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LMMS: A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production Beginner's Guide by David Earl

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Chapter 3. Getting Our Hands Dirty: Creating in LMMS

We've explored LMMS and its various editors and menus, so it's time to get this party started. In this chapter, we are going to explore what patterns are good foundations for dance music.

Specifically, we'll cover:

  • Exploring pattern-based electronic production
  • Introducing the elements of a good rhythm pattern
  • Exploring different dance music genres
  • Exploring dance music arrangements
  • Exploring the Beat+Bassline editor
  • Using the Piano Roll to perfect patterns

Starting our beat with the basics

Most of the essential ingredients can be created in the Beat+Bassline Editor. Dance music has a fairly long lineage and there are many cousins in this family. We're going to start with some basic patterns and move ...

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