Maybe you’re studying for a music major, or simply want to improve your songwriting, composition or production skills. Whatever your interest, we here at GMW will begin featuring short analyses of various popular music.
We begin with a breakdown of the introduction to Chris Brown’s song ‘Love More’
Key: D minor
Time: 2 time (2/4 or
Intro: At 1:05 on YouTube video, the intro starts with an ostinato-style melody of:
(* = Octave higher)
DD AB♭ or:
Synth claps also start with the melody:
After the melody is repeated a 2nd time, the bass enters at 1:14 (a synth playing a low D):
(1,2) “dun” (1,2,3,4)
(1,2) “dun” (1) dun (1) dun (1) or:
Finally, at the same time as the bass enters, we hear a ‘hi-ha’ style synth underpinning
the intro building up to the main tune at 1:23
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