Gina Knight - Downbeats and Upbeats

  • Am Vor 7 years

    Gina KnightGina Knight

    Dauer: 2:18

    Gina Knight, (Drum Lessons Girl) talks to drummers about downbeats and upbeats! This video was produced at Blue Flash Studio, 2012. www.drumlessonsgirl.com

Murat Ç.
Murat Ç.

Easier than I thought. Thank you.

Vor 29 Tage
M B
M B

Hey!! more videos please!! You are bellísima!!

Vor Monat
Theophilus Eli
Theophilus Eli

This was cool but next time don't waste so much time just explaining verbally but rather show example while explaining.

Vor 2 Monate
Shahnewaz manto
Shahnewaz manto

Like your presentation

Vor 3 Monate
RAKBEATZ
RAKBEATZ

What are off beats ??

Vor 3 Monate
ziggy 101
ziggy 101

I still do not get it. When the drums change beat, is that the upbeat >

Vor 4 Monate
GereDJ2
GereDJ2

For a simple distinction between the two beats listen to how Ringo uses it on "Day Tripper".

Vor 4 Monate
Matthew Elijah
Matthew Elijah

Very helpful! Thank you

Vor 5 Monate
Brian Secretaria
Brian Secretaria

Make sense ...Thanks Gina amazing drumming.

Vor 6 Monate
Facu Cai
Facu Cai

Hi Gina, thanks for the explanation. I am from ARgentina and this is useful to me to understand when I read about music in english. I have a little constructive critic thoug, that microphone is taking your saliva's sound from your mouth... hehee.... Regards from Argentina!!

Vor 6 Monate
Benjamin Bloom
Benjamin Bloom

She had potential to be a pretty little rock star. What does she do now?!🤔

Vor 6 Monate
Rogers Photography
Rogers Photography

nailed it.

Vor 6 Monate
Ilyssaallison
Ilyssaallison

What about an offbeat?

Vor 7 Monate
Rey DeGuerra
Rey DeGuerra

I am not a drummer, but i only watch videos to see your smile.

Vor 7 Monate
Frank McFarlane
Frank McFarlane

That smile though.

Vor 9 Monate
Paladin Vann
Paladin Vann

Thank you

Vor 11 Monate
Abhishek
Abhishek

Thank you. That helped.

Vor 11 Monate
sam fad
sam fad

Thank you! God bless you sweety!!

Vor year
Little Bird
Little Bird

Thanks

Vor year
Hugo Quiroz
Hugo Quiroz

Thank you!!!

Vor year
Jaime Manera
Jaime Manera

Thank you!

Vor year
Colin Frasier
Colin Frasier

thank you

Vor year
Саня Вадимович
Саня Вадимович

Hi hatty

Vor year
Ramon Fernandez
Ramon Fernandez

Thanks for the quick explanation and example and context of a different definition

Vor year
mike419100
mike419100

Thanks -- I was practicing my drumming to an old but GREAT Doobie Brothers song - "What a fool believes" - ( I love thee vocals there.) So I noticed towards the end of the song when the chorus is emphasizing (believes) by singing with a higher voice, hitting the crash symbol on the upbeat sounds really cool. It really complements the chorus. The only way I figured this out is because with my left foot (hi-hat) my heel was up in the air when I hit the crash symbol. - Check out the song on YouTube. This was done in early to mid 70's - My point: using upbeats can really add cool effects to your drumming.

Vor year
Joy Bridges-Henderson
Joy Bridges-Henderson

Been playing piano for 20+ years and this is the BEST explanation I've ever heard. I FINALLY understand the difference now! (not that us piano players really need to understand upbeats/downbeats or use that term like other musicians might lol).

Vor year
QRS3C273
QRS3C273

Thank you!!!

Vor year
Record Artist Dyan Villavicencio AH-YES-YES-YO!
Record Artist Dyan Villavicencio AH-YES-YES-YO!

THANK YOU FOR THE TIPS GINA KNIGHT ...:)

Vor year
Marco Garcia
Marco Garcia

Crystal clear, thanks.

Vor year
ernesto aquino
ernesto aquino

similar to.ostinato?

Vor 2 years
Manuel G.
Manuel G.

Wich song is it at 1:12 ?

Vor 2 years
Willis Mac
Willis Mac

embarrassing and unacceptable; sorry about that. Total brain fart

Vor year
EnemyDown619
EnemyDown619

the song is Black Dog not Rock n roll

Vor year
Willis Mac
Willis Mac

Rock n roll- Led Zeppelin- From untitled 4th album, released 1971. Their most commercially successful record

Vor year
Marcia Cox
Marcia Cox

I'm still confused... you said "as defined" upbeat is the 4th beat, then you said for drums it's the "&" beat, like 1 & 2 & 3 & 4. So, does upbeat have different meaning for drum? Please, explain. Thanks.

Vor 2 years
hss116
hss116

Marcia Cox She’s saying that there are two separate definitions. The traditional definition - (related to the conductors hand movements) So the downbeat for this is the strongest beat in a measure so in a 4/4 time, that would be 1. And the upbeat is the last beat of the measure (when the conductors hands go up) which would be 4 in 4/4 time. The second definition (an alternate definition that drummers often use) The downbeats are the beats in the measure. So in 4/4, it would be 1,2,3,4. The upbeats are the subdivisions of this beat (usually just the and’s/+’s). So in 4/4 there would be 4 +’s/upbeats after each down beat. Just in case you might not know, rhythm is usually subdivided into 4s and you count them as 1e+a, 2e+a,... and so forth. Hope this helps!

Vor year
Sandy Yiew
Sandy Yiew

thanks alot Gina!! may I know what is offbeat? because sometimes people call that upbeat hihat is "offbeat hihat", and now I have confusing about off beat? and if on 16th note, some of the bass pattern is on "e" and "a", can we call that offbeat bass??

Vor 2 years
Marcia Cox
Marcia Cox

Good question

Vor 2 years
The Joker
The Joker

Jesus christ, your goddamn mouth noises are fucking disgusting. Very helpful video though. I feel like I understand more about rythm now.

Vor 2 years
aenima3174
aenima3174

Try, for a moment like the one you commented during, to control your inability to deal with life.

Vor 2 years
marcards steve
marcards steve

Hi,Thanks Gina. Somebody very famous once said about Rock n' Roll," it's got a backbeat you can't lose it". Are downs and backs the same beat ? I wonder who that famous person was now ? And did you know why the BEATles were called the Beatles ?

Vor 2 years
SstealthH
SstealthH

Jesus Christ you've got a good voice

Vor 2 years
Kobi Rohman
Kobi Rohman

thanks for making this

Vor 2 years
Armeezy Kunzu
Armeezy Kunzu

so clear and well-done! Thanks! Plus, Gina is pretty and has a beautiful voice too, God!

Vor 2 years
Matthew Olden
Matthew Olden

Finally get the difference, thanks a lot Gina!

Vor 2 years
Tony Cobuccio
Tony Cobuccio

THANKS! simple and succinct

Vor 3 years
Mary S.
Mary S.

That was nice thank you.

Vor 3 years
Dreamlife Films
Dreamlife Films

is there a official term for the "drummer up and down beats?"

Vor 3 years
Tata
Tata

Thanks I needed help with my homework.

Vor 3 years
Ivan Vasilyev
Ivan Vasilyev

Thank you very much!

Vor 3 years
nick robinson
nick robinson

The foot tapping analogy did it for me. I've stood and tapped my foot while playing for many years not knowing what you taught me in a few seconds.

Vor 3 years
ArGyProductions
ArGyProductions

Cheers, that's cleared things up

Vor 3 years
Glory Poet
Glory Poet

I got some drumming videos of my own just gotta look for them :)

Vor 3 years
Mark Healy
Mark Healy

Thanks for the explanation Gina

Vor 3 years
Jack Higson
Jack Higson

Thankyou for this. I am showing this to my level three music performance students this week. Very clear!

Vor 3 years
S.P. Nathan
S.P. Nathan

Very clear explanation! Thank you.

Vor 3 years
H_ SH
H_ SH

thank you so much

Vor 4 years
Set Ter
Set Ter

thanks, still one question tho, is the upbeat the same thing as the backbeat ?

Vor 4 years
Set Ter
Set Ter

@Gina Knight Hi Gina, thanks for getting back to me so quickly I am not a drummer (obviously, but need to know some concepts for programming), however, but have always had a bit of a hazy idea about naming the beats. You have helped to clear this up for me. Happy Easter ! ( like your Robert Plant :))

Vor 4 years
Gina Knight
Gina Knight

Good question -- no, actually the backbeat usually refers to beats 2 and 4.  This video might help...I refer to it here -----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMVVIcuTzNg

Vor 4 years
Ömer Mert Ekşioğlu
Ömer Mert Ekşioğlu

Finally I got the concept of upbeat. Thanks a lot.

Vor 4 years
Samiran Sonowal
Samiran Sonowal

even me maam....thanks a lot...love u maam

Vor 2 years
Gina Knight
Gina Knight

You are very welcome - thanks for watching!  :) 

Vor 4 years
Muhammad Hari Setiawan
Muhammad Hari Setiawan

No you don't, i still have no idea of what you explained -_-

Vor 4 years
Nate James II
Nate James II

For the first time I truly understand the meaning of the backbeat, after years and years of being unsure. Thank you!!

Vor 4 years
Gina Knight
Gina Knight

:)

Vor 4 years
MrSteven2945
MrSteven2945

great explaination.....

Vor 5 years
Gina Knight
Gina Knight

:) 

Vor 4 years
Ala123
Ala123

I'm not a drummer but I found this extremely helpful because when listening to people on YouTube explaining rhythms I was lost when they used downbeats and upbeats.

Vor 5 years
Gina Knight
Gina Knight

Great!  Thanks!  :) 

Vor 4 years

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