I haven't worked with beats before but want to learn. Welcome to the beginning of my beats journey! I wasn't ready to make a beat from scratch, so I nabbed one off my clav that sounded reassuringly lo-fi and unthreatening, and cut it up in the DAW. Originally the song sounded afro-beat-y in my head, but it didn't end up that way; partly because there's no afro-beat setting on my clav, and partly because I've heard a lot of Pink Pantheress this week and nicked ideas from / was educated by her this week.
If you listen to this and are good at beats, please feel free to tell me things to consider / next steps for a novice beat-maker. Other advice is also welcome!
(yes, I realise I've spelt arrhythmia wrong on soundcloud)
Hearts can be inconsistent
Hearts can be inconstant, inconsistent
They will stop beating if you don't keep an eye on them
Have you ever started something, then just stopped?
Have you ever started something, then just let it die?
Have you ever started something then just stopped?
Have you ever started, then just let it die?
Where's constancy? / push pull (can kill) / watch your heart
Stop for sense, stop for nonsense, stop for tiredness
Stop for duty, stop for money, stop for children
For confusion, for distraction
Hearts can be...
Watch your heart, watch your heart, watch your...
Watch your heart, watch your heart, watch your....
Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.