The blog covers a variety of topics such as “Why Does My Music Suck? Tunes to Avoid and Why” and “The Best Electronic Music of 2014”, but the main focus is on avoiding common electronic music genres. The author, who is a musician and DJ, explains how the genre came to be, what it sounds like, and why it’s best avoided.
He also includes links to songs in each genre that he thinks are good examples of that particular sound. He also offers advice on how to create your own electronic music. There are several different genres covered in the blog post:
Trap – Trap music is a subgenre of hip hop that originated in the South. It’s characterized by heavy bass lines, synthesizers, and a repetitive rhythm. It’s often described as “trap house” or “trap rap.” Some notable artists include Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Gucci Mane.
Welcome to Why Does My Music Suck? A blog about common electronic music genres and what you should avoid. This is an educational blog for producers. We will explore the most common genres of electronic music and discuss how to avoid making the same mistakes other producers are making.
The purpose of this blog is not to criticize or bash other artists work. It is simply to help you, the beginner producer, increase your chances of success by learning from the mistakes of others. As a professional musician myself, I often come across amateur music that has great potential, but ends up missing the mark because common patterns were used.
I have been producing and performing EDM (Electronic Dance Music) since 2003 and have had my songs played on the radio in both Canada and the US as well as performed at festivals in front of tens of thousands of people. I know what works and what doesn’t, let me help you find your sound faster so you can start getting gigs and getting paid sooner!
Electronic music is becoming more and more popular. While I am happy to see this, since it is a genre that I love dearly, I also see some of the worst music being made in it now than in any other genre. A lot of electronic music producers seem to be falling into the same pitfalls that make all electronic music sound similar, which is not what this genre is about. This post will discuss common electronic genres, how you can recognize them, how to avoid them if you want your music to stand out from the crowd and why they are bad in the first place.
Drum & Bass
I hear this all the time: a sped up breakbeat over some simple bassline. This is an oversimplification of what drum & bass should be. Drum & bass should have a lot of diversity with its beats and basslines; there should be several variations of each throughout the song. There should also be some variation in amplitude as well: maybe one section has a really quiet bassline while another has a really loud one.
The problem with drum & bass is that it’s really hard to do right because so many people are doing it wrong. If you’re going to make drum & bass, consider adding some variations
Avoid it: You’ll drive everyone away from your music!
The problem with this genre is that everyone’s doing it. There are countless songs out there with the same bass line, same snare drum and two or three different melodies. If you’re going to make dubstep, you have to do something different, otherwise no one will be able to distinguish your song from any other.
There are many different subgenres of dubstep. Use them to your advantage! If you can’t think of a way to make your music stand out, listen to more dubstep and see if you can pick out a style that you like. Listen to the greats: Skrillex, Noisia, Excision and Bassnectar. They all have their own distinctive styles that they use in their songs.
We all know the feeling, you’ve spent hours in the studio and you’re finally ready to share your music with others. But when you play your tune for the first time, people aren’t dancing like they should. Why?
This site was created to help answer that question. Here are a few common genres of music and some features to avoid in your own productions. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of everything that makes bad music, only a few of the most common problems found in new producer’s tracks.
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this one, but no…this is not what house music sounds like. I’m pretty sure every electronic musician has used it as least once. It’s bright, it’s fun, and it makes you happy…it’s just not good for anything besides segueing into other songs.
The same goes for any pre-made loop pack loops or samples. They are often great for getting ideas for your own tracks, but if left unaltered they will sound bad (and worse than the next guy who uses them).
Mixing these sounds with original material can give an interesting texture to your song though, so feel free to use them sparingly.”