Programming Unique Drums Using a Polymeter (5/16 over 4/4)

Today on 3-Minute Theory: How to make unique drum patterns that stand out from the crowd.

Check out this Hack Music Theory video/podcast if you're tired of boring drums and want to learn how to program interesting patterns instead, using polymeters (two or more time signatures playing simultaneously). In this lesson we do a pumping 5/16 over 4/4 groove!

Hope you dig, and if you want more theory hacks, please download my Hack Music Theory for Songwriting & Producing PDF. Until next time, happy songwriting!

Ray Harmony
Music Teacher
Victoria BC, Canada