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Other drum software besides AD2

I use Addictive Drums a lot in my example videos since I think it’s the easiest the use and has great sound. For all of you who use different drum software, I researched the MIDI learn function and/or Drum Mapping. Click on the tabs to go to the drum software that you use and read […]

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Become a Patron! ⭐ And/or tell your friends ⭐ And/or send your feedback to rob@questforgroove.com

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More or less than 16 pads / other layouts

If you currently own a pad controller that does not have a 16 pad, 4×4 configuration you’re in the right place. Obviously, my lessons are tailored towards 4×4 pad controllers but in the tabs on this page you’ll find some suggestions on how to configure other controllers. Those suggestions should at least get you through […]

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Using email the right way

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Introduction

Pad Layout Soft snare velocity adjustment Hi hat velocity curve Main snare top-off

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Standalone pad controllers (no computer needed)

There are pad controllers that do not require a computer or software in order to function. The sounds come directly from the controller. The most well known devices on the market right now are the Akai MPC Live, AKAI MPC-X and the AKAI Force. All of these devices are expensive and will cost over $1000,- […]

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Section 1 > Lesson 1

In this lesson we’ll learn 1 beat and 1 fill. The goal is to get acquainted with the patterns and play them by heart. You don’t have to be able to play them awesomely and make them groove because that’s what the next few lessons are about. You’ll find the beat and the fill written […]

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1: School Boy Crush

Printable PDF The pattern from left to right, with two optional snare hits at the end The whole pattern Play this three times And this one once and then repeat. Right hand exercise Play this and try and insert the left hand without any changes to what your right hand is doing.

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Sh*t not working (Troubleshooting guide)

If you followed the instructions in the lessons above to the best of your abilities but things are not working as they should, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s troubleshoot this mofo/biatch/any curseword you prefer. You’re probably suffering from one or a combination of these issues: – 1. Sound with a lot of latency […]

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Section 1 > Lesson 2

In this lesson we’ll use click tracks to help us get the timing of our beat and fill right. The backing click track is not a regular metronome. Every drum sound has it’s own click sound so you can identify the kick, snare, hihat and other pads. The click tracks can be found in the […]

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Set up your Maschine Mk3

Download controller editor. Install Addictive Drums 2 (demo or paid version). Make sure everything is connected and all drivers are installed. Make sure your Maschine software is not running. Follow the instructions in the video. In Addictive Drums, Configure the sounds of your pad controller like the diagram below. When you’re runnnig the demo software […]

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Safe Practice & Preventing Injury

Injury can occur if you don’t take certain safety precautions while finger drumming. Because you’re making small movements you don’t get tired, but that means you can easily bang your hands on a hard surface for way too long. Don’t practice for too long at a time. My advice is to keep it at an […]

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Section 1 > Lesson 3

In this lesson I’m introducing two instrumental parts to jam along to. The main one is just a bass part and optionally there’s a track with a bass and a guitar. The goal is for you to be able to jam along to real instruments with the beat we’ve learned. The backing tracks can be […]

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Now what?

Congratulations! You made it through the breakbeat course! That’s quite an achievement. These beats aren’t easy to play 🙂 You might actually be ready for one of the premium courses like   Advanced Techniques I’m working hard on creating more content for the website. In the meantime keep an eye on the YouTube channel for weekly video’s. […]

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How to read the diagrams

This is one way of writing down a basic 8th note groove played with one hand This is one way of writing down a basic 16th note groove played with two hands Those beats can also be written down based on what sounds you want to hear. In this case, Kick, Snare and Hi Hat […]

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