Click here to see a fascinating 20 minute video by Nate Harrison about the history of the Amen break – a 6 second drum loop that was first recorded in 1969.This short drum loop has been used many times in various compositions over the years – and is a great example of how creativity works and how we always build on the work of those before us.
If you like the video and the idea of using loops from other artists for your own songs – visit ccMixter to download freely available loops and you can also add your own for others to use.