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Offline Trish

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STRUMMING - good link and a question
« on: March 11, 2018, 08:35:14 am »
Hi guys,
I'm always searching for extra info on the net 😊 And I came across this site where they have a little video tutorial on strumming for beginners https://www.yourguitaracademy.com/courses/acoustic-beginners/lessons/essentials-part-1
I follow Justin course (I like it better) but I'd like to do my strumming practice with some drums beats similar to the video but since I don't know much about music...
THE QUESTION:
Do you know any easy software (I checked apps aleready) or file in sound cloud where I can do the metronome stuff but in a drum beats fashion (to spice things up)...
 :) :) thankssss

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Re: STRUMMING - good link and a question
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 09:16:32 am »
On YouTube, there should be a whole bunch of drums only backing tracks in a bunch of styles and speeds.

Just search "drums only backing track xxx bpm", for example "drums only backing track 80 bpm" got me these ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH1MrhJZ2NA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT2TTTHA91U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_jnRMSgCM8

Otherwise, software like GuitarPro (not cheap, but I think a worthwhile investment) allows you to write a beat or isolate it from a downloaded tab and adjust the bpm as you please.

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Re: STRUMMING - good link and a question
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 09:31:00 am »
On Android I used to use an app called Metrodrum, which was OK, but had no visual beat guide.

I now use an app called Real Metronome by Gismart, as although it's got a limited selection of beats (not as many Metrodrum), it's easier to change BPM and you get a nice visual display of what beat you're one. I find it ideal for practicing.

There are plenty other apps that let you create your own drum backing tracks, but the ones I tried I always found them too much hassle to setup/change beat patterns/tempos. I want to be able to open the app, select a drum beat, then vary the tempo as needed.

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Re: STRUMMING - good link and a question
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 09:41:21 am »
This is Internet based but looks pretty good. You need Flash for it though. This gives you a drum loop library, allows setting the BPM to what you want and many other options. Might be ideal for what you want if you can be on the net for what you want to do. I don't know if you phone based. But one idea is you could find a groove you want to play to and simply record it. The phone might work for this? Or if on a PC you could track/record it with a DAW and then forever have the drum loop to practice too.

https://www.drumbot.com/projects/drumbot/

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Re: STRUMMING - good link and a question
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 01:18:11 pm »
On YouTube, there should be a whole bunch of drums only backing tracks in a bunch of styles and speeds.

Just search "drums only backing track xxx bpm", for example "drums only backing track 80 bpm" got me these ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH1MrhJZ2NA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT2TTTHA91U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_jnRMSgCM8

Otherwise, software like GuitarPro (not cheap, but I think a worthwhile investment) allows you to write a beat
or isolate it from a downloaded tab and adjust the bpm as you please.

Thanks a bunch! I was having trouble about what terms to use in my searching, so I wasn't finding what I wanted. I'll give these a go 😊

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Re: STRUMMING - good link and a question
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 01:21:20 pm »
On Android I used to use an app called Metrodrum, which was OK, but had no visual beat guide.

I now use an app called Real Metronome by Gismart, as although it's got a limited selection of beats (not as many Metrodrum), it's easier to change BPM and you get a nice visual display of what beat you're one. I find it ideal for practicing.

There are plenty other apps that let you create your own drum backing tracks, but the ones I tried I always found them too much hassle to setup/change beat patterns/tempos. I want to be able to open the app, select a drum beat, then vary the tempo as needed.

My exact feeling lol I was trying to find an app that I can open select the beat and tempo and use it. The ones I found yesterday weren't straight forward 😊 I'll check the Real Metronome if I find it in Apple Store .
Thanks for your suggestion

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Re: STRUMMING - good link and a question
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 01:24:47 pm »
This is Internet based but looks pretty good. You need Flash for it though. This gives you a drum loop library, allows setting the BPM to what you want and many other options. Might be ideal for what you want if you can be on the net for what you want to do. I don't know if you phone based. But one idea is you could find a groove you want to play to and simply record it. The phone might work for this? Or if on a PC you could track/record it with a DAW and then forever have the drum loop to practice too.

https://www.drumbot.com/projects/drumbot/

Get the beat and rock on!
LB

Thanks for your time to help 😊 I use my phone or my iPad just for convenience but since I live in a shoebox of a flat 😂😁 I could use my desktop if I move 3 steps to the left haha
I'll check your link; I was looking for a drum loop library as I found GarageBand (the apple thingy) a bit too complicated at the moment

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Re: STRUMMING - good link and a question
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 09:17:46 pm »
The Neumann/Sennheiser 'Drum Mic A' instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt sampler (there's a free version of that too) is free and very high quality, I do all my practice with it recently. Desktop only as far as I know.

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2013/07/16/drummica-sennheiser/

http://sennheiser.us/drummica.html

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Re: STRUMMING - good link and a question
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 09:36:36 pm »
The Neumann/Sennheiser 'Drum Mic A' instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt sampler (there's a free version of that too) is free and very high quality, I do all my practice with it recently. Desktop only as far as I know.

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2013/07/16/drummica-sennheiser/

http://sennheiser.us/drummica.html

Thanks for your help 😊

 

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