholder melody for the climax of the song, using a pluck.
Video 5 - Final Touches
In this part we’re connecting all the parts of the song, add some transition fx and finetune the production.
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