Music Fundamentals: Learn Beatmaking with Pen Tapping
MP4 | Video: 1280x720 | 61 kbps | 44 KHz | Duration: 1 Hours | 777 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Learn the basics of drumming, without the expense, by learning pen tapping
Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to learn drums.
My brothers and I would be banging pots and pans and plastic containers in the kitchen, but it never got past that point.
I wasn't allowed to have a drum kit because of the noise and the price, so I never got to learn the drums.
Then, about a year ago, I came across something called pen tapping.
And that's what lead me to my co-instructor, Julius Wright.
Julius made a name for himself several years ago on Youtube -- his top videos have millions of view each.
He is one of the top, if not the most prominent, pure pen tappers in the world.
At the beginning of this year, I decided I wanted to do something to finally learn drums.
I didn't want to buy a kit, I just wanted to learn the basics of how beat making works. Because it's not just about being able to play in a band, it's about understanding the deep structure of any song.
The drum is the heartbeat. It's the structure that everything else leans on for direction.
And it's very important to understand beat making for creating electronic music.
If you've ever tried a program like FL Studio, you know that having a blank slate in front of you, with infinite options for instruments and notes, can be very intimidating.
So wanting to learn pen tapping was a combination of all of these reasons.
I started off on my own, learning pen tapping by slowing down my favorite song by Julius (Midnight over Instrumental) by 8x until it was slow enough that I could start to deconstruct the beat pattern and play it myself on my desk.
Over the months, I practiced that one song over and over.
And then one day, I decided to reach out to Julius to see if he might be interested in teaching a course with me.
Honestly, I never expected to hear back from him. Julius has a lot of things going on and I didn't think teaching a course would be high on his priority list as a musician.
But it turns out Julius was happy to share his skills with the world, and this course is a result of us working together to create a course that will take you from being an uncoordinated mess like I was to being able to play...and UNDERSTAND...how to make a play beats using pen tapping.
Pen tapping is the easiest and fastest way to get started playing the drums and understanding percussion and beat making.
We hope you enjoy the course,