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Day 10: Tips for Your Drums

Learned some exciting new tricks today, this time about making your drums sound crazy with rolls and all the trendy things they do with drums nowadays. You’re not going to hear a lot of this stuff in that 90’s boom bap stuff. It’s more something you’ll hear in trap music but they do sound good […]

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Day 9: Using Samples in FL Studio

I skipped over a bunch of videos to get to the one on sampling in FL Studio.  Sampling is the part of beat-making that I get super excited about. If you know me, I am a regular contributor to Whosampled.com and I also have a Sample Saturday category on this site where I break down […]

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Day 8: Song Structure

This is an interesting bit of knowledge to add to what I learned yesterday and it’s how to structure the beat when you’re putting it together in the playlist. Sometimes I hear beats that just sound like it’s a straight loop without much variation. Learning how to structure your songs can help you knock out […]

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Day 7: Creating a Simple Beat

So I just saw a video on the whole process of making a simple beat minus the mixing and the mastering. I actually learned a lot from this excellent tutorial. I can say that the process looks simple once you know what you’re doing but ultimately it takes a whole lot of creativity to come […]

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Day 6: Practice, Practice, Practice

I still haven’t moved on after the video on creating melodies. If I’m going to get good at this, I don’t want to rush it and be just average. To become great at this takes practice and I haven’t made a decent melody that I’m satisfied with. Until I’m satisfied, I don’t  think I can […]