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    [I]aiight so I been posting beats in here and my #1 problem I get is repetiness. I try to change it a bit but I get the same problem. Any tips to correct this?/I]
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    Elite Producer / Homemade Beats Moderator All Bout Money's Avatar
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    Heres what I do. Start with a intro to kill time and get the feel of the beat first a beat doesn't always need a intro tho.

    I would usually start the beat off with just the main melody that plays through most of the whole beat and just the basic drum beat for the first 8 bars of the verse. Just basic drums like high hats, rides. Arrange them like 1/4 notes out of 2 bars or 4 bars. 1 bar is just asking for the beat to get repetitive imo.

    For bars 9 - 16 which would be the middle of the verse. The hats or rides you can change them up now. Maybe a bassline add another synth and put more percussion in that part.

    Now for the hook you could either add another melody to make the hook stand out more, but make sure it doesn't go in a whole different direction from the song. I usually add mostly all of the instruments into my hooks. I usually like the hook to be the loudest part.

    You can also get away with layering your synths. Sometimes you might be havin one of those days when you wanna make somethin but you cant think, thats something that could help. After you repeat the verse and the hook your pretty much done. You can add a outro just to make it more complete.


    A crash cymbal can help alot at the beginning of a pattern especially if you made your patterns 16 beats per bar, as well as a stab or hit. Also drum rolls and kick changes can help at 3/4ths in a 16 beats per bar pattern.

    Theres alot of different ways that I didn't explain like intro, hook, verse and thats was only a typical common hip hop track. I didnt mention how r&b would be but its kinda the same. Just the song format is diffrent. The song format is somethin important if your trying to not make a repetitive beat, thats why I wrote that as well. Some things are just used to take your mind off the repetitiveness like the crashes and rolls. Ill be back to reword this a lil bit cuz I know I probably confused you on some parts, on the phone wit brizzlez lol.

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    I would say your first rule for avoiding repetitiveness is this...vary your tempos. Try 90, then dip it down to 82, then shoot it up to 105.

    Try that first.

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    damn woods, id hate to be mixin ur beats in the club lol
    the way i handle this is.... make my beat to its completion then pull things out, each time u take somtin out it gives a different feel. wala

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiper View Post
    damn woods, id hate to be mixin ur beats in the club lol
    the way i handle this is.... make my beat to its completion then pull things out, each time u take somtin out it gives a different feel. wala
    true dat

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    u mean wen u makin da beat longer??
    if it that then u shuld some melodies
    if u mean wen u makin beats u keep makin the same melodies??
    den u shuld listen to diff kinds of musi

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiper View Post
    damn woods, id hate to be mixin ur beats in the club lol
    the way i handle this is.... make my beat to its completion then pull things out, each time u take somtin out it gives a different feel. wala
    I don't mean change the tempos within the same beat. I mean each time you make a beat, start at a different tempo from your last one.

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    in my opinion if the feeling of the song aint good enough, then its gonna be boring regardless.

    But the techniques that are out there are: moving up and down the scale; the reversal thing; the filter (low shelf and etc); the person earlier mention tempo; intro; making the beat grow (showing the different layers coming in); changing drums for the verse, chorus, and bridge; and etc.

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    thats an arrangment issue there, songs have different parts it won't get boring if you use them.

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    what i do is pitch it up or down and miake it calm like dont have to much going on, peace

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