when i find the part i like, i sometimes play the actual melody on for example guitar or piano. Then remember the notes used in the part of the sample and stick to them (not adding my own) then play them in a different order and trying different stuff. Also listening to music and chopping helps me allot. I tend to get better each time i do a new sample. You should try to play with it some to, like try to chop things you normally wouldnt chop just for practice/ fun.
i was thinking the same thing ,i really dont know where i stand when it comes to chopping ,lately ive just been chopping whole bars,layering and filtering ...does this qualify as chopping tho ? heres an example,the last beat i made
obviously you need to practice and all that, but this video gave me an idea of how to get started: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z73CcodfT_w
^^^^ That is a great vid I watched that same video when I was trying to learn how to chop. Problem is Pete just makes it look so simple like everyone can do it, but really you gotta work very meticulously when chopping. Takes years of practice and hours of patience to create some real hot shht
I like what pete says in the video about how he has people rap over his beats while he makes em that is some skilled shit, juz making that shit on the fly to fit an artist takes mad skill. I want that MP so bad you can't do that shit with a comp program
I thought he was saying he lays down the drums, has someone rap over it, then lays the chops on, not necessarily while someone's doing the vocal. I could be wrong though. I guess being meticulous is good sometimes, just playing around with some chops and having fun till you come up with something you like is good too.
well technically,hes not really chopping on that video ,its basic layering and messing around with filters...a chopped beat would be something likke freddie foxx 'part of my life' prod by premier,which imho is the greatest example of what chopping really is,agree?
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