11 tips for improving your melodies and chord progressions

Do you ever feel like your melodies and chord progressions are missing something?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. In the tutorial above, veteran producers Nick Chen, Isaac Duarte, and Kaelin Ellis share 11 powerful tips for breathing new life into your melodies and chord progressions. From music theory concepts to sound design techniques, a wide array of different ideas are covered that you can try out the next time you open up your DAW.

If you’re interested in getting the plugins used in the video, be sure to check them out on Splice Rent-to-Own. For more on constructing melodies and chord progressions, you can also explore our latest tutorials and guides on music theory here.

Which tip was your favorite? What other topics in music theory and production would you like to see us dive into next? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and subscribe to the Splice YouTube channel for more tips, tutorials, and insights.

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August 16, 2023

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.