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This is something I have been unsure of, speaking with different people they all seem to use the same jargon but in different ways, which has led me to be a bit confused. What exactly is a break? I thought it was a drum beat, but I could be wrong, is it more general than that?
 

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yes pretty much. there are many famous ones, the amen being the most famous. you can also make your own breaks, and if you buy a sample pack, a full drum beat that has kick, snare, percussion and cymbals would be classed as a break. dont get too tied up with the jargon. you will quickly realise that words sound more complicated than they are. eg. resample
 
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Basically what the above two just said. Think of any jazz, rock or funk song from '60s- early '80s where there was suddenly a really nasty and wicked solo for the drums, and that's your break. Some rock songs also give their drummers a solo here and there which technically could also be classified as a break, but in terms of Jungle and DnB most breaks originate from early rock, funk/soul and a lot of types of jazz music.
 
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Basically what the above two just said. Think of any jazz, rock or funk song from '60s- early '80s where there was suddenly a really nasty and wicked solo for the drums, and that's your break. Some rock songs also give their drummers a solo here and there which technically could also be classified as a break, but in terms of Jungle and DnB most breaks originate from early rock, funk/soul and a lot of types of jazz music.
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a break is a drum loop, a single 4 step bar, bars all music uses

shit means anything else

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bars.. music score sheets, have bars



if you take a single bar, and divide into 4, those are steps the metronome clicks too, drum machine use step to show a single bar, to make a loop on, any smaller notes are tenth notes 1/16th etc

 
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Even though the word 'break' is commonly used for describing offbeat drum patterns as a general term, people commonly use the word to describe the drum beat of a specific song, like the Amen break (from Amen, Brother by the Winstons) and the Think break (from Think by Lyn Collins)
 
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