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TopHatter
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Suggestions?

Postby TopHatter » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:16 pm

Yo, so I've been working on a song/reimagining of Sacrificial from The Binding of Isaac. So far, I have the melody and accompaniment for it complete, but I'm at a loss as to how to add a drumbeat. Everything I seem to try seems to either not fit, sound like garbage, or both. I'd really appreciate it if I could get some help with this.

The song I need help with is called Eyesack.ftm. The other, ftm.ftm, is just something I made spontaneously and I figured I'd share that as well, as I'm pretty proud of it kinda.
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Re: Suggestions?

Postby Potentialing » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:14 pm

Hey, it's nice to see you again! I'm guessing you are trying to use a 4/4 kick,snare,kick,snare rhythm for this song. The thing is, this song actually uses a different, compound time. I'm not going to get too technicaleven though i pretty much just did anyway lol, but know that your song is currently in 6/8 time, each measure divisible by six 8th notes. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meter_%28music%29

In any case, you're probably used to putting your kicks on beat 1 and 3, snares on beat 2 and 4, and counting your beats by quarter notes (the 4 on the bottom of the "fraction" time signature, 4/4.

Because your song is in 6/8, you should be counting your beats in 8th notes (the 8 is the bottom in 6/8) and breaking up your measures every "6" beats (measured in 8th notes). Likewise, you should put your kicks on beat 1/6 and your snares on beat 4/6.

I've attached an example to demonstrate what I mean. (I've also re-aligned the song so the patterns are broken up in 6/8 time too)

The beat I made in the FTM is pretty barebones, so it could use some variation/what have you, so feel free to play around with the edit!
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Re: Suggestions?

Postby TopHatter » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:48 pm

Yo, thanks dude! It's nice to see you again as well.
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