[Doggiebox] "D'oh! 4/4 rock beat again!?!" syndrome

Charlie the_lonely_sea at iinet.net.au
Thu Feb 3 07:34:23 EST 2005


Dan,

Thanks for that, I'll give it a go in the next few weeks - 4/4 rock 
beat be-gone I say ....


Cheers

Charlie




On 03/02/2005, at 3:10 PM, Dan Costello wrote:
> Three suggestions to get away from the typical 4/4 rock beat:
> 1. Switch a snare drum hit with a bass drum hit in the same place (or 
> two) all the way through the pattern, or just leave one out.
> (ex.  instead of
> "bass- snare- bass- snare" each measure, try
> "bass- bass- bass- snare" or
> "bass- snare- snare- bass" or
> "bass- .....- bass- snare" etc.)
> 2.  Write lines two bars at a time.  So instead of each measure being 
> basically the same...
> "bass- snare- bass- snare"
> think in terms of a longer pattern to be repeated:
> "bass- snare- bass- bass      snare- bass- bass- snare"
> 3.  Expand each measure within DB (creating more subdivisions of each 
> beat), and put the bass drum ANYWHERE but beat THREE.
> "B  /  /  /  S  /  /  B  /  B  B  /  S  /  B  /"
> "1  /  /  /  2  /  /  /  3  /  /  /  4  /  /  /"
>
> Hope this helps.
> DC



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