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Beat Replacement

Develop a groove - Remix, Hip Hop and electronic song writing
- Beat replacement 'therapy'

Often a repetitive one-bar loop will be employed as the rhythmical backing for a larger compositional building block of four, eight, or sixteen bars. During the last bar of this building block, a rhythmical turn around will often occur - employing what might be labelled as beat replacement 'therapy'.

This technique is relatively simple. Since kick drum beats typically occur on the one and three beats in the bar, and snare beats typically occur on beat two and four, a rhythmical variation at the turnaround point can be easily created by using the kick and snare drums on opposite beats to their normal position (i.e. kick on two and/or four; snare on one and/or three).

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