In this video you can listen to an euphoric hardstyle melody in FL Studio. The melody is made with Sylenth1 leads.
In hardstyle it’s very common to layer leads. This makes the entire sound more full. A simple way to do this is to play a chords layer and a melody layer together.
The melody layer usually has a more distorted or aggressive lead. The chords layer usually has a more subtle lead, because the chords themselves already create fullness (I explained that in the Sylenth1 Hardstyle Lead & Melody lesson). Else it would be overkill to the sound.
Use an euphoric musical scale
To make an euphoric hardstyle melody, it’s a good practice to pick a musical scale that allows for an euphoric melody to arise. In this example, I used the A# melodic minor (descending) scale. I found the melodic minor to be a good scale for euphoric melodies.
If you’re looking for a darker or more dramatic scale, you could pick the harmonic minor. If you really want to make a happy melody, just pick the major scale. And if you want to lose some weight, go for the weighing scale. Ouch!
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