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Hello all

please am new here and am new in making music also...actually am an upcoming producer(hip hop R&B and other genres)...just started to learn how to play the piano...i have made a couple of beats but they dont really sound as good as i want them to ...please i need help on how to compose my own melodies riffs and basslines.....i hate sampling ...i like to compose bcos i believe its brings out ur creativity....i usually get confused on how to lay my melodies and basslines.....am so lost ..all i want to do is to make good music....any help,suggestion and advice is welcome...

Thank you

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u need 2 lissen 2 sum more music...bye sum cdees of reeeely good music - 4 melodies riffs and basslines u shud dig some jazz - it got awesome beets and wikkid gruves...also...something u should try n do is 2 use good spellin' grammar and sentence structure...then ppl will take u more seriously.

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i def. agree.

you need to listen to more music. and pay attention to how it works.

but really i think you can always create melodies from within, you dont need to learn how to do that. Its more creating the riffs and beats to talked about to create a good and interesting accompaniment with interesting chords and what not.

hope that helps. :o

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Guest Anders

You guys are so wicked. :)

That aside, I went through the first post looking for questions... I couldn't find any. Perhaps because there are no question marks? You didn't ask anything at all, it seems!! Hmm, I am at a loss - what is the point of this thread? :o

We're just playing with you, myrslts. You should phrase your questions more clearly and use proper spelling and grammar. (Google has an excellent tool you can add to your browser that checks your writing if you aren't the best with words) Do this, and I can guarantee that you get some serious replies.

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No, it's sad, there's a difference.

Myrslts - If you don't have any notation software, go to Finale's website, get NotePad. This link is to Finale's Website .

I find that you learn about writing music a lot faster in the beginning if you have a program like Finale NotePad that you can write in and have it play back for you. That's my suggestion.

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NOOOOOO! Don't get notepad! You'll kill yourself/others out of frustration. Get a demo of Finale, there's one on FinaleMusic , play with it, see if you like it. I believe sibelius also have a demo (google it) if you don't like finale.

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NOOOOOO! Don't get notepad! You'll kill yourself/others out of frustration. Get a demo of Finale, ...

LoL, didn't think of that! Sorry Mark, and thnx!

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o i was laughing at Anders whole thing about grammer.

I'm sorry if I was misunderstood.

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NOOOOOO! Don't get notepad! You'll kill yourself/others out of frustration. Get a demo of Finale, there's one on FinaleMusic , play with it, see if you like it. I believe sibelius also have a demo (google it) if you don't like finale.

I may be a little behind on the times but doesn't the demo not allow you to save or print your files? I don't know about the save but I remember you can't print :)

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True, you can't save in the demo version of Finale. NotePad lets you save, but it doesn't have a lot of features (speedy edit and instrument list come to mind) But when you are just starting, trying to figure out how music WORKs, who needs to save? Your just messing around until you decide what direction you want to go. Another program demo that actually lets you save is NoteWorthy Composer, but its a little different. Something else that might be worth looking into is a sequencer program. I don't know anything about those, can anybody elaborate?

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Sure. Sequencer programs are pretty similar to notation programs, but they use a 'piano roll' interface instead of staff notation, which would be more intuitive for someone familiar with the piano keyboard but not with staff notation. They're not suited for producing readable printed scores, so they're not to be used if you're composing for human performers, but they're well-suited to composing music to be played by computer synthesizers.

Sequencers typically have features more oriented towards computer-generated, electronic music: their sound libraries have more synthesizer-type sounds, and fewer 'real instrument' sounds. They typically have larger sound libraries than notation programs, and are more flexible in the ways you can manipulate the sounds. You can also learn to program your own sounds if you want to, for additional creative power.

A good Windows sequencer program for beginners is Fruity Loops. If you have a Mac, Garage Band is a good choice, since you already have it.

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Hello. Do they sell blank sheet music paper for composing? Or is it easier to compose with a computer? I have composed one song, very short, needs more work listening to lots of different music styles, studying the books. I've been using lined paper. I look on the internet for something.

Thank you.

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Hello. Do they sell blank sheet music paper for composing. Or is it easier to compose with a computer.

They...as in...them? You can buy blank staff paper of varying sizes at virtually any local music store...hell, even Walmart has those little yellow dictation books.

You can also make/print your own here:

Free printable staff paper @ Blank Sheet Music .net

easy peasy.

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Hello all

upcoming producer(hip hop R&B and other genres)

please i need help on how to compose my own melodies riffs and basslines.....i hate sampling

For hip hop and R&B have you ever considered Sony Acid? It's very good for organizing riffs, and other beats. To make your own riffs/basslines and beats I would recommend FL Studio. The demo version allows you to save your music ACIDized so you can use them in Sony Acid. It also had very nice synthesizers so that you can compose without sampling. FL Studio's demo also has a playlist w/multiple tracks so that you can re-arrange riffs and beats.

Sony Acid is available Here.

FL Studio is available Here.

Hope this helps :whistling:

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