On The Beat (Part 32)
The beat is back - but only for a while.
Okay, okay... I'll keep it going for a few more months - if only to stop the howls of protest. God, you people will do anything for a few free drum patterns. You have to realise, however, that as Editor my work load has just increased by a factor of at least ten, and the opportunity for me to get creative behind a beat box these days is decidedly limited. But I shall endeavour to slip in the odd pattern or two each month... anything for a quiet life.
This one's a dance pattern with illusions of grandeur. It's designed to work in a timekeeping role, but also provide a little more interest than is commonly associated with rhythms of its type. It's actually a 'standard kit' version of a pattern I wrote using much more exotic voices but, of course, without access to the same voices, you would be unlikely to achieve the right effect. As it stands it still is a pattern with plenty going for it - though if you do feel like experimenting, I think you could almost certainly improve it, sonically at least.
Finally, for all those readers who missed the early articles on the On The Beat series who keep calling to ask what the different shading of the diamonds represents - the answer is dynamic level. Here's the Key:
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