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
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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
With all the videos and articles there are that teach you how to rap it can be overwhelming and confusing to know where you should start. Well, that's the purpose of this straight to the point video tutorial! Within it you will learn the most common mistake beginner rappers make and how to easily avoid doing the same! And you might be surprised what it actually is! I hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/fRC6CwhJMas … [Read more...] about The Most Common Mistake Beginner Rappers Make!
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
Being creative is all about having a workflow that allows you to be as free as possible so that nothing get's in your way! When it comes to songwriting I've found that working on your songs within a DAW helps boost your productivity and it's just way more fun! In this video lesson I will be explaining what a DAW is, what's the best one to use, and the 5 biggest reasons you should be using a DAW to write your songs. Also, as an added bonus I demonstrate how to actually get started using a DAW correctly! Without further ado... LET'S GET IT!!! https://youtu.be/WLMgi--NvdY … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using A DAW To Write Your Songs
In order for you to be able to rap your verses and hooks correctly the same way every time you must remember the following How does your verse begin? On the 1st beat, before the 1st beat, or after the 1st beat? Which syllables land on each beat within each bar, as well as which syllables land between each beat of each bar. Where do you take breaths or pauses? Where within each bar are your rhymes schemes placed? You may be wondering how in the world you are supposed to remember all of that?!? Don't worry I've got you covered! Two words... BAR … [Read more...] about How To Structure Your Rap Lyrics With Bar Sheets
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!