Structure for a DNB Track

Dark Lizardro

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This is music. Music is art. Art is structureless. In other words: YOU decide what structure you'll use. A 16bar intro? a 32bar intro? a 48bar intro? It's up to you. Just keep in mind that human ears are most accustumed with 2X bar sections, so for a more "ear friendly" structure, the perfect spot is to use 4 bar, 8 bar, 16 bar, 32 bar, 64 bar and so on.

As Mania said, listen to your favorite artists songs, and count the bars, write it down and there you go.
 

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Best advice I've seen on here is placing your snare on the 5th beat of a bar. Crazy technical ability is required though :teeth:
I've seen this kind of beat before. It gives a broken deliciousness to the track, when properly applied, of course.

I'm, on my free time, trying to put a prog-rock/metal kind of beat into a Dnb. You know, like putting Mike Portnoy's drum lines on it. Pretty hard to make it sound good, though.
 

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I've seen this kind of beat before. It gives a broken deliciousness to the track, when properly applied, of course.

I'm, on my free time, trying to put a prog-rock/metal kind of beat into a Dnb. You know, like putting Mike Portnoy's drum lines on it. Pretty hard to make it sound good, though.
I've been drumming for a while, and if you're going, you NEED to focus on the relationship between the kick and the snare, and the melodic movements absolutely MUST coincide with that groove.
 

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I've been drumming for a while, and if you're going, you NEED to focus on the relationship between the kick and the snare, and the melodic movements absolutely MUST coincide with that groove.
What I find most difficult is to fit a, for example, 6/8 time signature pattern into a common time pattern.
 
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