the first parts of this tutorial, we have
been playing in the sequencer allready.
We've been dealing with the different
rhythms of the drums et cetera. So it can be
assumed, that you have some basic knowledge
allready about your sequencer.
Your sequencer can most likely play
loops. You select a start and an end point,
and the sequencer will play the midi data in
these measures. Let's make our sequencer
play a two measure loop.
The sequencer will be able to record the
notes that you play through an external
keyboard, and it will have a "Piano
Roll" from where you can easily program
midi data as well. Most people will find,
that a combination of programming and
playing is the best.
There are also those who think that
programming is not "political
correct". This is nonsens. A lot of
music is programmed. Programming a good
riddim is just as much a form of art as
In this tutorial, we will not make much
differentiation between programming and
playing. As we go through the next chapters,
you will find that the tips can be applied
It's time to start creating the riddim.
The first thing we have to do, is filling
the two measures which we have assigned our
sequencer to loop. We must create a basic
drum rhythm, a bassline and the chords in
the riddim section.
Let's do it!