5: Drum track – Syncopation & Polyrhythm . THE DRUM KIT. http://www.drumnuts.com/GAMES/Virtual-Drums-Buckle.php. Snare Drum. Bass Drum. How the drums work: Basic beat over 1 bar . Count. 1 2 3 . Beat. Getting drum kits in Cubase.
THE DRUM KIT
How the drums work: Basic beat over 1 bar
1 2 3
Getting drum kits in Cubase
1. Chn = 10
2. PRG = 1
3. Bnk = 16256
4. Map = The map must be set to GM map.
Draw across 4 bars in you r drum track, double click to open editor and then turn quantise back to 1/4
Make your drumbeat
2. Attempt composing your own drum beat. Ensure your quantise in 1/4.
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.
Make your drumbeat syncopated
Place a beat in between
Quantize set to 1/8
Make your drumbeat polyrhythmic
Add another rhythm on the cowbell, triangle or bongo’s
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!!
Add a crash cymbal at the beginning of your drum section
Duplicate your drum section 3 times
CTRL + D
Add a drum fill in the 4th box
Use just the toms and this will be another easy mark in area of study 4
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?