create account

The Art of Music Sampling: Music Sampling? What is It? by djlethalskillz

View this thread on steemit.com
· @djlethalskillz ·
$8.95
The Art of Music Sampling: Music Sampling? What is It?
<center>![aos.png](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/djlethalskillz/UO56mVg5-aos.png)</center>

>A big part of making music is the discovery aspect, is the surprise aspect. That's why I think I'll always love sampling. Because it involves combining the music fandom: collecting, searching, discovering music history, and artifacts of recording that you may not have known existed and you just kind of unlock parts of your brain...

If you have listened to a song in the realm of popular music from any point in time from the last fifty years, chances are it has included at least some form of sampling. 

Music sampling, defined as “the act of taking a portion of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece,” has become so commonplace that most times you may not even notice it. 

While the practice of sampling has naturally brought up legal and copyright issues since its inception (as well as a slew of arguments criticizing its validity and creativity as an art form), sampling has nevertheless found a foothold in music culture and creation that continues into the modern-day. 

**Sampling**
Have you ever heard a brand new song on the radio and realized that it sounds familiar? It's not really a cover of an old song, but perhaps it used a well-known bass line and repackaged it into a new arrangement -- much like Sean Kingston's 2007 "Beautiful Girls" borrowed from Ben E. King's 1961 classic, "Stand by Me." Another famous example is how Vanilla Ice borrowed the bass line from Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" for his hip-hop song, "Ice Ice Baby."

<div class="pull-right"><img src="https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmTXsVHpNCVA6uv76zBF9UQUgNDmZ1k6Mon5r5pvWPrrAi/sbm.jpg" /></div>

Or maybe it's more subtle than that. A modern hit song could have taken a 6-second drum sample from a lesser-known, 40-year-old funk recording. Indeed, this is the case for literally thousands of songs, mostly from the hip hop and rap genres, which have borrowed the drum break from 1969's "Amen Brother," a B-side song from a group called the Winstons. Another one of the most sampled pieces is the drum break from James Brown's 1970 song, "Funky Drummer".

This kind of musical borrowing is known as sampling. We should note that the term "sampling" can also refer to the process of turning music into digital data. In this article, we'll be talking about sampling as the process of incorporating a track from a previously recorded song into a brand new song.

![dig.png](https://whaleshares.io/imageupload_data/0ae4842c199f71a6306b080c14f13c78f8a0d8fa)

But it's usually not just a matter of recording a drum break and simply plopping it into another song. It'll often involve taking a portion of the drum break -- even just a few slaps of the snare drum -- and looping it, or repeating the sampled section over and over to form a "loop." For instance, LL Cool J looped a section of the drums from "Funky Drummer" throughout his 1990 song, "Mama Said Knock You Out." Talented artists can sample more than one song at once. That same LL Cool J song, for instance, also happens to sample several other tracks, including a loop of background vocals from 1967's "Trip to Your Heart" by Sly and the Family Stone. Sampling can also involve creative manipulations, such as changing the speed or pitch of the original sample.

Few deny that it takes talent to sample a classic song effectively and use it in a new, creative way. And the practice has played a major role in shaping the entire genre of hip-hop. But sampling has had a long history and more complex legal implications than many people realize.

<center>Do you sample? What are your thoughts on this art form in music creation and production? Let me know in the comment box below. Kudos  </center>

***
<center>
*Follow Dj Lethal Skillz*
[**DJ Lethal Skillz Music on Emanate**](emanate.live/dj-lethal-skillz)

</center>

<center>![](https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmSSeBqm6tspQ8Tc7MgvUp35pHgPV7eDZWhrLQX2u3y83J/bidesign_djlethalskillz.gif)</center>
👍  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and 344 others
👎  , , , , , , ,
properties (23)
post_id84,176,020
authordjlethalskillz
permlinkthe-art-of-music-sampling-music-sampling-what-is-it
categorymusic
json_metadata{"app":"steempeak\/2.2.8","format":"markdown","tags":["music","art","palnet","neoxian","creativecoin","sonicgroove","tunes","bilpcoin","marlians","teammalaysia"],"links":["https:\/\/emanate.live\/dj-lethal-skillz"],"image":["https:\/\/files.steempeak.com\/file\/steempeak\/djlethalskillz\/UO56mVg5-aos.png","https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmTXsVHpNCVA6uv76zBF9UQUgNDmZ1k6Mon5r5pvWPrrAi\/sbm.jpg","https:\/\/whaleshares.io\/imageupload_data\/0ae4842c199f71a6306b080c14f13c78f8a0d8fa","https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmSSeBqm6tspQ8Tc7MgvUp35pHgPV7eDZWhrLQX2u3y83J\/bidesign_djlethalskillz.gif"]}
created2020-02-07 23:13:36
last_update2020-02-07 23:13:36
depth0
children6
net_rshares28,532,500,018,154
last_payout2020-02-14 23:13:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value4.756 SBD
curator_payout_value4.192 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length4,103
author_reputation138,746,559,339,991
root_title"The Art of Music Sampling: Music Sampling? What is It?"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (416)
@bossku ·
Thank you for your support. Here's a !shop as token of appreciation.
properties (22)
post_id84,176,137
authorbossku
permlinkre-the-art-of-music-sampling-music-sampling-what-is-it-20200207t232244z
categorymusic
json_metadata{"app":"rewarding\/0.1.5"}
created2020-02-07 23:22:48
last_update2020-02-07 23:22:48
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2020-02-14 23:22:48
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length68
author_reputation8,317,637,711,026
root_title"The Art of Music Sampling: Music Sampling? What is It?"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@teamcn-shop ·
Hi~ djlethalskillz!
@bossku has gifted you 1 SHOP!
![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmadPZSURDoChgXH9xMdFHEHApQBacDnDK1oUJy5MwVgGF/shop.jpg)

 Currently you have: 1 SHOP
<p><sup>View or Exchange <code> SHOP</code> Please go to <a href="https://steem-engine.com/?p=market&t=SHOP">steem-engine.com</a>.</sup></p>
Are you bored? Play Rock,Paper,Scissors game with me!
properties (22)
post_id84,176,141
authorteamcn-shop
permlinkre-the-art-of-music-sampling-music-sampling-what-is-it-20200207t232244z
categorymusic
json_metadata"{"app":"teamcn-shop bot\/1.0"}"
created2020-02-07 23:23:00
last_update2020-02-07 23:23:00
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2020-02-14 23:23:00
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length366
author_reputation10,606,096,043,539
root_title"The Art of Music Sampling: Music Sampling? What is It?"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@steem-plus ·
SteemPlus upvote
Hi, @djlethalskillz!

You just got a **13.86%** upvote from SteemPlus!
To get higher upvotes, earn more SteemPlus Points (SPP). On your Steemit wallet, check your SPP balance and click on "How to earn SPP?" to find out all the ways to earn.
If you're not using SteemPlus yet, please check our last posts in [here](https://steemit.com/@steem-plus) to see the many ways in which SteemPlus can improve your Steem experience on Steemit and Busy.
properties (22)
post_id84,176,346
authorsteem-plus
permlinkthe-art-of-music-sampling-music-sampling-what-is-it---vote-steemplus
categorymusic
json_metadata{}
created2020-02-07 23:34:36
last_update2020-02-07 23:34:36
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2020-02-14 23:34:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length442
author_reputation247,995,867,762,997
root_title"The Art of Music Sampling: Music Sampling? What is It?"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@teammalaysia ·
#### You’ve been upvoted by **TeamMalaysia** Community :- 
To support the growth of TeamMalaysia Follow our upvotes by using **steemauto.com** and follow trail of @myach

Vote **TeamMalaysia** witness bitrocker2020 using this link <a href="https://v2.steemconnect.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=bitrocker2020&approve=true">vote for witness</a>
properties (22)
post_id84,179,945
authorteammalaysia
permlinklrx0wddvvv
categorymusic
json_metadata{"tags":["teammalaysiadevtest","teammalaysia"],"app":"stephard\/0.1"}
created2020-02-08 02:49:12
last_update2020-02-08 02:49:12
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2020-02-15 02:49:12
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length351
author_reputation198,000,673,111
root_title"The Art of Music Sampling: Music Sampling? What is It?"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@minuetoacademy ·
<center> ¡Este publicación ha sido votada por @minuetoacademy!

![Presentación1.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmNfyq58x9Z3g1YUmFCH4yWevBo5552G6hZSQAwhNwtfkH/Presentaci%C3%B3n1.jpg) 

¡Felicitaciones!
</center>
properties (22)
post_id84,181,287
authorminuetoacademy
permlinkq5d80k
categorymusic
json_metadata{"tags":["sonicgroove"],"users":["minuetoacademy"],"image":["https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmNfyq58x9Z3g1YUmFCH4yWevBo5552G6hZSQAwhNwtfkH\/Presentaci%C3%B3n1.jpg"],"app":"sonicgroove\/0.1","canonical_url":"https:\/\/www.sonicgroove.net\/@minuetoacademy\/q5d80k"}
created2020-02-08 04:19:39
last_update2020-02-08 04:19:39
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2020-02-15 04:19:39
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length215
author_reputation6,489,664,153,600
root_title"The Art of Music Sampling: Music Sampling? What is It?"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000