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Zee

By Claxon on March 11, 2018 7:19 pm

The darkest combo of deephouse, progessive house or whatever the *bleep* else you want to call it, just rolled out of my fingers past Tuesday. Again without a lead until just now, I should really figure out how to write leads. I tried not to take away too much from the dark feeling of the track but did tone it down a notch with the lead I made.

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Naming is after the Matrix character Zee who lost both brothers aboard the Nebuchadnezzar. She was supposed to be played by Aaliyah, who sadly was not able to finish her role due to a planecrash that killed her.

So perhaps the Dutch word zee is a bit more positive but also fitting: it translates to sea. This time it's a very cold, rough sea where emotions go to drown.

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March 12, 2018 8:48 am

The best way to learn to write leads is to drop the drums, just all of it, cold turkey and never look back at them, then place notes on a staff/roll/tracker.

If you feel the need to have some semblance of rhythm going, use an arpeggio or a gentle wavy bass, sort of like the one you have now.

You can use this song as example by dropping the drums, listening to it, maybe pick a physical instrument if you have one, and play along. It helps if you can figure out a chord progression (in this case it's simple, you only have 2 chords that repeat over and over, the Am and Abm) and play those notes randomly to get a feel of it.

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