Rythm Ideas

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Mad
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Rythm Ideas

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I'm a total newbie in music production. I still have to find my way to ideas and creativity. Currently I hear a lot of music and begin getting a different view on it, as before. I try to find out, how the different songs work and how the leads, pads and all the stuff work together. :-)

Some time ago I found this video about drum patterns, very good explanation, as I find: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm2BgO1VaRY

Related is this online spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... QVw4-HuD0/

Do you know any other resources where one could get more familiar with the different rythms?

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Hallo.

Lernen Sie Schlagzeug zu spielen. Wenn Sie nach Pattern Grids arbeiten, werden Ihre Rhythmen niemals nach Schlagzeug klingen, sondern nach Drum-Computer. Sie werden dann auch wissen, wo man z.B. eine HiHat wegläßt, weil ein echter Drummer an solchen Stellen niemals eine HiHat würde spielen können - nur zwei Arme und zwei Beine, Sie verstehen? :wink:

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Mad wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Do you know any other resources where one could get more familiar with the different rythms?
Before you run out and buy a drum kit... Youtube itself is a pretty good resource, just type in the genre you're intrested in, hit enter and you're good to go.

Also, if you dig a little deeper into the link you shared (above) and explore that fellow's blog, you'll get some ideas as to the whatnots, whys and wherefores. Good stuff in there.

http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/
Beatmaking fundamentals
http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2016/beatma ... damentals/
http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2013/analyz ... r-gabriel/

https://www.youtube.com/c/PlayWithYourMusic/playlists

Have fun. :)

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TAERSH wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:40 am
Lernen Sie Schlagzeug zu spielen. Wenn Sie nach Pattern Grids arbeiten, werden Ihre Rhythmen niemals nach Schlagzeug klingen, sondern nach Drum-Computer. Sie werden dann auch wissen, wo man z.B. eine HiHat wegläßt, weil ein echter Drummer an solchen Stellen niemals eine HiHat würde spielen können - nur zwei Arme und zwei Beine, Sie verstehen? :wink:
Yes, or get bongos or a conga. Or at least finger tap on a table. And MIDI controller pads.

Another thing which might have influence is to develop flowing body expression eg. improvising flowing bodily movements, learning how to flow. One could say to 'abandon oneself' to the rhythm.

I don't think there's an academic-only approach to rhythm. It's a 'whole' that's happening where silences are as important as percussion hits. And sometimes even more important. But the whole thing has to be felt.

As TAERSH mentioned, impossible drum hits à la Shiva (6 or 8 arms) also are sounding out of this world. Unless specifically aiming for that as an effect, stick to what humans can do.

The rest is interplay between instruments and percussion, how silences and hits makes a whole piece balance in one way or the other. A good drum hit at the right moment relating to the piece and the other instruments is way better than a flurry of percussion thrown in.

Tschüß, Cheers.

And as with all creative/recording/mixing/mastering tasks, take breaks ! Take regular breaks to rest the ears and brain. In the past it was told that rewinding the tape at a recording studio provided for a few minutes break. Today people tend to stick to their computers doing music, fully extending their normal natural capacity to pay attention to sounds. Take breaks, and the music will thank you in return.

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