Theory driven mathematical music can be as seamless as a recording of instruments all the way through a song, its the hidden secret of bridged notes and how a sound can always be working up a drum beat, but the drums can be useful for any kind of music not just hihop. Beats in other words really means backing track for a musician. My instruments of choice are djembe to add melody in the drums, and piano where I am good at finding the right chord but I usually am not the smoothest player straight through. But that's where fruityloops comes in and how I could teach people how to start with drums as you always should. Okay when you think of drums first what do you think? This will decide if you are an acoustic thinker or electric. Drums first to an acoustic player is what tempo is it at so everyone knows when we're kicked into full gear, but electric can do bends that help a drum build up while not being distinct yet. So electric to me now is digital because of the usb interfaces that put a guitar straight into your music program. And being such they are more like a test to find the perfect 5 second loop of djembe or guitar, and just place it in the most strategic spots not always exact distances from each other. Instead think staggered and build ups. I would always start with the 1-2-3-4 5-6-7-8 because the split is everything, in that sequence you have 8 hi hats (or sometimes 16) 2-4 kicks on the 1 and 5 and 4 snares on the 2, 4, 6, 8. Once you figure out that it comes down to alterations for reasons to make an all time unique song from all others. But drums can be almost identical and how the melody uses them make them very unique. I would teach anyone these skills. Its why I am starting a Patreon Page where people can donate money for special giveaways and to help me make more content. Better camera gear is on the list. But really its just too hard to bring it down to one art type that wouldn't be involved, so I have new ideas every day and that can be good or bad. Okay, so tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap for hihats, 8, then doodoo, snare, doo, snare, doodoo, snare, doo snare, da..... this da is important, then next kick around would sound like this dadoodoo, snare. PLEASE READ this, it saves a lot of time just knowing this one trick, I would have loved to know it sooner, but to be honest I found it from another FL Studio user "Warbeats" who simplifies everything. So go check him out as he gets into this basic math with accessible videos. Yes I'm saying I want to do this myself, but he seems to know the theory for real, whereas my theory is like street theory. Or hack theory, but that's bs because I work hard for my songs. Like with art knowing the math gives you leverage, but you still need to work hard. You need to know that millions of people before us learned musical theory and we just picked up a guitar why do we deserve to give advice. But this generation is the most musically mathematical that there has ever been. So even in the future signing and producing a young Grace Vanderwaal type artist would be so special, because I could teach and get out of the way, teach and get out of the way. Justin Beiber was that way how he was seen to be reckless you have to let them grow up, but now he's a professional about all of his business and speaks out about faith and Jesus in his life. One constant for me is that one-two, tawanto, ta ta, tawanto, one two, tawanto, ta one, ta two two. Is a decent way to think about rhythm. Think about it like codes of grace. If you embark on the mental journey to make things soul satisfying you need patience and a lot of grace. So you need tough love lessons, lots of work, skill, and heck a bit of luck. But luck comes later usually when there are 100 bands vying for one spot. Unless you get so good at something unique you will always have faithful fans and you just need to keep delivering. Then you are a consummate professional. Learning timing is everything for making music. If you are a recording artist with a moderate income you can become famous if your stuff is good now. Its the moderate income part that means you don't need to turn a profit right away. Its the recording artist, you don't need to go on tour so you save major expenses. You make a higher percentage because you produce it yourself. Being famous is based on the stuff being good, or in fact great, but there are degrees of famous and noble in the eyes of every different magazine. What it comes down to it are you Celine Dion and you annoy hundreds but you please thousands and you were downright meant for the job? So tapping your feet when you're practicing guitar. Singing the song lowly as a perfect background for the lead singer. For the lead singer they need to so perfectly in time that when you learn your song for on stage it comes out naturally that it was always meant to be. That's when you know you've got a hit, and that pretty much from now on you can bank on hits. I don't listen to Adele because its a whole different genre of music than my likes but I bet she has 1 million special fans that will always support her or more, because she is the best at what she does. Everyone kind and caring finds their niche because to not upset the apple cart is morally righteous if you're not bound to any contract that takes credit for past flaws. You don't have to be a political activist to make a difference, at least not a typical one. I'm not thinking of hacking or protesting, I'm talking about prophesying on a beat, speaking the real truth hitting the moment and leaving a mark. Some people are born for big entrances, but we're all born to make it to the middle where we realize everyone just wants to grow old and live happy. Get the soul in that tap, reach down in your fearful self and turn the echos of people dissing your effort into perfect micro sync to a perfect rhythm, which is why learning to map backing tracks is so important. Lets say you add a bass, two notes sustained enough repeated over and over can get a lyricist or a musician making a whole new song that has never been made. But people tend to think that mapping drums is static and boring. No, you need to learn the layers of drums, build ups, pump ups, basic back yard rap. In the end people like me are going to become the teachers and instead of me being the next Eminem some kid I help will make miracles mundane. The potential for rock hop is tantalizing like why hasn't anyone picked up after Rage Against The Machine? I know how to do those snares too like they have a kick around regular tempo but it progresses and changes, so its rappable but its also unique, its going to find you better lyrics then typical rap beats. But in the end I would be convincing the blind. I am going to figure out how to put some of my music up tonight. Enough for now, Good evening and Good night. -Dave
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