This was a struggle for me when starting up!
Especially learning how to get the vocals in sync with your song. (That caused me a lot of trouble!).
So to break it down, I made a video showing what is required. (Read below for more info!).
I’ve broken how to remix a song into 4 things you need to know:
- The Tempo of the Song
- The Key of the Song (C Major, G Minor etc.)
- Chord Progression helps!
- Syncing your vocals to your beat (The hardest part!).
So really basic stuff, but just through I’d type out the things we went over in the video.
Tempo is how fast the beat is.
Many dance tracks will be around the 128-140 BPM, although that’s not important if you tap out your tempo right .
2. Key of the Song
How do you find out what key the song is in?
A good starting point is to figure out what the very first note of the song is.
Play the C note, if it sounds like the same note keep working off it. If you have to play the black notes, then it’s in C Minor, but if you feel it’s all white notes, then C Major!
Watch this video here to learn more about the piano and scales. This is very important to learn how to improvise when you play piano!
Going to that website and checking out the scales of each note is very important. This is how you will learn to improvise your piano skills over your beats because you will know what notes are inside that scale, and what notes will work with your song!
3. Chord Progression
This goes together with #2 what KEY the song is in.
The chord progression simply just means what chords are being played throughout the song.
A song is going 1, 2, 3 , 4, and the chord progression is changing on every number.
1 = C, 2 = G, 3 = C, 4= F
Try it in a song and see what you turn out with
Chord progressions can really have a big impact on having a beautiful uplifting song, and aggressive song, or a very sad song!
4. Aligning the Vocals Over the Beat
As I have mentioned many times already, this is the hardest part for me.
A good tips, find a word that is on beat, and work of it just like in the video. Move it a bit to the right or to the left until you hit that sweet spot!
This remix was very easy for me to make since it was my own song.
I knew the Tempo, I knew the Key of the Song and Chord Progression, and I already had the vocal from before, so it was just the fact of inserting it in and not really having to align the vocal.
I only aligned it to show you how to do it!
Anyways, hope this video helps you guys out!
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