How to Use QBackBeat Lite

QBackBeat Lite is a QuaverMusic Creative that allows you to create drum grooves by clicking on the white segments next to a variety of percussion instruments: Kick Drum, Snare, Floor Tom, and Hi-Hat.

Read on to learn more about this engaging activity!

Step One: Open QBackBeat Lite

  • Select the Creatives menu from the Teacher or Student Dashboard.
  • Select QBackBeat Lite and launch the application.

Step Two: Create Your Composition

  • If you’d like to open a saved creation, click MENU and OPEN.
  • Select the segments you would like to fill with sound.
  • You’ll be able to choose from: Kick Drum, Snare, Floor Tom, and Hi-Hat!
  • Click on the squares you’d like to fill in with drum grooves. The squares will illuminate with color. Click the square again to remove the sound.
  • You can adjust the tempo settings by clicking Moderato and making your selection.
  • Add additional measures by clicking the yellow arrows on the bottom right.
  • Click the yellow PLAY button to playback your creation.
  • Click CLEAR to clear your creation and start over.

Step Three: Save Your Creation and Download It

  • Click MENU in the top right corner of the screen and click SAVE to save your creation. You will be asked to give your creation a title.
  • After saving your creation, you can make an mp3 to download it. Click MAKE MP3 from the menu and then DOWNLOAD the mp3 when it’s ready.
  • If you would like to open a past creation, at any point, click MENU and OPEN.

How to Assign QBackBeat Lite to Your Students for Submission

To begin, create a folder where your assignment will live.

  • With no folder selected, click MENU, NEW FOLDER, and give it a title.
  • Name your folder something like “QBackBeat Assignment” and click OK.

Your folder will now appear on the right side of your Resource Manager.

  • Search for QBackBeat Lite in Resource Manager.
  • Drag the resource into your folder on the right side of the screen.
  • Select the folder and hit MENU and NEW ASSIGNMENT TEMPLATE.
  • Name your assignment, “QBackBeat Lite.”
  • Open the folder and you’ll see your named Assignment with a green “A” next to it. 
  • Click MENU and ASSIGN TO CLASS to choose a class or classes you would like to give the assignment to.
  • When students launch the assignment, they will be able to create their composition and a SUBMIT option will appear on the MENU when they are done and ready to submit.
  • Students should SAVE their submission if they wish to access it at a later time.
  • Completed Creations will show up in your GradeBook next to the student’s name with an orange checkmark.
  • Click the checkmark to review their work.