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Day 5: Creating a Melody

Creating a simple melody using the chords and scales tutorials is the subject of my day 5 challenge. This is the first practical exercise since I started the challenge as all the other videos touched on either theory, introductions to various parts of FL Studio or walk-through of the interface. I watched the video on […]

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Day 4: Some Music Theory – Scales & Chords

Naturally, when I first asked about learning to make beats online, I wanted to know if it was absolutely necessary that I know any music theory. I was told that it is not necessary but it would help you especially with melodies and stuff. Some people are naturally gifted at using their ear but I […]

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Day 3: ADSR Envelopes and VSTs

Today is Day 3 of the Beat Generals challenge and I went ahead and got the premium membership to unlock all the FL Studio tutorials and downloads within the Beat Generals site. Today I checked out a couple videos on using VSTs and one on ADSR envelopes – two very important topics when using FL […]

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Day 2: Working With The Playlist and Saving Your Work

Today is Day 2 of my Beat Generals Challenge. I watched a couple of videos in the beginner section and it’s more introduction to important parts of the interface plus some best practices for saving your work. Working in the Playlist Along with the step sequencer and the mixer, the playlist is one of the […]

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Day 1: Getting Familiar with FL Studio Interface

Today is Day 1 of my Beat Generals challenge where I spend 30 days as a beginner going through the FL Studio tutorials to see just how good I can become at making beats. I started with the beginner tutorials and watched the first 3 videos which are all about familiarizing yourself with FL Studio. […]