To kick off the glorious time of year that is Toontrack’s METAL MONTH, we are pleased to present to you our top metal songwriting tips and tricks! Although the concept might seem a little daunting at first if you’re new to it, the fact of the matter is that just like anything else, the key to a good song is making a lot of little steps in the right direction, and by the end of it, you’ll have yourself a kickass tune you’ve written all by yourself. From harmonizing in diatonic thirds to paying attention to your basslines, it all can add up to some pretty amazing results if you’re patient and thoughtful, so grab a notepad, check out the tutorial, and then get to songwriting!

Oh and by the way, if you’ve been living under a rock, we’ve just announced this year’s DRUMCEPTION 2019 contest! Go here to hear some amazing music and win some sick prizes from the wonderful people at Toontrack!

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.