Beatstruggles has definitely come a long way in the past year, but only because of hard work, working together well with otherss, and above all, being HONEST.
So this video was 100% improvised and I’ll just break down a few things here and there from inside the video.
First, Beatstruggles is launching a new bundle this Sound Pack Flyer called “Cream of the Crop”.
The reason for Cream of the Crop is because these kits are supreme. I am definitely a big fan of all 3 of these kits. I am amazed that I was able to get all 3 of these kits into the sound pack flyer!
You can read the reviews by using the search bar above, and enter in the names of the kits in the image. (High Impact, 808 Drums, Anno Domini Drum Collection).
Really, a big part of making music is your sounds. Although, in order to be unique and creative, you must be willing to make your own sounds! Now.. you can do this by taking others sounds, tweaking them, and using them for your own purposes, but you are never allowed to tweak others sounds, and resell! — Only for your purposes! (That’s important!)
I personally, have come a very long way, from first:
Actually learning how to make the beat. How to add effects on to the mixer.. learning what each effect does, and learning how to implement new ideas into the beat to give creativeness and uniqueness.
Mixing.. this is aHUGEEEE learning curve. And I personally am still no where near where I would like to be on mixing. But it’s all a process. If you take one thing at a time, everything shall fall into place. Do a little practice here and there, start learning how EQ’s can effect your music, pianos, kicks etc.
Mastering is also a huge learning curve. If you are 100% new to audio, not knowing what anything does etc. I was there. I knew nothing. I was introduced to FL Studio from a good buddy, and just keep practicing and pursuing.
For the first year it was really nothing but beats, maybe a little bit of mixing here and there. Only in the past year or two, I’ve really dipped into mixing and mastering since I’ve been creating my own music with lyrics to sell. Check out my first CD on iTunes here.
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So don’t get discouraged,
Everything will fall into place, but you must take one thing at a time, and not give up.
In this beat I put my piano skills to work. Knowing your piano scales helps sooo much in making beats. As you could see in the video, I just improvised loops and I was coming out with things that just sounded good.
Not cause of my rhythm I was playing them in, but because I was hitting the same notes in the same scale!
This video may make you understand more about scales http://beatstruggles.com/piano-lessons-with-gratuitous-vol-1/
For more info on the beat making, watch the video and listen very closely. I try to explain the reason I do things, and why I do them.