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More On Mpc 2500: Souful Beats

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 20 - 2008

Happy Monday All…I hope you’ve made some great beats from the last chord progression post

Easy Way To Learn Chord Progressions

I winded up with a couple nice starters..I’m gonna finish the R&B one in a few minutes. Here’s a quick snippet before I mix it.
Sweet Notions (F#Major) 75 Bpm

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Guess what I did on Friday? I recorded a vocal session :-)…everything went smooth and my budget booth worked well. All I need to add is a some form of lighting and I can do some pre-production work and maybe eventually record full vocals here as well.


I listened to some classic soulful hip hop this weekend, I must say I haven’t given the Mpc enough shine. If there is something you’d like to know about the mpc2500, feel free to hit me up. I truly love beats like this:

Dj S.I.D


DefJux3rd bangs out on the Mpc2500:

Happy Beat Making
Pz Til Later…

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Fl Studio Vocoder

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 17 - 2008


I got an email asking how to use the vocoder yesterday. Now I know some will say this is used by too many people..lol but I like the sound, and I really don’t know how to use it in Fl Studio 8. Here are few videos if you are interested in learning how to add that robotic sound..

First Up..My man NFX explains very clearly what it does and how to use it
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Fruity Loops Tutorials

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Boon Doc Makes Beat… Then His Little Niece Gets On The Gear:-)

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 17 - 2008

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I love this guy..He’s a beast on the MPC. Boon Doc makes a couple beats, and at the end of the video he lets his niece get on the Mpc ..tooo cute :

Pz Til Later

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Easy Way To Learn Progressions

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 16 - 2008

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Yesterday I made up a little challenge for myself. I was back and forth early a.m., trying to settle on a sample type, or a composed beat. I finally decided to take one scale and some chord progressions, then make a few styles of hip hop. The light bulb immediately went off after writing down the scale and progression in my notebook….repeat..”after writing down the scale,and progression in my notebook 🙂

Music repeats itself, and what better way to learn than repetition. Now I ask those learning the chords with me to challenge yourself.

I’m going to start you off with a scale and some progressions, and later you can do this with them all if you choose.


F#Major Scale:

F#,G#,A#,B, C#,D#,E#(F)


F#Major Progression:

F#Maj,             l C#Maj,         l G#min,      l D#min,       l A#min,          


 
The 3 notes for each chord 

F# A# C#      l C# E# G#       l G# B D#         l D# F# A#        l A# C# F 

 


         
Notes on the keyboard:

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The Challenge: Choose three genres or styles of music, and make 3 beats using this scale and progressions. I am still working on mine but I went with a ‘ Dirty South beat’, ‘R&B Smooth beat’, and a ‘Pop beat’. I am trying to mix up the progressions, and make all the songs melodies extremely different. I’m not going to rush myself because I want to memorize the scale and chords as I’m working.

You don’t have to even do hip hop..you could do a Rock Song, classical, gospel, country… It’s up to you. By the time you finish… if you practice playing, and reading the notes.. I’ll bet you’ll learn the chords quickly…
Happy Chord Learning
Pz Til later

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Cool Software: SongFrame By Tanager Audio Works

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 16 - 2008

This looks pretty cool I haven’t seen, nor heard a word about this yet… I’m checking out both videos now…

www.tanageaudioworks.com official site

Looks like a mighty useful tool for learning chords..what do you think???

Happy Beat Making
Pz Til Later

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Baltimore Female Lyricist : Mzery Now On Cd Baby

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 15 - 2008


Baltimore Hip Hop is alive and thriving, yet there are very few female artist on the scene. I met Mzery about three or four years ago at Brown Sugar Mondays. I remember her performing over a few classic boom bap beats that made your head nod.
Her delivery reminds me of the female pioneers like Queen Latifah and Mc Lyte. Keeping her subjects more on the conscious side, her cd may be a breath of fresh air for those longing for true well written hip hop in the days of money,swagger, and anything goes.
Her latest live shows include a still developing all female band. She’s looking for a keyboard player, if there are any females in the Md Va De area that play the keys hit Mzery up for a gig.

“Herstory 101″ is the name of her latest cd. Check out Mzery’s ” Buddha Stance”
produced by your host: MsTris Beats

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MZERY: Herstory 101

Mzery’s Official Website With Bio Music and More

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Beyonce: If I Were A Boy

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 15 - 2008


I like the concept of the video, I’m just hearing this today, so I’m still checking out the song..I like the guitars already…hmnn not bad… there are a lot of rumors floating around about this album… we all know BeyoncJay gonna sell a milli…

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