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

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Chapter 8. Spreading Out the Arrangement

The arrangement is the skeleton of the piece. If there is enough content from the initial loop making, then it may be that we have the main course all ready to go and just need to garnish it. More likely than not, the spreading of the elements out into an arrangement will provide us with additional inspiration, and we'll want to add to what we have. That's ok! That's why a cook always tastes the food while he/she is cooking. If you need more cumin, you need more cumin. Drop it in!

Now that we have our monstrous loop from the previous chapter, we need to start laying out the elements in such a way that we can tell our story. Arranging is one of the most important aspects of creating a good project, as the ...

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