One great tool every songwriter has at their disposal today are drum loops. Whether you have a computer handy or a smart phone, there are amazing apps for beats that were not available even a few short years ago. Loops are a quick way to add energy and style to your new music creation but there are some pitfalls to be mindful of and avoid.
The biggest reason I use a drum loop is that it sets a mood. Whether I want to write an R & B groove ballad or an uptempo heavy metal song, that instant drum beat and sound takes me to that place where that song can begin. I don’t have to imagine the sexy groove feel or thrashing heavy beat. It’s already there as my foundation.
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