I have good news and bad news about making rap beats on your own.
The bad news is that there is no shortcut to learning to make good rap beats that will sell and make you money and fame.
The good news is that there are some inexpensive ways to jump start your learning process and get you ahead of the game!
Beat making is fun and when something is fun it feels easier. Some things you will need to learn to make your own beats.
- How to get easy to use and inexpensive software to help you make rap beats. Every good beat maker needs tools.
- Understanding music theory will help you to know how to put musical notes together to make your own rap beats sound in tune and have a catchy hook. Smart beat makers will know how important this is.
- Knowing what sounds and styles are hot in today's musical atmosphere will enable you to make your own rap beats sound like instant hits. Beat making is an art form, but thats no reason for a beat maker to be broke.
- Learning how to play simple keyboard parts by ear will give you an edge when you get that catchy melody in your ear and want to put it into your own rap beats. Capturing inspiration when beat making is like mining for gold so don't miss the opportunity. Making music beats working in a 9 to 5.
- Knowing how to market your rap beats to the public and set up a website to sell your rap beats will give you an edge over the competition. Probably one of the beat makers greatest flaws is promoting oneself correctly.
- Starting your own record label is also an option, especially if you will be collaborating with and seeking new talent. Become the master of your music beats. Most well known beat makers do this as the old "major" record labels become more and more irrelevant.
Don't be ashamed to admit - to yourself - a weakness in any of these areas. You cannot improve your status and skill in your dream to make rap beats for a living unless you are self aware about what you must do to improve. False swagger will only get you so far when you make own beats. Be a true beat maker not a wannabe.
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