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Short Interview | The Origin Of XpressPads Finger Drumming

Touek & Andreas Interview

Last week I met finger drummer / beat maker Touek and we shot a couple of videos for a different purpose, but while doing so, he asked me about the origin of the XpressPads Finger Drumming technique which turned out to become a short interview and I thought I’d share this part of the recording…
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Novation Launchpad Pro for Finger Drumming

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Novation Launchpad Pro for Finger Drumming? Update 2016-12-04: Please check out this awesome MIDI converter script for Ableton Live. It is a huge time saver, super-easy to setup, and works with Ableton Push 2 & 1, and with Novation Launchpad Pro & MK2. +++ The Novation Launchpad Pro is more than just another control surface for Ableton…
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Travis Rodgers: The XpressPads finger drumming method is really unique.

Hi Andreas, [XpressPads] truly is a unique method compared to the typical “monotonous” finger drumming and creates the ability to get a live drum feel with the pads. Though i’m just starting with this two hand method, it looks to be a real treat (and challenge). Maybe I’ll get up to your level one day, HA!…
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Ableton Push for Finger Drumming

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Content Introduction 64 Pad Drum Rack Since Ableton Live 9.2 Moving From Regular 4×4 Pad Controllers To Ableton Push Establishing A New 64 Pad Layout For Finger Drumming On Ableton Push Specific Ideas For XpressPads Layouts With 64 Pads For Ableton Push Creating A Live 64 Drum Rack For Ableton Push For Your Favourite Virtual Drum Kit…
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Magic Tone Network Exercise Block 05: More Thoughts On Chords (7 Videos / 26 mins)

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Contents This 100 percent FREE video tutorial series starts here. Contents of this exercise block: In-Scale Chords Scale Degrees Chord Functions – Tonic, Sub-Dominant & Dominant The A Minor Scale On The Magic Tone Network The A Minor In-Scale Chords Playing Simple Melodies Over A Chord Progression Strong Notes For Melodies In-Scale Chords Topics covered…
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Magic Tone Network Exercise Block 04: Intervals (5 Videos / 16 mins)

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Contents This 100 percent FREE video tutorial series starts here. Contents of this exercise block: Intervals In Music Intervals In Music – Inverted Position Interval Patterns In-Scale 1 In-Scale 2 Intervals In Music Topics covered in this lesson: – demonstration of the 12 basic relative distances in music – relative distances between notes, counted in…
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Magic Tone Network Exercise Block 03: Chord Basics (14 Videos / 34 mins)

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Contents This 100 percent FREE video tutorial series starts here. Contents of this exercise block: Playing Simple Chord Progressions Bass Notes For Chords Enhancing Simple Chord Progressions Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 1 Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 2 Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 3 Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 4 Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 5 Simple Chord Progressions…
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Magic Tone Network Exercise Block 02: Basic Scale Drills (4 Videos / 7 mins)

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Contents This 100 percent FREE video tutorial series starts here. Contents of this exercise block: Scale Drill – Chromatic Scale Scale Drill – Inverted Chromatic Scale Scale Drill – Major Scale Scale Drill – Inverted Major Scale Scale Drill – Chromatic Scale Scale Drill – Inverted Chromatic Scale Scale Drill – Major Scale Scale Drill…
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Magic Tone Network Exercise Block 01: Introduction (15 Videos / 47 mins)

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Contents This 100 percent FREE video tutorial series starts here. Contents of this exercise block: Magic Tone Network Pad Layout Explained On Launchpad Video Tutorial Setup Overview Note Range Of The Magic Tone Network The Chromatic Scale On The Magic Tone Network The 12-Note Block The C Major Scale On The Magic Tone Network Major…
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Novation Launchpad for Apps OTHER THAN Ableton Live

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Contents Update 2016-12-04: Please check out this awesome MIDI converter script for Ableton Live. It is a huge time saver, super-easy to setup, and works with Ableton Push 2 & 1, and with Novation Launchpad Pro & MK2. +++ What Is The Novation Launchpad? Novation Launchpad & Automap Novation Launchpad For Finger Drumming And The “Magic Tone…
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