If you have recently found yourself-entertaining the thought of learning how to rap then it's crucial that you take your first steps carefully or you will likely find yourself waisting unnecessary time on things that don't matter...yet! In this lesson, I will help you get your footing by first understanding the main thing you need to know when you're getting started...BARS!!. LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/tkqht4W62TI What Are Bars? Bars are simply a way that music is measured. In fact, another term for a Bar is a "measure". This makes it easier for us to communicate with others about … [Read more...] about So You Wanna Rap? Start By Understanding Bars
Regardless if you have just began learning how to rap or if you've already been at it for an extensive length of time this one tip I'm about to share with you will make you a better rapper and there's several reasons for it. So let's just get straight to it shall we? Building From The Ground Up Now if you're familiar with most of my previous work you know that being a skilled rapper first starts with your rhythm which I define as your ability to stay on beat. And secondly your cadence which is the way that you dance to the music with your syllables on beat. The complexity of your rhyme … [Read more...] about This One Tip Will Make You A Better Rapper!
Welcome to another installment of How To Rap A Verse . In the first lesson I taught you how to establish your rhythm. In this lesson we're going to build off of that and start working on establishing your flow. So without further ado LET'S GET IT!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOiT5je1WzI What Is Cadence? Now before we dive in and start coming up with flows let's cover just a little bit of ground work. Often times I have people ask me what's the difference between your cadence and your flow. Well there isn't a difference they're the same thing. Flow is actually just a slang word for … [Read more...] about How To Rap A Verse: Establishing Your Flow
I've been rapping for a little over 18 years and have been teaching on the subject of how to rap for about 1 1/2 years as I write this. In this article I will give you inside information on what I've found to be the top 5 mistakes I've found rappers making while their learning how to rap. I hope this article will help prevent you from making the same mistakes and give you more of a focus on the steps you need to take in order to get better at rapping quicker. 1. Can't Identify Beats If you're wanting to learn how to rap there is a certain order that you need to follow in order for everything … [Read more...] about Top 5 Mistakes Rappers Make When Learning How To Rap
https://youtu.be/nnEDBbgu11Y When you're first learning how to rap and you're focusing on improving your flow you may get confused once you learn about music notes such as 1/4 notes, 8th notes and 16th notes. You may be wondering what's the difference between them and why they're important? Now at the moment they may seem sporadic and random but hopefully by the end of this article you'll understand music notes in a new light. Giving you the ability to hear things in music you may have never noticed before which will in turn enable you to work that much more effectively within it. Zooming … [Read more...] about How To Rap – Music Notes Explained
https://youtu.be/hoTv0mAesVg A common struggle many artists face who are learning how to rap is coming up with a preset of cadences that they can use to feel out which rap beats to flow on in order to determine if they feel like the beat is right for them in the first place. In this article I'm going to share a few easy to learn cadences that you can use as a starting point to get you going. So without further ado LET'S GET IT! Cadence Presets Now cadence presets are cadences that you have previously learned and have them stored within your on internal memory. Chances are you have already … [Read more...] about How To Rap: Picking Which Rap Beats To Flow On
https://youtu.be/T-rOzMMqwUU One of the most common issues I see up and coming rappers face who are learning how to rap is not having structured lyrics. In this article I will explain what structured lyrics are, why they are important and how you can ensure your lyrics are structured from here on out. The Importance Of Structured Lyrics So let's start off with what the word structure means in the first place. Structure: coherent form or organization. let's also take a gander at the word "Coherent". Coherent: logical and well-organized : easy to understand. able to talk or express … [Read more...] about How To Rap: Structuring Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txHN60O_Dfg BPM When you are learning how to rap one of the most important things that you need to grasp is how to count. By count I mean understanding how to count your beats per measure. Think of this as the foundation to a house. If the foundation is not rock solid then the house will always be unstable. The same applies to rapping. If you don't learn how to count your beats per measure you will often be off beat and your rhythms wont have any solid structure to them. This article is a follow up to my previous post about establishing rhythm. Let's dig … [Read more...] about How To Rap: Establishing Rhythm pt.2