Most people don’t realize that there are different mechanisms that make rapping work! You see, when you hear someone rapping you may perceive it as one thing but you're actually hearing 5 things working at the same time. I like to refer to these as the 5 pillars of rapping. Each pillar requires a different set of skills that you must master. And there’s an order to learning them because each pillar supports the next pillar. It’s very much like building a house because a house is only as solid as the foundation that it’s built upon. https://youtu.be/ugREy5Xr4tA (Lyrics used for this … [Read more...] about The 5 Pillars of Rapping – How Rapping Really Works!
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Within this week's lesson I’m going to finally put to rest an age-old question that I have gotten asked time and time again, “Cole, how many syllables should I put within one bar?”. And I’m also going to share with you the 3 main reasons why it doesn’t even matter! Without further ado LET’S GET IT! https://youtu.be/RcuDAK4rAbc 👇FEATURED VIDEO TUTORIALS👇 DETECTING TEMPO: MUSIC NOTES EXPLAINED: 5 MINUTES TO A BETTER RAP FLOW: … [Read more...] about How Many Syllables Should You Fit Within Each Bar?
As a rapper, one problem that you will inevitably face is something known as Writers Block. If you've never heard of the term "Writers Block" before, it simply means that you're stuck for whatever reason while you're writing your song. It's very frustrating when you attempt to begin writing a song and can't seem to catch any traction! Or perhaps even worse is when you do seem to have good momentum and then you run out of gas!!! ERRRR!!! Well, today's video is filled with lots of awesome tricks and hacks that you can use to ensure you never get stuck writing a song again! If you … [Read more...] about Never Get Stuck Writing A Song Again!
During part 1 of this tutorial, I explained what scatting was, how it works, the key benefits and I gave several examples of me scatting live! If you haven't already seen PART 1 be sure to check it out first via this link. In this video tutorial, I continue to expound upon and demonstrate the benefits that rappers receive from scatting! I also reveal how you can use scatting to improve your rap voice as well! You will also learn how you can get started with scatting immediately even if you can't come up with any cadences of your own! LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/u6NMEs7z7PI … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Scatting Part 2
Most people don't realize that rappers are musicians. This is why rappers are able to make their lyrics sound so "musical" over any instrumental! And the key to improving your rapping skills musically comes down to a really powerful technique rappers use called Scatting! In PART 1 of this video tutorial, I explain and demonstrate what scatting is and give you practical tips on how you can start improving your scatting skills now! LET's GET IT!! You can watch PART 2 of this video tutorial by clicking here https://youtu.be/gDtwwu40gNE … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Scatting Part 1
https://youtu.be/1FwPm127baI If you're a rapper that struggles with the following... Remembering how your flow and lyrics connect together Where your rhyme schemes are placed within each bar Where you're supposed to be taking all of your breaths Then you're likely not structuring your rap lyrics correctly. If you aren’t quite sure how to structure your rap lyrics then today, then don't worry because that's exactly what today's video tutorial is all about! In this video tutorial, I will give you a behind the scenes look at how I structure my lyrics. If you follow this … [Read more...] about Structuring Rap Lyrics
One of the keys to having a really good sounding rap voice is learning how to control it with proper breathing techniques. If you are having issues with running out of breath then this will have a negative impact on your rap voice. Because It will cause the energy and the tone of your rap vocals to diminish significantly. In today's video, I'm going to be sharing with you my 5 best breathing techniques which will ensure that your rap voice always sounds as good as possible. So without further ado, LET'S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/K8mT-RFghZk 1. Reduce Vowels Okay, tip number one is to keep … [Read more...] about The 5 Best Breathing Techniques For Rappers
Once I got decent at rapping I still couldn't write a good rap hook to save my life! Writing hooks for my rap songs was something I struggled with for many years and it's very common for the majority of budding rappers to find themselves struggling with writing hooks as well. Well now, writing hooks has become one of my strengths and within this article, I'll be sharing with you my top 5 tips to help you overcome this obstacle as well. LET'S GET IT!! 1. The Instrumental You must first pick an instrumental that you not only think sounds good, but it must move you emotionally. Sometimes … [Read more...] about My Top 5 Tips For Writing Dope Rap Hooks
Picture this for a moment. The legendary guitar player, Jimi Hendrix is on stage with his band. The drummer starts banging away at the drums as he creates a funky groove on the spot. Jimi is feeling it, so he joins in and he absolutely starts killing it on the Guitar! None of it was pre-planned, it was all happening live and in the moment and it seemed like magic! How Is This Possible? What they both were doing is something known as "improvisation". Which basically means they were drawing from all the thousands of patterns they had already learned on their instruments and they were using … [Read more...] about The Best 3 Ways To Improve Your Rap Flow With Scatting
Often times we as rappers strive for perfection. This could mean landing on all the beats perfectly or having our rhyme schemes line up seamlessly from one bar to the next. While this is awesome and important It isn't the determining factor that dictates if your song turns out amazing. In this article, I'm going to be sharing with you how you can add more character to your songs. So without further ado, LET'S GET IT!! The Goal In music and many other art forms perfection really isn't the main goal. It's really all about feeling, vibe, character, groove, and emotion. Plus perfection is … [Read more...] about How To Perfect Your Rap Songs Without Being Perfect!