Irrational Time Signatures for Beat Makers

I’m going to explain the concept of irrational time signatures and how this seemingly complex subject can be utilised by music producers and beat makers on a digital audio workstation (DAW). Rather than on a score sheet where it is more commonly used in the case of more traditional music composers.

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Oppenheimer Online Beat Making!

I decided to do a bit of Oppenheimer online beat making. By that I mean I took one of the original soundtracks of the film Oppenheimer and did a bit of sample chopping and flipping to make a Hip Hop beat out of it. Given the Oscars 2024 aren’t that far away, the likes of Oppenheimer is being talked about a lot. I can’t deny the quality of the soundtrack from what I’ve heard. So it seemed like a good opportunity to take something in the current sphere and create something out of it.

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Making Fire Rapping in 3/4 Time

In this video I’m working on rapping in 3/4 time. It’s as part of this obscure song I’m working on called, “Rephrased Yesterdays” which incorporates a combination of experimentalism and vaporwave sounds. This song will incorporate numerous time signatures but one part is in the 3/4 time signature so I thought I’d demonstrate how I go about constructing a verse like this in real time.

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How To Do Grime Basslines

In this video I show you how to do Grime Basslines…  Or rather I show you the basics in how to create 2 different styles of what could broadly be described as Grime basslines.  These are often commonly used in UK Garage and Jungle or Drum & Bass which are of course significant influences on Grime as a genre.Continue reading