Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tim Duncan+

Tim Duncan might be one of the most hated players in the NBA. Not because he's a jerk on or off the court, but because "he's so boring." Even though as a kid I collected a bunch of his basketball cards, and I owned 2 of his Champion home jerseys, he isn't exciting to watch. It's mostly because he's not flashy, and he's just 7 feet of fundamentals. I'm sure Tim Duncan doesn't lose sleep over people's perspective of him, especially when he's accompanied by 4 championship rings at night.

In my beat making class, I learned about the fundamental beat structure of hip hop beats: kick, snare, kick snare, kick snare, kick kick snare. If there's only basic kicks and snares the beat is going to be pretty boring. So high hats, keys, horns, sound effects, fades, etc need to be added to make the beat interesting and enjoyable to a listener.

Get down the basics, then add the sauce. The sauce helps the taste of the dish. Just don't add too much though..

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