DJ Finger Drumming Lessons Now Available On Melodics App


Melodics just announced a new batch of lessons dedicated to cue point drumming for DJs, along with a Windows version of its tutoring app.

A new category of cue point drumming and performance pad lessons is now available at Melodics, the innovative "finger drumming" app that recently hit the market.

Tailor-made for DJs, these lessons focus on performing with your controller's pads to help you make build-ups, breakdowns, and flips, essentially extending your bag of DJ mix tricks. A Windows version of the app has also just been released too alongside the Mac version that was previously announced.

We've tried out Melodics since its launch, and it's a fun way to learn finger drumming - although at launch it was geared more towards music producers. With this new batch of lessons, the service becomes more relevant to DJs since of course most all controllers these days have at least one row of performance pads to mash cue points with.

• Melodics for Windows and the new performance pad lessons are live. Visit the Melodics website for more details.

Have you tried doing a live routine using cue points and your controller's pads? Is that something you're eager to learn? Let us know below.

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  1. Gotta say this is a great effort for anyone wanting to "get into" finger drumming. It's almost impossible to find a tutor willing to teach drum pads. For those who've tried, I'm sure you got the "analogue instruments are best" attempt to convert you to pay for lessons about what they know... but that's not what you want.

    While finger drumming seems simple at first, it's because people make it look easy, but just like typing, or playing a piano, there are easier, more efficient ways of doing things that aren't readily foreseeable at first.

    I started out with this program a couple of weeks back, and found I'd been doing a couple of things not as well as I could have... which makes me wonder why this (tailored to you, and your tastes) course isn't included in every finger drum kit, because it's interactive.

    I'm eager to continue honing my finger drumming skills with this app.

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