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How is sampling a part of making beats?

A lot of beats are actually made up of songs by other people. Beat makers can take a recording, use a small part of it (a sample), and then use that sample creatively in the new beat. 

Think about

  • How can an old recording be used in a new beat?
  • How does sampling contribute to a beat?

Get Started

Once you have some samples, there are endless ways you can use them to create something new. Try recreating someone’s sample-based beat to get a sense of how they chose to use the samples they took from a recording.

  1. Go to free web app
  2. Try to recreate the beat by playing the same samples in order with the computer keyboard
  3. Check out the other beats on the website that use samples

Share What you Learned

If you are using the LRNG platform:

  • You do not need to submit anything for this XP
  • You should be able to describe what it was like to recreate a beat with samples

If you are not using the LRNG platform:

  • Continue below and share with your teacher or organization:

Sharing What You Learned

  • Describe what it was like to recreate a beat with samples

Next Steps

Return to the XP How is sampling a part of making a beat? (continue to the next XP in the mini-playlist)


Move On

Return to the Getting Started Making Beats Music Learning Playlist