What kind of elecrtonic music would work with Funk/Jazz/R&B chord progressions ?

Discussion in 'Working with Sound' started by SceleJohn, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    82
    Hello,

    I learned music theory by playing the Saxophone and analyzing songs in the Jazz, Funk and R&B genres. I also studied the way some of the greatest sax players improvised. That has caused me to lean towards a more Jazzy style when I compose music which does not fit with the kind of music I want to be making. Electronic music uses very simple music theory and using my style sounds a bit off. So I was wondering, is there a style of electronic music that would work with a funky/jazzy sound ?

    Thanks.
     
    • Interesting Interesting x 2
    • List
  2.  
  3. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Audiosexual

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2019
    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    624
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • List
  4. Misterguywick

    Misterguywick Kapellmeister

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2019
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    48
    "always looking fly boy I'm merciless with purchases, police aint nothing you can bet i be perverted bitch, cause I'm more connected than the alphabet in cursive is" :disco:

    Anyways, you can do jazzy stuff in hip hop for sure

     
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • List
  5. scott

    scott Ultrasonic

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2016
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    34




    Lots of electronic music uses jazz theory, if you think electronic musc is simple you;ve been listening to simple garbage
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • List
  6. Misterguywick

    Misterguywick Kapellmeister

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2019
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    48
    also if it's simple why cant you just do it
     
  7. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    82
    @Misterguywick , @scott
    I worded that wrong. I meant that a lot of electronic music like electro house, progressive house or future bass use simpler chords and chord progressions compared to jazz or funk. Sorry if I offended anybody
     
  8. Misterguywick

    Misterguywick Kapellmeister

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2019
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    48
    noo no probs was just asking

    which sax player did you study? i want to hear where you're coming from
     
  9. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    82
    When I played alto I tried to learn from Charlie Parker and Maceo Parker. When I changed to tenor I listened to Coltaine most and some modern players.

    I just don't enjoy it, it feels like I'm stepping out of my comfort zone.
     
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • List
  10. Electronic music (esp. its dance species) and every other popular style don't have the enough potentiality to be targets for applying the complicated idioms into them in the way today's producers use electronic instruments.

    If you insist to apply those idioms to those styles and genres, the final product would be anything other than easy-listening pop, unless you want to produce unpopular music.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Nasty Nasty x 1
    • List
  11. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    82
    I was thinking of implementing some jazz/funk elements to popular music styles and not going full on jazz player. I just don't know which type of electronic music would be the most suitable for that.I found out that Japanese pop, rock and edm producers use jazz elements in their tracks but that kind of music sounds way too childish, I think.
     
  12. Almost nothing but take your chance and have a quick look at this list. If you could find anything, please keep me informed too. Thanks!:wink:
     
  13. Fudsey Plange

    Fudsey Plange Audiosexual

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    1,137
    Location:
    Fuqnose
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • List
  14. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    82
  15. rudolph

    rudolph Platinum Record

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    201
  16. Midge F

    Midge F Kapellmeister

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2015
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    LlĂ­ber, Spain
    Listen to some classical music, like Thievery Corporation, Lemon Jelly and Air. The world also needs some more jazz jungle. and less genres.
     
  17. farao

    farao Rock Star

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2014
    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    360
    You might want to check IDM out for this.
     
  18. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    82
    Never heard of IDM before but sounds interesting. I will look into it.
     
  19. DrumHead

    DrumHead Kapellmeister

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    58


    YOu might like this vibe
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • List
  20. It won't suit your needs too. They made that genre to state their original intentions of making sth special but were nothing more than show-offs.
     
  21. bluerover

    bluerover Audiosexual

    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    615
Loading...
Similar Threads - kind elecrtonic music Forum Date
...here's a new kind of VST :) humor Nov 5, 2019
What kind of processing do these drums have? Working with Sound Oct 23, 2019
what kind for Multi OCH Lounge Oct 20, 2019
Recommend a string library to emulate this kind of arrangement Genre Specific Production Oct 8, 2019
tiktok kind of chill song Electronic Sep 1, 2019
Loading...