If you study electronic musicians and DJs in the music industry, most of the big names you’re familiar with don’t know a thing about music theory. However, that clearly doesn’t keep them from crafting strong chord progressions, melodies, and harmonies that continuously top the charts.

Today, we’re going to go through a couple of tricks that you can use to make your chords and harmonies more interesting in FL Studio. The best thing is that you don’t need to know anything about music theory to use these tricks.

Let’s dive in!

Using Presets

Now, before we dive in, I think it’s important to note that the presets, patches, or tones you are using will matter a lot when writing chords, the same as certain chord progressions will work better in certain genres. For example, an upbeat, major-centric chord progression probably wouldn’t be the best choice for a dark trap song.

Don’t Get Too Complex

Though we’re talking about how to make your chords and harmonies more interesting in this article, it’s important to refrain from getting too complex from the start. It’s best to start with simple chords, get a chord progression going so you can hear what things sound like when working together, and continue to build on your chords from there. 

Starting with simple combinations, such as a triad (three-note chord) or a bass line, and build from there once you can hear the progression.

Alright! Now that we have all of that covered let’s get into the good stuff.