At first, I thought it’d be fun to type my name, some famous artist names, and a couple of curse words. (Let me assure you, "fuck" has a particular zing when it involves a high hat.) Then I began typing sentences, to create longer, more complex beats. And then I started manipulating the machine with intent, adding a "ggg" or an "xxxxx" where I wanted to pepper in old school hip-hop flare.
At that point, I realized the real cleverness behind TypeDrummer. Without any understanding of beats, notation, or how MIDI sequencers work, it lures you into creating music through the language you already know.