About This Course

This course uses Ableton Live and some Logic, but it will be easy to follow along on whatever program you are most comfortable with. We will start the class off with basic rhythm theory, and learning where typically we put the kick, the snare, and the hi-hats. Then we will learn to adapt that pattern to work for a number of different styles.

This is a class designed for music producers who are ready to get serious about drum programming. The art of programming drums on a MIDI grid, in drum machines, or with audio files can be tricky to master, but when you finish this class, your tracks will have the extra energy that comes from professional drum tracks.

Also in the class we will be doing a number of analysis projects. That just means we will load up some tracks, and reconstruct the beat in the track. Doing this will help us to see how those beats are built, and guide us in making our own beats.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are making tracks, but want a better handle on how to program drums.
  • Students are interested in electronic music and want to learn the fundamentals of drum programming.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned rhythms and patterns in drum programming.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Welcome And Introduction 00:00:00
About Me 00:00:00
Tools 00:00:00
Section 2 - Working With Beats On The Grid
Making Beats In Your Audio Sequencer 00:00:00
Making Beats With The MIDI Grid 00:00:00
Section 3 - Reading The Timeline
The Bar 00:00:00
The Beat Or Pulse 00:00:00
The 8th And 16th 00:00:00
Meter 00:00:00
Counting Bars 00:00:00
Reading Drum Patterns 00:00:00
Section 4 - Elements Of The Drum Pattern
The Three Essentials 00:00:00
Percussion 00:00:00
More Cymbals 00:00:00
Other Sounds 00:00:00
Where To Find Good Drum Samples For Free 00:00:00
Section 5 - What We Look For In A Drum Pattern
Building A Groove 00:00:00
Variation 00:00:00
Modulation 00:00:00
Simplicity And Genre 00:00:00
Feel Or Swing 00:00:00
Section 6 - The Basic Pattern
The Basic Pattern Overview 00:00:00
The Basic Pattern 00:00:00
Adding Off-Beats 00:00:00
The Importance Of Tempo 00:00:00
Section 7 - Building On The Basic Pattern
Dynamics 00:00:00
Adding Variation With Percussion 00:00:00
Syncopation 00:00:00
Swing 00:00:00
Humanism 00:00:00
Section 8 - Genre 1: Programming A House Beat
About Genres 00:00:00
Finding Our Sounds 00:00:00
The Basics Of A House Beat 00:00:00
Adding More Elements 00:00:00
Dynamics 00:00:00
Analysis: Sam Paganini, Satellite 00:00:00
Section 9 - Analysis: Daft Punk
Finding The Right Sounds 00:00:00
Building The Pattern 00:00:00
Swing Elements 00:00:00
Section 10 - Wrap Up
What Next: Samplers, Effects, And Sound Design 00:00:00
Thanks For Watching 00:00:00
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