Finger Drumming has been utilised by producers, live performers and has now found its way into the DJ world through ‘cue point drumming’. With all recent Red Bull Thre3style winners incorporating cue point drumming in their winning sets, it seems that this trend will only grow in the future.
So with the potential of cue point drumming outlined let’s take a look at it from a technique perspective.
The good news is that the art of cue point drumming is not just exclusive to world renowned DJ’s and can be accessed by anyone with a DJ controller that has pads. The other great piece of information is that Cue Point Drumming as a technique is very versatile and can be applied to virtually any track in a Dj’s personal library. The results see the ability for a DJ to create interesting flips of an original beat. The rise of cue point drumming is making DJ sets even more dynamic and creative.
Melodics™ is a finger drumming app that has over 25 cue point drumming lessons from the likes of Eskei83 and DJ Day. These lessons can be practiced with your DJ controller in a practical and engaging format that facilitates quick learning.
Once you gain mastery of these patterns in Melodics™ use the guide above to set cue points on tracks in your own library. It’s time to learn from the best. Try your free trial of Melodics™ today and learn the art of cue point drumming.
he ability to flip and and make unique variations out of existing tracks adds a dynamic element that opens infinite possibilities when it comes to mixing. Learning this skill will separate you from all the other ‘laptop DJ’s’ out there and enable you to build truly unforgettable sets. Try out a Free Trial of Melodics™ and get better today.
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