Tips to Get the Right Groove

Good Hip-Hop Music has a typical regular rhythmic pattern with clear vocals on the top of the beat. To get the hit, treat your song seriously to blend into the right sounding groove and harmonize with the drum pattern.

If you are beginner, try to quantify the templates available in sequencers. Through this method, you can achieve the right amount of grooves and apply it to your tracks.

The right hip-hop sounding grooves are usually based on 16th notes. The percentage of the swing value could influence the tempo.

The range of the swing value is between 57%-83%. At the range of 100%, the sounding groove would push the 16th notes to the preceding 8th notes. If the swing value is 50%, you get straight 16th notes. When you cross the swing value to 57%, the groove begins to relax. At ca.70percentage, you succeed the classic Hip-Hop sound.

If you like to create a variation and a unique sounding groove, try this.

Create a kick at 1 and 3 plus claps on 2 and 4 on a standard 4/4-drum pattern. Then, fix the grid to 24 and insert a kick anywhere on the grid. Play it back. Move the kick around until it satisfies your ear. If you insert another kick while moving it around could produce a variety of Hip-Hop groove combination.

Another method to get a great groove is quantifying the kick drums on the 24th note quantify divisor and the rest of the elements on 4th, 8th and 16th notes. It grooves well when all the 6 values between the quarter notes on the 24th note grid are offset against claps on 2 and 4. Avoid adding a kick on 2 or 4.