By only choosing songs that START with DRUMS, I, accidentally, made an awesome Spotify playlist.

All the songs in this playlist follow one simple rule: The song must start with drums, and drums only.  I went a bit further in my selection though, rejecting songs that start with drum rolls, or snare intros and choosing the ones with at least one or two bars of the main beat.

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I’m always looking for suggestions and ideas for this playlist, If you’d like new songs added, just leave a comment and I’ll have a listen.

If a song is from 1950 and I never heard it, then as far as I’m concerned, it’s a NEW RELEASE.

For example, when I was watching Davis Guggenheim‘s documentary it might get loud I heard Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, Guitar) talking about one of his early influences as he put on a great track (IMO) by Link Wray, called “Rumble”:

Well, that was the first time I heard it, and I loved it immediately, so on it came into my regular rotation, like any other recent release.

Another example that happened years ago, was when I discovered the song “Born on The Bayou” from Creedence Clearwater Revival.   I was watching Jean Claude Van Dam’s 1993 movie Hard Tagret when the song came on, during (If I remember correctly) a motorcycle chase scene.  (Someone made a tribute video on Youtube)

 

To be honest, what immediately drew me to that song was the “Vibrato” (Or is is tremolo? I always mix those two up) effect on the guitar riff, but that’s a whole other post.

I became a die hard fan of CCR after I started researching their music a little bit more.

There are a lot of different ways to discover good music, no matter how old it is.  You don’t have to (only) wait for your favorite band’s next album,  or listen to the coolest radio station, or read the most current music blog.  The world is full of (old) music you never heard of, look back sometimes, you’ll make new discoveries.

Guitar Humor :)

Normally I would add a bass line and a drum track to this sort of thing, but since I saw my Dachshund was in the shot, I decided to have a little bit of fun.

My Dog’s Thoughts Transcript: ” urghh…. Not this again.. I was just about to fall asleep D to A, very original.. you know, bending the same note a million times doesn’t make you a blues player wow, I can almost hear notes, over all that fret buzz Hey Steve Vai, Eddie Kramer called he wants to produce your next album Why don’t you text the Rolling Stones, I hear Keith is Thinking about retiring Great job, ERIC! At least your guitar is in tune so.. you got that going for you Gonna put that on Youtube? Gonna get likes and subscribers are you? Maybe this will go viral.. Make you rich.. like pewdiepie dream on, Bo Diddley ouch.. My ears! finally! thank you. “

You can scratch using the OP-1’s drum sampler (Teenage Engineering)

All you need is one small (Real) scratch sample. Use the OP-1 drum sampling engine and map the keyboard to different parts of the sample. Change volume, change the pitch (with the blue knob) and try to select slightly different parts of the scratch to make it sound more natural.  Voilà.

What started as a Synth Gear DEMO turned into a wicked track

 

I don’t like to toot my own horn (usually) but it turns out this video is easily the most popular Youtube video on my channel, so far.  It features the looper made by Roland/Boss (RC 202) and the vastly popular analog synthesizers called “Volca” from Korg.   The loops (1 and 2) were recorded before shooting the video.  Both are riffs produced from the Volca BASS (Bottom right).   The main beat (drum part) is one of the presets included in the RC 202.  Adding a filter to loop 2 (starting at 1:26) and messing around with the repeat effect on the loop station (starting at 2:39) made the whole thing pop!  IMAO

I’m not sure what “style” or “genre” this music is.  It’s instrumental, obviously.  The beat is kinda “hip hop – ish” and the loops are electronic (electronica?) of some kind.  Leave a comment if you think you know the genre.  I’d like to hear from you!

I made this track available for download (for a measly 1$ on Bandcamp or 4.95$ for the whole album on itunes) or streaming (Free on Spotify).  I called it “The Storm”.

If you think this track might be right for your video / movie / short / documentary / commercial or if you have any other other plans, I want to hear from you!  Drop me a line on any of any of my social platforms, I reply to nearly every comment!

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Can anyone tell me the musical style or genre of this song?

 

I made this! I’m not very good in evaluating what genre this or that song is.  I just know what sounds good to me or not.   When I submit a track to journalists (Music blog editors) through Submithub I have to carefully choose the blogs according to the genre that they prefer.  That has been a problem for me ever since I started.  So, I’m asking for your help on this one.  Does this one fit any category you’re familiar with?  Let me know in the comment section.