How to Write Christmas Songs (Day 10: Write a Drum Beat in Odd Time Signature)

Are you ready for some crazy Christmas fun? Good, cos December is shaping up to be a wild ride here at the Revolution Harmony studio, as we're doing daily Hack Music Theory videos. Yeah!!!

So, here's our Christmas challenge to ourselves: It's kinda like a music theory advent calendar, where we'll be writing a Christmas song over the next few weeks, and teaching you the music theory and songwriting hacks we use along the way!

Okay, now click play above and get stuck into Day 10's video, where we teach you how to write a unique drum beat (in the odd time signature of 5/4) that stands out from the crowd. But first... tea!

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We really hope you dig our new music theory lesson, and if you wanna get your hands on all the vital theory hacks you need to write great songs, then please download our Hack Music Theory for Songwriting & Producing PDF (click & scroll down).

Thank you for being brave and committing to make the world a better place through better music. Until next week, happy songwriting & producing!

Kate & Ray Harmony
Vancouver BC, Canada
Music Teachers, Songwriters & Producers