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RAWSTYLE MELODY TUTORIAL | How to Make Rawstyle Melody FL Studio | Melodic Rawstyle (Raw Hardstyle)

In this lesson you will discover how to make a rawstyle melody in FL Studio. The melodic rawstyle leads in the video are made with Sylenth1. In the Rawstyle Lead Tutorial lesson you can discover how these leads are made.

How to make a rawstyle melody

When you’re building a rawstyle melody, it’s a good idea to look for these dark notes. I found that making half note jumps work really well to accomplish this.

At each segment (chord), try to make jumps of 1/2 note within the scale (G# minor in this video).  So, at each 4-beats block, the jumps are almost always 1/2 note. This is actually my secret trick when I make rawstyle melodies. I invite you to try it out and shoot me a comment how it helps your melody.

The lower layer of your rawstyle melody

When you’ve made the main melody, it’s time to find the lower layer of that melody. What I often do is simply filling up the gaps in the melody with the lower notes.

When you do create this lower layer, please pay attention that the story line of your lower layer plays the right scale (G# minor in the video). Of course, the notes in the lower layer are part of the chords of each 4-beats block. (In the video, the chords simply change at each 4-beats block. That’s why the lower layer also changes at each 4-beats block.)

The chords of your rawstyle melody

Now, when you’re finished building your rawstyle melody, it’s time to play some real chords with it. You can pick a different sound and create some basic chords per 4-beats block. As long as they’re musically correct, they will always sound really good. No need for complicated stuff.

To learn how to make chords, please visit my Hardstyle Chords lesson. To learn more about making a good melody, it’s also a good idea to check out my How to Make a Good Melody lesson.

If you want to find out how to make the Sylenth1 rawstyle leads from this video, please check out the How to Make a Rawstyle Lead in FL Studio lesson.


In this lesson, the following plugins were used:

  • Sylenth1

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