5 Ways to Add Variation to Your Music Productions

When I first started making beats I found that I was continuously falling into the same trap. I would create an 8 bar loop, duplicate it, add or remove parts to make a verse, an intro, and hook and call it a day. It wasn't until I started exploring the world of electronic music that I realized I was missing one very important element in my music, the B section. Variation is a key component when it comes to being able to successfully deliver a musical thought.  It keeps the listener's attention, and gives the creator more control over the momentum and progression of their song.  If you're anything like me, once you get one musical thought out of your head, and arranged and mixed, you just want to keep it moving and get on to the next musical idea. The B section is a powerful (and quick too! as we are about to learn) way to add variation to your arrangement, and what's even better is you can create one relatively quickly and easily. 

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