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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.

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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

1. Chn = 10

2. PRG = 1

3. Bnk = 16256

4. Map = The map must be set to GM map.

Task:

Draw across 4 bars in you r drum track, double click to open editor and then turn quantise back to 1/4

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5: Drum track – Syncopation & Polyrhythm

Task 1:

Make your drumbeat

  • Select the drumstick tool from the tool bar.

2. Attempt composing your own drum beat. Ensure your quantise in 1/4.

Task 1:

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

  • Select the quantise to 1/32 to make more notes available.
  • Add notes, leave gaps and move existing notes!
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5: Drum track – Syncopation & Polyrhythm

Task:

OFF BEAT

Place a beat in between

Quantize set to 1/8

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5: Drum track – Syncopation & Polyrhythm

Task:

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!!

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5: Drum track – Crash cymbal & drum fill

Task:

Crash cymbal

Add a crash cymbal at the beginning of your drum section

Task:

Duplicate your drum section 3 times

CTRL + D

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5: Drum track – Crash cymbal & drum fill

Task:

Add a drum fill in the 4th box

Use just the toms and this will be another easy mark in area of study 4

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5: Drum track – Diminution

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?