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Old 06-09-2015, 02:19 AM
euphoric_anomaly euphoric_anomaly is offline
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Default Help transcribing my own groove

I really have no experience writing out transcriptions, so I was wondering if someone would be able to help me out on this. This is a little snippet (6 seconds) of a groove I came up with and I wouldn't know how to begin writing it down properly.

It's in 7/8 at a tempo of 135bpm.

I believe I'm starting the bar with dotted 8th notes, and I'm pretty sure the hi-hat rolls are 5 stroke rolls. Snare on 3 and the and of 7.

It comes out automatically when I play it, so it's difficult for me to break it down note-by-note when it's something I wasn't consciously aware of doing while "feeling" the 7/8 time.

Thank you in advance!
Eric
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: Help transcribing my own groove

Where you have it recorded, it shouldn't be too hard. I find drum transcribing much easier than piano or horn parts. If you're uncomfortable with the correct notation, then just simplify it to 7 beats and mark an x where you are hitting. This shorthand will at least get you into a state where you are listening and marking things down. Now you just need to listen to sections of your playing on repeat until you're able to capture what you've played.

Once you're able to shorthand, you can work on converting it to actual notation.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:25 PM
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I would personally notate the provided file as two bars of 7/4. The first two beats are individual quarters and set the tempo for the rest of it. If I'm in doubt as to where the beat of a groove lies, just pick any beat in the groove that stands out and tap along while the groove plays and if it makes sense then you can transcribe around it. With that in mind, I'd say the snare lies on 3, the & of 4, as well as the & of 7.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:42 PM
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Thank you for your replies. Very helpful information :)
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:30 PM
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Hi Guys!

Check this out:
https://drumpattern.net/#pattern/N4I...1FvrgciKjdPUAA

I cannot reproduce hihat rolls
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:29 AM
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Hi Guys!

Check this out:
https://drumpattern.net/#pattern/N4I...1FvrgciKjdPUAA

I cannot reproduce hihat rolls
Awesome! I got a good idea of where the notes would fall. Thank you so much!
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