Here are a couple of video tutorials to watch to learn how to make R&B beats.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when rock and jazz were becoming more popular. – Wikipedia
When it comes to creating music, it’s important to understand the basics of what defines the genre you are working on so you can make it your own.
Today, modern R&B still shares several defining features with hip hop, most notably the cutting, looping, and arranging of samples to create a catchy beat.
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The 3 basics you need to make beats:
How to Make R&B Beats
- Select the right tempo. The average BPM for R&B beats is 70 to 85.
- Play a memorable melody or chord progression.
- Add bass and drums.
- Add additional sounds and melodies to make the song sound fuller.
The videos below will show you how to make R&B beats in Reason, FL Studio, Logic, and more.
Making R&B Beats in Reason
Kevin Barnes shows a couple of tips and tricks to creating an R&B beat in Propellerhead Reason.
Gnyus Makes an R&B Beat
How to Make an R&B Trap Beat FL Studio
How to Make an R&B Trap Beat in Logic Pro
Making an R&B Beat
Making an R&B Beat From Scratch
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How to Make an R&B Beat in FL Studio
PARTYNEXTDOOR Producer Makes an R&B Beat
R&B Beat From Scratch
Do you have tips on how to make an R&B beat? Please share in the comment section below.
Also check out our How to Make Beats Beginners Guide.