Pen tapping is very fun và easy, but I haven’t seen anyone create instructions lớn teach

people. This tutorial will teach you how to use a pen to vị a drum mix beat pattern ( just like the title). In addition, this tutorial will also teach you how lớn choose an appropriate pen for pen tapping. I hope you guys will lượt thích it. Please also leave comments (about what you liked about this tutorial or what you did not lượt thích about it), so I can improve this tutorial.

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The golden rule about choosing an appropriate pen for pen tapping is: choose whatever pen that fits the best in your hand. Everyone"s hand is different, so you want khổng lồ choose the perfect pen for you khổng lồ pen tap with instead of just followin somebody else.

However, there are some general features I prefer, such as thick & long, so that you don"t drop your pen easily when you are tapping. Also, a smooth surface would ·

help you create better with sound, for instance, creating the sound "Da", which is a sound I will teach later in this tutorial.

Based on my preference, I listed the common pens that I often find in my pencil case into three levels (as the first picture shows above). Pens from the left are my most preferred pens, the middle pens are medium preferred, và right section, just throw them away.

I will also teach with the sharpie, which is the number one in my picture 1.

So, enough for choosing pens, let"s move on.

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Step 2: So, How vị You Hold the Pen?


Hold the pen like the first three pictures I am showing you above. Hold the pen in the middle, versus too far

towards either tip. Hold the part that you are comfortable with as long as you bởi not drop the

pen. Because we are making music & having fun, do whatever you are comfortable that will not make you drop the pen.)

The only rule you have to lớn follow here is: hold the pen on the tip of your fingers so when you make the “Da” sound, you will succeed.

Try lớn lie down the pen on the table like the fourth picture above. Make sure when you vày it, your fingers are not touching the table.

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Ok, enough of that. Moving on to sounds.

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Step 3: First Sound!!! "Do"


The first sound is called "Do". It is imitating the sound of a base drum.

You need khổng lồ lift your hand about 2 to 3 centimet above the table, then you drop your wrist on the table to make a sound. At this time, you are making the sound through hit the table with your wrist, so when your wrist drops on the table, your pen should not cảm biến the table.

Refer to lớn the pictures above, if you are in doubt of doing this incorrectly.

Here you go, first sound is learned. Ready lớn move on khổng lồ the next one?

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Step 4: Sound 2! "S"!!!


The second sound imitates the hi-hat sound from the drum set. A hi-hat sound happens with two cymbals on a

drum mix hit each other.

Again, hold your pen horizontally parallel & around 2-3 cms above the table, then drop the front tip of the pen on the table.

Got it? Good job.

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Step 5: Last Sound!!!!! "Da"!!!!


Finally! The last sound we are making is a "Da", I told you about earlier, that imitates the snare drum.

To make "Da", you need khổng lồ hold your pen horizontally above the table, then drop it vertically straight down to make the whole surface of the pen lines up with the surface of the table to make a full sound.

Now you have learned all the sounds. But wait, you need to lớn learn the final step: combining sounds into a drum phối beat pattern.

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Step 6: Final Final Final Step!!!!!! Combining!!!!!

You did all the steps khổng lồ get to here. The last thing to lớn learn is how to combine the three sounds we learned lớn make a basic drum mix beat pattern.

The combination is: "Do" "S" "Da" "S", just like I have shown above.

WOW!!! Now you learned the basic beat! It suits most pop songs in 2 beats and 4 beats swing, such as Taylor Swift"s "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever" and "Shake It Off". Well, now you can enjoy the beat & have fun with tapping it along with songs.

For more advanced people who are interested in learning more combinations, please visit these links:


Thank you for following my tutorial! I hope you liked it và please leave a phản hồi bellow, so I know what lớn improve & what to lớn keep.

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1 year ago


i found from my experience that the thickness of the desk or table is also very important especially for the bass drum sound