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Did you know students can customize drum kits in QBackBeat?
QBackBeat is a fun, engaging interactive that allows students to produce their own music – and it’s just ONE of the composition tools in Quaver’s Studio!
When they’re first introduced to QBackBeat, students begin with our Standard Kit – complete with various snare, tom, kick drums, and hi-hats! This is a great kit to get them familiar with the functionality of QBackBeat and will have them creating beats in no time.
When they are ready to take things up a notch, students can create their own drum kit – adding hip-hop, jazz, and techno sounds to further reinforce beat, rhythm, and tempo comprehension.
First, let’s review how to get to QBackBeat:
- Log in to QuaverMusic.com (or create a free account at QuaverMusic.com if you don’t already have one!)
- Click APPS in the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen
- Click QBackBeat located in the STUDIO section of the APPS menu
How to customize QBackBeat drum kits:
1) Click the “Kit Lab” button
Using the “Kit Lab” button, located to the left of the metronome, students have the ability to swap out drums. A menu of instruments will pop up, letting them explore which pieces they would like in their kit.
2) Select a kit
Before students can start creating their own backbeat, they must select a drum kit. Located on the left side of the screen, students can choose either Hip Hop Kit 1, 2 and 3, Rock Kit 1, 2 and 3, or create a NEW kit from scratch!
3) Choose a genre
At the top of the screen, select a GENRE of percussion instruments. Students can choose from a variety of kits in genres such as: Rock, Hip Hop, Techno, Latin and Jazz. They can even mix different genres together – allowing them to create their own unique sound!
After selecting a genre, students can preview the percussion pieces by clicking on the instrument’s icon. Once they find the perfect sound, they just drag and drop the icon into their kit.
Have students give the drum kit a cool name, and they are ready to start creating their own backbeat! Their CUSTOMIZED drum kit will be listed in the Kit Lab section, allowing easy, quick access when musical inspiration strikes!