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How the drums work: Basic beat over 1 bar 1 2 3 Count Beat Snare Drum Bass Drum THE DRUM KIT 5:

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2 How the drums work: Basic beat over 1 bar Count Beat Snare Drum Bass Drum THE DRUM KIT 5: Drum track – Syncopation & Polyrhythm 1.Chn = 10 2.PRG = 1 3. Bnk = Map = The map must be set to GM map. Getting drum kits in Cubase Task: Draw across 4 bars in you r drum track, double click to open editor and then turn quantise back to 1/4

3 2.Attempt composing your own drum beat. Ensure your quantise in 1/4. 1.Select the drumstick tool from the tool bar. 5: Drum track – Syncopation & Polyrhythm Syncopation is where the accent is shifted from the main beat to a weaker beat. It’s a rhythm where the beats have different spacing between them. Task 1: Make your drumbeat syncopated Task 1: Make your drumbeat 1.Select the quantise to 1/32 to make more notes available. 2.Add notes, leave gaps and move existing notes!

4 5: Drum track – Syncopation & Polyrhythm Quantize set to 1/8 Task:OFF BEAT Place a beat in between

5 5: Drum track – Syncopation & Polyrhythm Add another rhythm on the cowbell, triangle or bongo’s Task: Make your drumbeat polyrhythmic A polyrhythm doesn’t have to complicated, it doesn’t mean that you have to add another track – Do it in the same drum track!!

6 5: Drum track – Crash cymbal & drum fill Add a crash cymbal at the beginning of your drum section Task: Crash cymbal CTRL + D Task: Duplicate your drum section 3 times

7 5: Drum track – Crash cymbal & drum fill Use just the toms and this will be another easy mark in area of study 4 Task: Add a drum fill in the 4 th box

8 DIMINUTION QUESTION: These three excerpts all include diminution. What is diminution? TASK : Include Diminution in part 1 of the drums. You’ll need to edit the quantise, why? 5: Drum track – Diminution

9 I NOW HAVE…


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