How to Make R&B Beats – R&B Music Tutorials

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.

How to Make R&B Beats - R&B Beat Tutorials

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:

  1. Music Equipment 101
  2. Music Software 101
  3. Sounds: 18,000 Free Loops & Free Drum Loops

How to Make R&B Beats

  1. Select the right tempo. The average BPM for R&B beats is 70 to 85.
  2. Play a memorable melody or chord progression.
  3. Add bass and drums.
  4. 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.

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Making R&B Beats in Reason

Kevin Barnes shows a couple of tips and tricks to creating an R&B beat in Propellerhead Reason.

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R&B Beat From Scratch

That’s it.

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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.

Mark V.

Written By Mark V.
Hip Hop Makers is a music production website launched in 2008 to teach music lovers how to make music, sell beats, and make money from music.

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