How To Add Flavour To Your Beat As A Producer

In today’s post, I will be talking about how you can add flavor to your beat as a producer.

You must understand very well that as a producer, you need to have a basic knowledge of music scales and notes because this is the foundation on which you compose your beat.

In whatever key you are playing, there are certain notes that if you touch them at any point in the song, you will never go off key.

Let me give you an example: let’s assume your song is in key C major, this means that the notes you will be playing on the keyboard are C, D, E, F, G, A, B ( If you don’t understand this as a producer, go and google music theory basics)
Whichever chord progression your beat has at any point in time, you can add flavour to it by hitting the notes C, D, E, G, A. These notes are called the pentatonic scale.

You can use it in which ever key your are making your beat. In any key, the notes are 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. They are just five notes, but I can tell you that the possibilities you have with them are almost endless.

Try it for yourself and see.

Comments Reply
  • This is an educative topic for the upcoming music producers here. Even the non music producers can have an idea about.what music producing is all about.

    - Chukwuebuka Eze - 2019-08-20 08:00:15 Quote

  • You have to be very good at what you do and also be the very best you have to keep learning 

    - Oludemi Michael - 2019-08-20 08:55:03 Quote

  • To add flavour to your music shouldn't be a big deal, get instruments like guitar, piano, keyboard and all and experts that can play them to suit your music taste.

    - Sylvia Dupe - 2019-08-20 09:21:47 Quote

  • Talent would stand you out from others, but skill would stand you out from the talented ones. Many talented artists are not all successful in the music industry because they have not added lucrative skills to the talent they've got. This is a very good post to help you learn the basics 

    - Demilade Daniel - 2019-08-20 11:13:13 Quote

  • Nigerian producers are really doing great in music industry. More grace to them

    - Bright Onwumere - 2019-08-20 11:22:41 Quote

  • Nigeria music industry has been taken far to greater heights and it's all thanks to the different good beats produced by producers now because as it is people don't care about the lyrics anymore but the beat

    - Adeseolu Kazeem - 2019-08-20 13:09:45 Quote

  • Nigeria music industry has been taken far to greater heights and it's all thanks to the different good beats produced by producers now because as it is people don't care about the lyrics anymore but the beat

    - Adeseolu Kazeem - 2019-08-20 13:10:23 Quote

  • I think ,  our artist and producers are doing so very well.i give them an accolade for that.

    - Agu Emmanuel - 2019-08-21 12:57:40 Quote

  • They are doing good in music, some of them sing what people don't understand

    - hilda takim - 2019-08-21 14:31:51 Quote

  • This is really educative and with this you really know what you are doing and if every producer Nigerian know this then we will go place but I strongly believe the Nigerian Music Industry is going places because most of our music producers know what they are doing

    - Nora Chidera - 2019-08-22 12:52:20 Quote

  • I come to understand what the music industry is now facing "beats". Even if an artist have nothing to sing but makes good beat he/she is good to go

    - Emmanuel Chinaza - 2019-08-22 23:59:45 Quote

  • Always try to be unique in whatever you do, don't do things because others are but because you love it and you want to. Adding flavor will take time to perfect but keep on trying and never give up 

    - Matthew Ajewole - 2019-08-27 23:06:26 Quote

  • Always try to be unique in whatever you do, don't do things because others are but because you love it and you want to. Adding flavor will take time to perfect but keep on trying and never give up 

    - adeuyi ayodele - 2019-09-04 16:29:02 Quote

  • Nigeria music industry has been taken far to greater heights and it's all thanks to the different good beats produced by producers now because as it is people don't care about the lyrics anymore but the beat

    - Agho Christian - 2019-09-18 08:34:52 Quote

  • This is an educative post.it help me to know more about making beat meaningful.

    As a teenager looking forward to be a producer I have know more better from this post 

    Thanks to the poster

    You have really make inpart in my future carrier

    - Adeogo Paul - 2019-09-18 22:01:26 Quote

  • It's just like more of eye opener and how I have been wanted to be a great producer but no leads to the small have been doing. 

    More greese to those producers that are making it out there💪

    - Abdsemiu Adeshina - 2019-09-22 18:24:19 Quote

  • music successful you have to know what kind of music your area once your area living what kind of music your state or country do that will make you popular try a different pattern and seeing if it will work and if see if people will like it cause music of now these are just rubbish speaking nonsense praneetha all fine let's have meaningful musics and nothing

    - Abubakar Sadeeq Salihu - 2019-09-30 19:42:38 Quote

  • I think to be successful in the music industry is not a matter of how melodious or how good the beat is. It totally depends on those backing you. If you have connection, your song will sell well. Come to think of it,not every musician's song is melodious but people still buy them. This is because they have already made name. To have greater sale will be gotten if an artiste with big name or if a popular artiste features you.

    - Emmanuel Agbasielo - 2019-10-04 18:55:34 Quote

  • A great beat makes for a great song, especially in Nigeria. Although I have to admit that our Nigerian producers are doing great. But of course, there is always room to be even better

    - Annie Ray - 2019-10-04 20:29:22 Quote

  • I'm not a producer but I have learnt on or two things with this article and I believe i should put it to good use, who knows I might be the next kiddominat 

    - Kameel Itunu - 2019-10-06 13:59:48 Quote

  • The write up about the post is true.where song as to be given a unique beat to bring out the sweetness of the song.

    Because any song or music without a confirm beat tends to make the song or music sound absurd.

    - Oluwatosin Solomon - 2019-10-06 22:15:13 Quote

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