Drum Programming Basics: Create Todays Drum Loops & Patterns

Learn several drum programming techniques you can use to differentiate yourself from the competition.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Would like to attract the attention of major labels, artists, and music supervisors?

Would you like to know what 5% of all producers actually getting placements know?

Would you like to learn the secret to making banging beats?

Would you like to learn several pro production techniques to improve your sound?

This course is going to help you do that and so much more. We will be covering how to sequence your drums like a pro and create drum patterns that will separate you from your competition.

I have placements on TV shows such as:

  • Real House Wives of Miami
  • Fuse News
  • Guy Court
  • and more..

and have worked with artists who's mixtapes have been hosted by: Dj Smallz, Dj Ames, and Dj Wreck!

You can do this and more once you get your drums sounding right!

People think that it's all about marketing when it comes to getting placements... let me tell you it's all about producing quality music.

In this course you we will help even a beginner producer take their beats to the next level in any program.

We cover the basics of drum creation, which you will learn quantization basics, drum sequencing theory, and several other basic beat making fundamentals that will help you understand how to produce music.

Then in section on actually creating beats you will be able to learn all my best techniques and tips on building a beat from scratch.

And finally you will learn the ins and out on turning your "beat" into a profitable song!

Don't waste any more time trying to learn how to take your beat to the next level on your own! Learn from my 10 years of experience and improve your production quality in just 2 short hours!

Note: 30 day money back guarantee on information. Pricing subject to change based on promotions and discretion of instructor & or Udemy Policy. ENROLL TODAY! :)

What are the requirements?

  • It would be best if you already have a basic understanding of how to make beats, but don't worry if you don't have a clue where to start the first section will help you get started.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Pick the right drum sounds.
  • Properly quantize your beats.
  • Make your own professional hip hop drum patterns and sequences.
  • Understand the fundamentals of hip hop drum creation and be able to properly use them to improve the quality of your sound.

Who is the target audience?

  • Take this course if you are new to making beats and want to quickly leap ahead of the learning curve.
  • Take this course if you want to quickly learn step by step how to master hip hop drum creation.
  • Do not take this course if you are already a master at making beats. This course is designed for beginners, those wanting to improve their sound, and make better hip hop beats.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course introduction

Meet your instructor.


See how these techniques will improve your beats and put you in a position to get your music placed.


This lecture covers the origins of Hip Hop.


First assignment.

Section 2: Cover the basics

You will be able to pick the necessary sounds and samples to make a solid beat.

The 2 ways you can record your beats in any program.

Keep it super simple.


In piano you have to know music theory to play well, this is the same with drum sequencing. Learn the theory of sequencing drums.


Quanitize your beats.

Section 3: Drum sequencing techniques begin here.

Step by step how to make a good drum pattern.


After learning this your production will never be the same.




Advanced high hat tips.


Avoid making your beats sound like a drum loop.

How to beef your track up and make it sound more alive. (layering)

Learn how to properly add effects to your tracks.

Section 4: Take your drums to the next level.

Learn tracking secrets.


Learn tracking secrets.


Learn tracking secrets.


Learn how to set your self apart from other producers.


More secrets.


Download my custom royalty free drum sounds.

1 question

Post a link to a beat you made after taking this course.

The beat must have a intro, hook, 2 verses, and outro.

You must change up your drum sequence at least twice in the beat.

Your track must include at least one snare roll.

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Instructor Biography

Joseph Evans, Learn How to Make Better Music!

Joseph Evans Jr better known as EVAJ MUSIC is an ASCAP Accredited Music Producer, Composer, & Songwriter. His music is licensed to several major networks such as MTV, VH1, TruTV, Bravo, on shows such as "Real Housewives", "Love & HipHop Atlanta", "Fuse News", "Hardcore Pawn", and "Guy Court". He has also worked with several independent artists over the past 10 years.  

He is a Full Sail Graduate and an active NARIP Member. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Joseph is actively pursuing licensing opportunities in film, television, games, and advertising.    

"Enroll in one of my 17 courses on topics such as: Logic Pro X, GarageBand, Audacity, Music Production, Mixing, and Music Theory and learn what it takes to develop your craft and polish your music." - Joseph

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