Develop a groove - Remix, Hip Hop and electronic song writing
- Adding to the rhythmical groove with sound
When composing the cumulative groove it is important to note that any sample
can be primarily edited in a rhythmical manner. The benefit of using a diverse
range of sounds in the cumulative groove, is the ability to create complex rhythmical
phrases where the components and layers of the groove retain a degree of separation
because of their unique sonic properties. Often these rhythmical samples act
in counter point to each other adding complexity with out clutter. In addition
to this separation the individuality of the samples adds another dimension to
what is fundamentally a rhythmical backing track.
In this example an organ and a guitar track has been edited primarily in a
rhythmical manner. Their compositional use is no longer for their harmonic
and melodic properties but more for their rhythmical contributions to
the cumulative groove.
In the above example an organ part which originally was a four bar progression
was edited to form a repetitive rhythmical phrase. This demonstrates how the
phrase was created.
As discussed any type of sound can be used to supplement the cumulative
groove. In this example three edited and looped vocal parts can give rhythmical
diversity to the backing track (See also notes on using vocal
loops in the composition of music).