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What to buy?

My up to date recommendations on what stuff to buy are in the other tab on this page. Right now you’re in the ‘Summary tab’ and if you click on ‘Current Recommendations’ you’ll see everything you need. The video is about what stuff you need in general terms. It also explains why you need all […]

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3 Basic Beat Variations

In this lesson we’ll create 3 variations of the basic beat based on the concepts we’ve learned. As you can see, the possibilities are endless already!. Remember, if you’re just starting out it’s ok to sound like crap. Feel free to send all your questions my way, or… Hire me as your personal music coach […]

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Installing everything

Once you’ve got all the gear you need, you can hook everything up and install the necessary software. Make sure to register all the devices you bought on the website of the manufacturer. This way you can get the latest drivers, firmware and in some cases other free software. Always install the latest drivers, update […]

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Some cool drum fills

Just like with the beat variations we can create fill variations easily. Again, the possibilities are endless. If you are enjoying these lessons please consider… 3 ways to support the Quest for Groove Fill #1 Fill #2 Fill #3

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Introduction

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Pad Layout

Here’s the basic Quest for Groove pad layout. Note that if you’re left handed, you want to mirror this layout! All relevant videos on this website can also be mirrored by checking a box in your account settings. The easy way to set this up is to use the “Midi Learn” function inside your drum […]

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A Golden Tip

I would like to conclude the “playing” section with a very important piece of information to keep in mind throughout your finger drumming journey. Make sure to check out the next section in which I answer some interesting questions. And know that this is only the beginning so… Check out some suggestions on what to […]

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Practice Schedule

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Summary / Quickstart

* I realised that the best thing to do for a quickstart guide was to write it down with some pictures instead of creating a video of me just repeating what I said earlier. ** So, if you notice you need more details, make sure you’ve checked out all the videos that came before this […]

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What to do next?

Grooving & Improving Course (free start)

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Week 1

There’s a new version of this course! Note that this is the old version of the course! Check out the bigger, better, brand new Grooving & Improving course over here. Printable PDF Beat A Beat B Fill I’ve created diagrams for every beat and fill in this course. You can always find them on another […]

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Maschine Mk3

Before we start – Make sure you’ve checked out the Installing Everything, Pad Layout and Summary/Quickstart lessons because everything you need to know is explained there in general terms. Some things you need to know about the Maschine Mk3 (the big one, not the Mikro) – Obviously, all Maschine products come with the Maschine Software, […]

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Why you sound like crap

Feel free to send me a message (rob@questforgroove.com) and/or Let me be your personal tutor

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Week 2

There’s a new version of this course! Note that this is the old version of the course! Check out the bigger, better, brand new Grooving & Improving course over here. Printable PDF Beat A Beat B (last weeks Beat A) Fill Beat A + Fill Audio Files

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Akai MPD218/226/232

Before we start – Make sure you’ve checked out the Installing Everything, Pad Layout and Summary/Quickstart lessons because everything you need to know is explained there in general terms. Register, Install, Update – Create an account on akaipro.com, register the device and then download and install all the software and firmware updates that they suggest. […]

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