In today's video, I’m going to show you how to improve your rap flow with Rap Vocal Improvisation by learning to scat. Scatting is something many rappers struggle with and it’s such an important tool that we use to not only come up with dope rap cadences and catchy hooks, but it’s also a key tool we use to make our lyrics and cadences work perfectly together. https://youtu.be/nLTEdJWC32o At the end of the day, every syllable you rap is a music note. And once you get good at scatting you will have hundreds of different ways you could take any of your lyrics and structure them musically … [Read more...] about Improve Your Rap Flow with Rap Vocal Improvisation | Learning To Scat
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In today’s video I’m going to be sharing one of my favorite rhythm secrets for rappers. You likely already know that one of the keys to making your raps sound good is by rapping on beat. And beats are simply the division of a bar into 4 even pieces. The 1st beat, the 2nd beat, the 3rd beat, and the 4th beat. These beats can also be called quarter notes because each beat takes up 1 quarter of a bar. https://youtu.be/cL-Myc2mG1Y NORMAL AND DOUBLE TIME In rap instrumentals kick drums typically land on the 1st and 3rd beat and snares typically land on the 2nd and 4th … [Read more...] about Rhythm Secrets For Rappers | Beats Within Beats
How To Rap More Clearly | Rap Pronunciation In this video, I’m going to show you how to rap more clearly by improving your rap pronunciation. You can use all of these vocal performance tips today to improve your rap delivery. https://youtu.be/fzmU7zjVSj8 UNDERSTANDING SYLLABLES Okay, to get started let's get two things straight #1 Every syllable you rap is a rhythmic music note. The most common rhythmic notes rappers use are 8th notes, 16th notes, and 32nd notes. If you don’t know what rhythmic music notes are, be sure to check out my video on how to create catchy rap melodies … [Read more...] about How To Rap More Clearly | Rap Pronunciation
How To Create Catchy Rap Melodies in 5 Easy Steps In today's video, I’m going to show you how to create catchy rap melodies in 5 easy steps. To get started let's first discuss what a melody is. https://youtu.be/UX3xhsG_59c What’s a Melody? A melody is a musical pattern that’s made up of varying up and down movements in pitch as well as varying amounts of sustain on each note. In other words, a Melody uses the two main types of notes found in music. Rhythmic notes and Melodic Notes. The Two Types of Music Notes Rhythmic Notes Typically a rap cadence uses a combination of different … [Read more...] about How To Create Catchy Rap Melodies in 5 Easy Steps
How To Freestyle Longer Without Messing Up In today's video, I’m going to teach you how to freestyle longer without messing up. So if you’re wanting to learn how to improve your freestyle rap I’m about to give you 3 tips that you can start using today that will get you guaranteed results! https://youtu.be/6w6NZ5IKbV4 THREE TYPES OF FREESTYLE RAP The first thing you need to understand is that there are 3 different types of freestyle rap. 1 OFF THE DOME The most common one that comes to people's mind when they think about freestyling is known as “Off the Dome” or “of the top”. When … [Read more...] about How To Freestyle Longer Without Messing Up | How To Improve Your Freestyle Rap
In today’s lesson, we’re discussing changing rhyme schemes. And I’m going to be showing you how to transition into a new rhyme scheme perfectly by using 4 powerful moves! And I’ll be demonstrating everything today using a rap verse that I wrote and if you’re not a rapper, don’t worry, these techniques can be used for any genre of music. https://youtu.be/Qim0dwjhxBc KEEPING TRACK When it comes to having smooth transitions between your rhyme schemes it’s first very important to understand the length of your rhyme schemes and where your rhymes are placed within the bar. This is why It’s … [Read more...] about Changing Rhyme Schemes | How To Transition Into A New Rhyme Scheme Perfectly!
In this video, I’m going to show you the best place to record vocals at home. (and two of these places, most people have but don’t even realize it!) You can use these tips for recording rap vocals or any other genre of music for that matter because these recording techniques are universal. And I’m also going to give you some tips on how to improve the sound of whichever room that you chose to go with. https://youtu.be/tto07T3WLtU #1 AVOID THE NOISE OUTSIDE NOISE Now typically the best places to record vocals at home are in rooms that don’t have a lot of noise from the outside leaking in … [Read more...] about Best Place To Record Vocals At Home | Tips For Recording Rap Vocals
In this video I’m going to show you how to use Autotune for rap vocals to achieve a T Pain vocal effect. So if you're wanting to learn how to make melodic rap vocals this will be the perfect video for you! https://youtu.be/W2pCBxqJAhw Now if you already have Autotune and it’s installed in your DAW correctly then feel free to skip ahead to STEP 4 BELOW. If you don’t know how to get Autotune and install it, I’m going to go over that now. STEP 1 - Get Autotune and install (pay attention to install location) When it comes to Autotune you have two main options. You can either get one for … [Read more...] about How To Use Autotune for Rap | T Pain Vocal Effect
Today I’m going to share with you one of the most common mistakes I see rappers make when recording their vocals which makes them sound like crap! The good news is this is a super easy fix that you can use right now and it won’t cost you anything! https://youtu.be/QcrCV1b9GTY THE PROBLEM So here’s the problem. Rappers scour the internet vehemently for the perfect instrumental on sites such as Airbit and Beatstars.com until they find that perfect Gem. Not this kind of “gym” or that kind of “jim”, I’m talking about this kind of “gem”. After downloading their instrumental they … [Read more...] about Why Your Rap Vocal Recordings Sound Like Crap!
In this lesson, I’m going to be breaking down the vocal production behind Cal Scruby’s song Cigarette Break. I’m discussing his delivery, background vocals, and I'm even going to discuss some of the mixing as well. So if you’re a rapper who's trying to get better sounding vocals, this is going to be the perfect video for you! This is the 4th and final video of this series. I've already made videos dedicated to breaking down is rap flow, rhyme schemes, and songwriting techniques. You can watch all the videos in this series via the How To Rap Like Cal Scruby Playlist. Also If you haven’t … [Read more...] about Rap Vocal Production on Cal Scruby: Cigarette Break – Part 4