Trap Beats

Trap music incorporates some unique rhythmic features, particularly in the form of rapidly changing between subdivisions on the Hi-Hat whilst keeping the kick pattern and back beat heavy. In recent times, I have become a big fan of jazz musicians, such as Christian Scott and Theo Croker, using these beats in their music, although some of the hardest hitting beats can be found from those producers pushing this sound since the beginning! 

Here is a sheet with 5 different 'Trap inspired' rhythms, with a particular focus on shifting subdivisions on the Hi- Hat, focusing on 8th notes, 8th note triplets, 16th notes, 16th note triplets and 32nd notes. 

Download the sheet music below for free and see what you can come up with!

Notation: Trap Beats

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