I've just had a baby and of course I've delved deep into the expanse of lullaby renditions of popular music. Looking for something better than what I can find, I've taken to creating my own lullabies. I get midi files of songs then use Garageband to change the instruments to baby friendly sounds (guitars to music box etc.). One issue I'm having is that the piano roll of the drum tracks don't line up nicely with the studio percussion kit (the one with bongos, congas, shaker etc.). I can edit this myself, but I don't know enough about drums to match up the appropriate tracks. Can anybody give me a breakdown of what drums in a kit correspond with the various hand drums etc.? For some context I'm starting out with Justice era Metallica, so the drum kit will probably be pretty comprehensive. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I'm looking to get a pair of Meinl Timbales. Does anyone know where they're made?
Tuna Timbales Recipe
15 oz. canned chunk Light Tuna, packed in water
1/3 cup self-rising flour (I use self-rising Masa corn flour)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon My Seafood Seasoning Mix (recipe below)
Lime Tarter Sauce for dressing ketchup, shrimp cocktail sauce or BBQ sauce for dressing tomatoes and salad greens (optional) non-stick cooking spray
Place tuna with the juices into a mixing bowl.
Stir in flour and mix well.
Add spices and mayonnaise.
Mix on high speed for 1-2 minutes until all is mixed well and mixture is light and airy.
Spray 3 medium sized muffin tins with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
Spoon mixture equally in each tin, heaping on top if necessary.
Bake in a preheated oven 375F. for 50-60 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the tops are firm to the touch.
You want the sides, tops and bottoms to be browned and firm. The insides of the timbales should remain soft.
Remove from the oven and let set for 30 minutes.
This helps firm up the sides and bottoms so they won't fall apart when dislodged.
Gently, (the are fragile when hot) loosen the sides before removing.
You can run a knife around the edges to loosen.
Another way to remove them is to turn the muffin pan on all four sides, gently tapping on the counter top to loosen from the pan.
This method is especially easy when using non-stick muffin tins.
When loosened invert pan. They will pop right out.
Cool further or serve immediately.
They can be served warm or cold.
To plate and serve fancy like the image above, pour a little of your preferred red sauce in the center of your serving plate.
Place one timbale in the center of the sauce and top with a dollop of Lime Tarter Sauce.
Surround the outer edges of plate with greens and tomatoes, if you prefer.
The contrasting flavors of your red and white sauce with tomatoes is awesome with this Tuna Timbales Recipe.
Seafood Seasoning Mix
3 tablespoons paprika powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground thyme
Sift together spices (or stir them together well with a spoon) and pour them in a spice jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
Store in a dark, cool place with your other spices
Take this song for example - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns9YYSqLxyI
I can hear the Congas at the start so I'm reasonably confident with the timing there.
But then the cowbells kick in at 0:45 and I can't hear any of the instruments which I'd normally rely on for musicality.
And what's frustrating is that I can't find any logical step by step way of me learning to hear the rhythm correctly.
Do I have to just listen to loads of Salsa songs and hope one day it magically clicks in my head? Or should I learn an instrument in order to understand the music more deeply?
I am looking for trap and future bass style drums focusing on those pitched snares and timbale in particular. I am not very experienced in this genre. Thanks!