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Drumming: Where do backbeats/snares go in 2/2 time

When there are 4 beats in the bar, 'Back Beat' is accenting 2 and 4. It's a 4/4 thing. Or music that COULD be notated in 4/4. Asking where to put the back beat in a two-in-the bar time is like asking ...
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Drumming: Where do backbeats/snares go in 2/2 time

The question has fallen into the traps of thinking that the drum beat and back beat are based on quarter notes and that the drum beat necessarily corresponds to the time signature. What's "really&...
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What should be key considerations when splicing drum loops?

The "technically correct" way to slice would be to have each slice point at the latest possible moment before each drum hit. You want the section before the slice to end before the click ...
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What should be key considerations when splicing drum loops?

I'm not an Ableton user, but I have edited drum loops in Audition, Sonar, and Pro Tools. Clicks at edit points usually mean the edit was not made at a point where the waveform is crossing zero. If ...
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Drumming: Where do backbeats/snares go in 2/2 time

As Laurence Payne wrote, the question isn't answerable in a satisfactory way, because 2/2 meter isn't really a thing in the genres you asked about – very seldom will people say a piece is in 2/2 (or 2/...
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Drumming: Where do backbeats/snares go in 2/2 time

The time signature 4/4 means: each bar has 4 beats, and those beats are crotchets (quarter-notes). The strong beat is on 1, a medium beat is on 3, and beats 2 and 4 are both weak: 1 2 3 4 S w M w ...
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What’s this drum notation symbol (X in the top gap)

That's a rim shot on the first tom. I'm a drummer I do drum set and marching band snare.
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Drums: kick drum substitute for practise at home

Having already spent 30 Euros I think a kid's 3 piece drum set for around $100-125 US would seem affordable for you. I'm not sure about your local availability, but in the US a kid's kit can be mail ...
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