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"drop beats"? in Hip hop

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Pbassred, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Hip hop:- What is a "drop beat"?
    I've been asked to play bass for a band. The tracks don't seem any trouble at all but the phase puzzles me.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Not playing on 'the 1'.

    Sample rhythm on "1"-

    Dropping "1"-
    Basically, displaced "1" to the "& of 1"

    Dropping/displacing more beats-
    More of a Backbeat bass figure.