Do you feel like your raps sometimes sound a little…” samey”, or just a little too predictable and uninteresting mainly? If so, then this is the perfect video, for you to grow, so take a seat. Because today I’m going to show you 3, techniques, that require you to get offbeat, in order to make your raps sound even more unique. So without further ado… LET’S GET IT!!! https://youtu.be/3Y8lVyCvlbc FUNDAMENTALS When I’m coaching beginner rappers I always emphasize the importance of ear training and being able to stay on beat. But once they have that rock-solid rhythmic foundation I will … [Read more...] about Make Your Raps Sounds Better By Getting Off Beat
Are you a rapper that’s able to stay on beat very well, but you struggle to stay on beat during parts of the instrumental where there are no drums? If that’s you then hang tight because today I’m going to show you 3 ways you can overcome this issue so that you never feel like you can only rap over certain parts of the instrumental. If you still struggle to stay on beat while drums are playing or aren’t even sure what the heck beats are to “stay on” then be sure to watch my video lesson called Establishing Rhythm Part 3 which will cover all the basics you will need before applying the … [Read more...] about Advanced Rhythm Techniques For Rappers: PART 1
One very powerful way that you can improve your rap skills is by studying other rappers! This is a fun way to ensure that you’re always improving while also staying inspired throughout the entire process of developing as a rapper! And in today’s lesson, I’m going to be showing you exactly how you can do it and sharing 5 things you should be listening for when studying your favorite rappers. So without further ado...LET’S GET IT!! https://youtu.be/jwV5RbTpwwY The Elephant In The Room Some people think you shouldn’t be influenced by other rappers because they think it helps you preserve … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Study Your Favorite Rappers
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!
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
Learning How To Rap If you have recently begun your journey of learning how to rap then you may find yourself stuck wondering where is the correct place for you to begin in the first place? This article will serve as an easy to follow step by step guide to help you navigate this new and unfamiliar territory. You may want to bookmark this article in your web browser so that you can keep revisiting it as you keep advancing in your journey. So without further ado LET'S GET IT!! Wait!! Before you go any further you may want to read The Top 5 Mistakes Rappers Make When Learning How To … [Read more...] about 5 Steps To Learning How To Rap And Write Catchy Songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzs4y-1ISWU 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 … [Read more...] about How To Rap: Catching The Beat