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Old 11-14-2007, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by fourstringdrums View Post
Could you explain that a bit more? I still don't quite understand how to determine if it's the quarter note or the eight note that gets the beat.

The drum part has a very defined 1/8th note flow with the syncopated accent on the beats of 2,4 and 6 of each measure combined with the bass line with a variations of beat placements on 1 and 2 and ands of 4 and 5 of a 6/4 bar in it's rhythmic cycle. Very African like in influence. Understanding the pattern of the bass in the 1/8th note flow locks in the groove and gives you the "clave" so to speak to let you know where your home base always is.
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