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Drum Programming Masterclass: COMPLETE (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

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Build Better Beats through drum programming patterns and style tips including hip hop drum programming and much more!

What you'll learn:
  • At the completion of this class, students will be able to use basic beat patterns, and build unique and progressive beats from their own sample libraries
  • The 6 keys to understanding meter and pulse
  • The 3 most important elements of the drum pattern
  • The 5 keys to a drum groove with "feel"
  • The most important elements to the "basic pattern"
  • The top 5 reasons to add "swing" to your patterns

** Udemy Top Seller ** Courses by this instructor are consistently listed in Top Selling Music Courses.

This course is "5-Star Certified"by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

This is a class designed for music producers who are ready to get serious about drum programming. The art of programming drums on a MIDIgrid, 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.

100%Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes.

I'll be using Ableton Live and some Logic in this course, but it will be easy to following 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.

DRUM PROGRAMMING MASTERCLASS, COMPLETE is a comprehensive class - that means there are three (3!) different classes that together make the complete sequence. This is the COMPLETE sequence and includes all of parts 1, 2, and 3.

Also in the class, we will be doing a number of analysis projects. That just means we will load up some tracks, and re-construct 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.

Topics include:

  • Tools of the trade

  • Working on the Audio Grid and MIDIGrid

  • The Bar

  • The Pulse

  • The 8th and the 16th

  • Meter

  • "Counting" Bars

  • Reading Drum Patterns

  • Percussion Elements

  • Cymbals

  • Where to find good, free, samples (My favorite sites!)

  • Forming the Groove

  • Variation

  • Modulation

  • Genre

  • Feel

  • Swing

  • The "Basic Pattern"

  • Off Beats and Down Beats

  • Dynamics

  • Syncopation

  • Why work with samplers?

  • How samplers work

  • The classic hardware samplers:The Roland 808

  • Note On, Note Off Issues

  • Velocity

  • Drum and Bass patterns

  • "Playing It In"

  • Quantization Settings

  • Controllers

  • Recording Controllers

  • Using Ableton's Groove Settings

  • Dubstep Patterns

  • Using Effects in a Drum Pattern

  • Filtering

  • Delay Effects

  • Reversed Sounds

  • Pitch Shifting

  • Elements of Trap

  • Programming Trap Beats

  • Dynamic Effects

  • Ghost Notes

  • Noise Risers

  • Humanism

  • Finding the beat in a track

  • Matching swing settings (or not)

  • Using multiple beats on the same track

  • Programming Hip Hop Beats

  • Transitions and the Beat

  • "The Breath"

  • Transition Examples

  • Fills

  • Sidechaining (side-chain)

  • Programming Footwork beats

  • Syncopation

  • Pitch and Drums

  • Tuning Kick samples

  • Melodic Percussion

  • Mixing drums

  • Frequency space and drums

  • Programming Funk

  • Programming Glitch

  • Using Glitch plugins

  • FREEplugins for advanced techniques

  • ... And much more!!!

Analysis Tracks:

  • John B:Up All Night

  • Sub Focus:X-Ray

  • Konflict:The Beckoning

  • Skrillex:Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

  • Flux Pavillion:ICan't Stop

  • Gent and Jawns:Turn Up

  • Bro Safari:The Drop

  • Snoop Dogg:Nothing But a G Thang

  • Eminem:Lose Yourself

  • Dessa:Skeleton Key

  • Boylen:High Life

  • DJSlugo:114799

  • The Meters:Cissy Strut

  • James Brown:Cold Sweat

  • Prince:Sexy MF

  • The Winstons:Amen Brother

  • ...And many more!

    And of course, once you sign up for any part, you automatically get huge discounts on all of my other classes.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Beat Programming in a more comprehensive way than this. Start here.

The course is a roadmap to MAKING STUNNING TRACKS with better drums.

All the tools you need to produce great drum tracks are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course"button so you can start making better beats today.

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Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

"It seems like every little detail is being covered in anextremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier."-M.Shah

"Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. Ibought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.."- Z. Palce

"Excellent explanations!No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

"VERYCOOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now Idon't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" -Jeffrey Koury

"I am learning LOTS!And I really like having the worksheets!" -A. Deichsel

"The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!"- J. Pook

"Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith


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