Today I’m going to show you cooler patterns that every EDM producer should know.
And these chord patterns have been a signature sound in electronic music since it really started blowing up.
And it’s so important not only to know them, but to know how to use them as well.
And that’s what you’re going to learn in this video.
But the only way you’re going to be able to learn every single important method that I teach you in this video is that if you watch the entire video from beginning to end, and as always, if you watch this entire video from beginning to end, I guarantee that your core game will become 20%
So the first chord pattern I’m going to show you is the basic, but it’s a very, very common career pattern that you can find in pretty much any major artists’ songs, like Martin Garrix, Avicii, David Guetta, and pretty much all the top artists for
So I’m going to write a basic chord progression.
And then we’re going to apply that pattern to this chord progression. I’m going to show you how I would use it.
So if we take a basic set of chords like this, we can then add a nice little rhythm to these chords where we take the exact chords, add them to a different more low-tone sound, that would be good for layering.
Like this, go to the MIDI effects arpeggiator grid and then we’re going to trigger chords at 1/8 speed and then we get this.
So then what I like to do with a basic chord pattern like this is use them as a complimentary layer to the original core.
So these are my original chords.
And the way I would use these chords in order to progress my song is to have them come in later, like this.
So I would have the original chords, do a section of the song, and then have this basic rhythm come in at a later section of the song, like the bridge or the verse or something like that.
So this next chord pattern I’m going to show you is a pattern very commonly used by cago.
But also, a lot more artists use this one. It is a very versatile chord pattern.
And it’s used in pretty much everything. I’ve heard it in every genre of music.
And it’s really fun to make.
And I’m going to show you a really cool trick you could do with a pattern like this to make it sound authentic, bouncy, and super fun to listen to.
Let’s get to it.
So here’s the most basic form of this chord pattern.
The way this pattern goes is it’s a triplet pattern.
So if you see this grid here, I’m going to end these chords right before that grid point.
So we’re going to have this little block of space.
And then we’re going to start the next trigger before the next grid point.
We’re not done there. We could still do something really, really cool with this and make it a little bit more bouncy.
So watch this.
When I take these off, I can add swing to notes like this because they are triplets.
They’re not exactly on the grid.
So if you watch when I swing, this swing knob here makes some of the notes budge over and watch what this does to the room, makes it very bouncy.
Now I’m going to right click it and force legato to shorten the nerves so that they all fit.
You can see now it’s a little bit like hesitant on that next B.
So then what you could do is you could add some Kickstart to this and just make it bounce like a house.
Alright guys, so this next rhythm that I’m going to show you is a very fun rhythm to do and it can really add some spice to your tracks.
And if you want to hear this rhythm in action, go check out Martin Garrix and Ts though the only way is up, but of course don’t go check it out now.
Because if you stop watching this video right now to go watch that video.
Your career game is not going to be 20% better. So there’s our basic chord progression.
But now let’s go ahead and write a really cool rhythm of this chord progression that every EDM producer must know.
So here’s the sound I’m going to use.
And this one again, it’s another triplet rhythm, but instead of going all the way through each chord, I’m just going to sustain each second chord.
Sounds like this.
And then we’re going to go through and do the exact same thing on the third chord and the fourth chord.
So I’ve already told you that when I have a chord rhythm, I like to progress into that, because you could save a lot of energy in the intro of your song. Just by doing that, you can make a better build, at least in my opinion.
So the way I would use this rhythm is like this.
I got sued for this next chord pattern. I’m just going to use the same chords that we just used, but I’m going to change them up a bit to something very, very common, and very versatile.
I hear this in a lot of trap songs, future bass songs, and even house songs.
And you can do the swing trick with this one, two, and only sound really, like super sick.
So for this one, I’m just going to take out the sustained notes here, and continue on with the triplet pattern.
For this one, I let go of the triplet pattern for this last half bar here.
And then I’m going to do the same exact thing over here.
So I’m actually going to take these and just do that.
And then we’ll take a triplet pattern.
And so then we’ll get something like this.
But again, we can add some bounciness to this by swinging the nodes.
So watch every other note here, nudge over a bit, and then I’m just going to right click it trim nodes to the following nodes so that all of the nodes get out of each other’s way.
That’s so sick, I love swinging there’s so much so those core patterns are really the most basic core patterns that every EDM producer should definitely know and should definitely know how to use them.
Like I said, I like to progress into a lot of these core patterns, but they are basic.
Of course, there are a million other chord patterns at your disposal that you could work into a song that I obviously can’t fit into the single video, but if you guys would truly like to maximize your chord game to the highest degree and learn chords, melodies, arrangement, sound design,
Come meet me in my EDM boot camp because that is the place to learn it all.
And I will see you guys in the next video.