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I can relate to your situation. I am a songwriter/composer as well and I am decent on guitar - but totally lousy on drums. So I rely on sampled loops in my Boss BR800 Multi Track recorder that I can adjust the tempo and add fills, and endings and variations. The software will even let me create custom drum tracks from the existing loops/samples. ...


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I forced myself to learn (on a Boss drum machine in the 80's) from drummer's books. These books are not that expensive. Search Amazon for instance - there are a few that have hundreds of patterns and can keep you busy for a while. You can learn so much that way. You can also find drum tabs online. Sites such as this - http://drumbum.com/drumtabs. ...


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Sure, even within limits of the most traditional tonal harmony, you naturally have some major and some minor (and one diminshed, to be thorough) chords within a major tonality. let's take for example the tonality of C major, and produce the natural (more properly "diatonic") chords (more properly, "triads") contained in this tonality, one per degree of the ...


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First you should start with what key you want your music to be in - maybe a major key if your song is a Pop song. Then, you need to work out how many beats in a bar your music is going to have: 4/4, 3/4, 8/8? Now, to compose the melody of your music, imagine how you want your music to be. I can't help you with your melody, because you are the only one who ...



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