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Wednesday, October 20 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4 Bars and More: The Techniques Behind Arranging EDM

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Electronic Dance Music employs an arrangement structure that differs from most traditional forms of music, often relying solely on the constant repetition of a 4-bar basic groove running for 5 minutes or longer. But with the streaming platform now the most popular way to digest music, music is becoming shorter, and with it, our listeners' attention span. How do dance music producers excite the listener, and more importantly, maintain their interest for longer periods when the current musical trends dictate the opposite?

In this workshop, we walk through the ideas, concepts, and techniques behind arranging EDM, showing how artists create 5-minute arrangements from just 4 bars of limited instrumentation while also maintaining a listener's interest.


Rick Snoman

Altar Studios UK

Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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