How do I get started making a beat? Part 2
There’s no one “right” way to get started making beats. Here are a couple of ways that others get started. Try them out and see what works for you.
Here are three ways you can get started making a beat.
- Messing around with sound right away
- Listening to a beat you like and trying to make your own version
- Using tutorials to learn how to make a type of beat
Now we’re going to try. . .
Listening to a beat you like and trying to make your own version
- Listen to several beats you like and choose one to use as your inspiration. It doesn’t need to be exact.
- Figure out the different parts of the beat as you listen. Try some of these strategies:
- Beatbox or tap/bang on a surface and hum along with the beat
- Use a web-based digital audio workstation (DAW) like the Splice Sounds BeatMaker or BandLab Drum Machine to create something that sounds like the beat you like.
Don’t worry about how close your version is to the original. This is just a way to get started.
Share What You Learned
- Write a brief post or share a video selfie that explains what it was like to listen to a beat and then make your own version.
- How did listening to a beat and then trying to make your own version help you get started making a beat?
- What other resources or information do you think would be helpful?