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Make Your Beats by Justin East

Whether you're into R&B, soul, or hip hop, the surest way to establishing a name for yourself in the music industry remains the same: you should make your beats while still maintaining your own brand of music.

Understandably, the thought of making your own beats can be rather daunting. Still, you must do your best to see this as a challenge rather than allowing it to discourage you from pursuing your dreams.

Make Your Beats Count...Start by Mastering Your Genre

Of course, don't take this advice to the extreme and challenge yourself into developing a totally new genre. While that's certainly doable, you might need to widen your repertoire a bit before targeting your goal. Meanwhile, there's nothing wrong with devoting your time to polishing your skills and broadening your understanding of your chosen genre. Explore the works of your peers and see if they can inspire you into making your own beats better than ever.

By taking the time to master your genre, you've already placed yourself a step ahead of similarly debuting artists and increasing your potential as a music artist.

One great thing about today's music industry is the improved accessibility to the necessary equipment for hopeful musicians such as yourself. Nowadays, you don't need to spend a huge amount of cash just to afford the requisite technology for making your own beats.

Creating the right beat for your music consists of three major components: midi drum patterns, audio loops, and bass line. These components are applicable to all kinds of music so it's imperative that you understand how they work and what they can contribute to your music.

A song's bass line is its underlying frame. It is composed of a set of notes or beats that will be played from start to finish and which all other elements of your song would have to work with in order to maintain an audible sense of harmony.

Spend as much time as you want refining your bass line. If your bass line doesn't work, the rest of the song won't work either.

The second component you need to concentrate on is the audio loop. This is a general favorite among rap & hip hop beat makers. They are commonly used for altering your music's primary theme or mood. To create one, you simply mix a set of notes from musical instrument or any other viable source of sound. With audio loops, you're free to play and experiment in any way you wish until you hit upon the ideal set of beats.

Last but not the least, you need to create midi drum patterns which go well with the rest of the piece. You can use one set or pattern of notes or merge different sets. Anything goes as long as it enhances rather than detracting from your work.

Sometimes, midi drum patterns aren't a pattern at all. Instead, they're made up of a diverse set of beats but played as repeating loops and acting as something akin to a secondary tier of melody or beat.

To summarize: making your beats always start with building a compelling bass line to stand as your music's foundation then solidifying it with equally well-developed audio loops and one or several midi drum patterns.

If you're ready to make your beats then don't let anything stop you from creating beautiful music for the entire world to hear.

Justin East, an aspiring, critically acclaimed producer and music enthusiast, is a leading authority on Sonic Producer, a user friendly way to make your own beats at home.

For more detailed info on how to make your beats, visit Justin on the web=> Make Your Beats

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