I am pleased to present to you a new music resource for your scratch practice.
The idea behind these beats is that they have no strong sound on the “One” count which funks things up and makes them unusual and different from the average hip hop beat.
Take a listen here and then scroll down to the overview for more details and further exploration:
Yaron gives us the lowdown:
“The NoOne idea evolved naturally in various projects that I was involved with as a result of playing with other drummers and with sound tracks.
Because the beat was already marked by another drummer and/or the track, I had space to explore and create grooves with a lot of freedom. Naturally I started to invent grooves that had no strong sound on the first beat of the bar and that brought a fresh and exciting feel to the groove.
Now I would like to share it with other musicians and I hope that it would serve as a seed of creativity for other musicians to go and explore grooves in more unconventional ways.
I hope that you enjoy it.
As far as I know this is the first scratch training product of its kind.
These loops have been intentionally kept minimal to allow you to push yourself with many different styles of grooves and timing. We are all used to scratching over regular 4/4 hip hop beats, but with these loops it is really possible to switch up your brain and come up with some new scratch pattern variations.
- 100 drum loop grooves in high quality format for looping.
- The grooves are 75 BPM – slow enough to learn and really perfect new scratch techniques.
- A few grooves are also provided at 100 BPM for a faster funky feel.
- Great for minimal scratch practice without distractions.
- Let the beat grooves inspire your scratch patterns.
- Get back to basics.
Suggestions of how to use and get the most from these grooves.
- Choose a loop.
- Loop it up in your favourite software (Serato, Traktor, iTunes) and let it play so you can get a feel for the rhythm and groove of the beat.
- These loops are not your average timings. Use them to trigger new scratch patterns and break away from your average standard 4/4 hip hop beats.
- Start with the beat at regular speed and then gradually increase it with the pitch slider to get faster (speed booster).
- Use the beats to practice specific scratch patterns over., e.g a chirp flare or a boomerang.
- Place your own samples over the top of the drum beats. (Please do not sell products using these drum loops, but contact us for licensing options)
- Scratch instrument sounds over the beats rather than just the standard ahhh and fresh or words to create scratch compositions.
Let’s get scratching!
If you use NoOne Grooves, please link us to your work – we would love to see how you have used it creatively!
Until next time…