man my drum patterns suck when i try to make a beat LOL.....i got one hot drum pattern though...but i don't know how much other instruments to put to it..i threw a piano in there...and the beat sounded plain as fu*k when i tried to rap over it.
i guess i need at least 4 to 5 instruments other than the drum to make it sound better so i can drop some vocals over it .......i suck at making beats lol
Drums are the most important part. Once you get the right vibe, everything falls into place.
It helps me to beat box as I make beats to kinda give me a pattern/idea before I start blinding recording.
It also helps to listen, study, and pay attention to the orchestration and construction of other n*ggaz beats. When I first started out, I paid attention to my favorite beats of the moment. Studied how they were constructed from beginning to end, when the different instruments come in, where they're "set" (pan wise), etc etc etc
It's all a big puzzle until you GET it...