Trap music is the staple of the rap game right now.  Tons of artists are creating a movement behind this style of music.  It is clearly the top dog of entertainment.  Trap has worked it’s way into the club and into mainstream America via Miley Cyrus. It has a flexible range and will pave the way for the future of the music industry.  That is why it is important to understand the background of trap music and how to bring elements into your songs which will remind people of the roots.  This way, you pave the way while pleasing the originators.  No one gets instant respect, but learning these techniques will help you get respect in the industry for your trap sound.

Trap music was born on the famous 808 drum kick from TR-808 drum machine made by Roland.  The sound has morphed its way into the main stream with more punch and boom but this is the key to all trap beats.  Trap beats start with sound selection.  Without the sounds of trap, you will never get that energy.  Second to sound selection is the way you play your notes.  Notes are usually basic and repetitive but it builds tension in the song which is proper for rap music now in days.

Watch the video below to understand more about trap music.  It is video series, so feel free to cycle through the parts.


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