Need drum theory and programming tutorials

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Darwinist
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Need drum theory and programming tutorials

Post by Darwinist » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:25 pm

Just got into Ableton Live and beat making in general, I´m coming to grips with the program and can see the awesome potential for beat creation. I´d dabbled in a bunch of other music programs before but Live really brings it all together.

Now I just need to learn how to make good beats :oops:

I´m totally uneducated musically, although I have a relatively good head for beats, and most music theory tutorials I´ve been able to dig up on the net seem to focus on melody, which isn´t what I´m interested in (at least not yet).

So does anyone know of good tutorials or handbooks(preferably online) that can teach you about different rhythms, flams, paradiddles, polyrhythms and all that good stuff in a programming context rather than live drumming context?

I´m interested in hip-hop, reggae, dnb, trip-hop and basically all phat beats and percussion.....

Thanks in advance!

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Post by leisuremuffin » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:49 pm

have a look in a music shop at drum books.

some drum books have patterns written in an almost "step sequencer" kind of notation rather than regular notes. I've seen a bunch of latin and african drum books that were written this way.


also, it is a very good idea to learn how to read rythym in regular notation. its not that hard.





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Post by JahGuide » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:52 pm

This one is cheap and will get you going with tons of ideas for the styles you want to make.

http://www.amazon.com/Machine-Patterns- ... F8&s=books

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Post by kennerb » Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:39 pm

This site has some good info on dub production.

http://www.interruptor.ch/dub.shtml


There are tons of percussion midi files out there too if you do a google search. Those can be fun to tear apart to see how they are built.
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Post by continuous » Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:51 am

JahGuide wrote:This one is cheap and will get you going with tons of ideas for the styles you want to make.

http://www.amazon.com/Machine-Patterns- ... F8&s=books
Thanks for the recommends... looks great. Got it for $5.50 on Amazon.

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Post by continuous » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:18 am

This "200 Drum Machine Patterns" book is going to really change shit for me on a bunch of levels.

JahGuide thanks for sharing for realz!

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Post by onslaught » Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:00 am

There are some great tips n tutorials at tweakheadz.com

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Post by suburbanbather » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:16 pm

http://www.ravenspiral.com/ravenspiralg ... piralguide'

Start at page 61. The entire article is a good read though.

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