Ever heard people say that DJ's and laptop musicians aren't "real" musicians? Well we don't believe that at all and we want you to join us in learning to make beats just to see how musical and fun the process is. Beatmaking has come to dominate many forms of popular music over the last twenty years and is a very accessible artform with little equipment needed to get started. After a foundation it can become very complex and the sky's the limit in terms of creativity. In this camp, we will learn to use computers, ipad/tablets, and smartphones to create beats as well as analog drum machines. Software such as Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Garageband, Pro Tools and even smartphone apps will be covered as well as how to implement and create samples and use MIDI. We will also explore the history of beatmaking and how it has risen to prominence in hip hop, dance, pop, and even rock music. Learning to make beats requires a strong understanding of rhythm and subdivisions, syncopation, and feel. As a result, it can give fresh perspective not only to drummers, but all musicians on all instruments. We will dive into rhythmic theory and learn how to play on both the downbeat and in between the beats. It can inspire a mood or even spark an idea to get you writing a song. Come join us for a fun week of beeps, bloops, bangs, and 808s!
Open to rockers ages 10-18.