How To Rap: Catching The Beat

Can You Catch It?

One very important technique to acquire when learning how to rap is figuring out how to catch the beat. There is no right or wrong way to do this. The three main ways that I catch the beat is before the kick drum, on top of the kick drum or slightly after the kick drum. In this video I give you a real live example of my methods of doing this.

It’s important to be able to identify where the beginning of each bar actually is. Remember there are 4 beats in each bar and typically the first beat is the kick drum, the second beat is the snare drum, the third beat is the kick drum and the 4th beat is the snare drum. Pretty simple right? When listening to an instrumental pay close attention to the snare drum and it will usually give you a clear indication of the beat structure.

Need A Free Beat To Practice To?

If you would like a beat to practice to I threw together one really quick You can get it here when you download a free copy of my eBook. All it consists of is a kick and snare drum for learning purposes. This beat may help you if you are having difficulties catching the beat and coming up with rhythms. Every time that you hear the turntable effect that means that you just listened to 8 bars. After Each 8 bars the drum pattern switches up to other common Hip Hop drum styles.  This will allow you to keep getting familiar with establishing tempo and rhythm with different drum patterns.

Need Professional Beats To Practice To?

If you would like to practice to professional industry quality beats then head on over to my beat store. You don’t have to buy anything but you will have full access to 30 instrumentals which will give you a wide range of different style beats to practice to. I hope that you find this video helpful. Is there something in particular you would like me to cover in a future installment of Be A Better Rapper Now? Got a question? Just leave your 2 cents in the comments section below and I will get right back to you. Cheers to being a better rapper now!


    • says

      Grade A I was ecstatic when I seen that you commented on my blog! That’s how you know you have arrived lol thanks so much for watching this tutorial I’m glad you enjoyed it bro!

    • says

      Thanks so much! I sincerely appreciate your encouraging words and support! I will keep the content coming! Is there anything that you would be interested in me covering more of in the future?

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