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Old 05-02-2017, 12:39 AM
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Yeah, all fine with me basically, but the whole point of discussion originally
in this thread was the comparison between jazz to backbeat music I think.

Have you played some jazz standards? I think everybody who played in
both worlds agrees that the perception of tempo is different.

I'd even go as far and say, in a way, you could say jazz pieces are counted
and felt twice as fast. You know, as in the famous example where:

swing pulse --> + backbeat on beat 3 = half time shuffle --> morph to binary and change counting of the backbeats to 2 and 4

if you know what I mean, this description may be a little strange :). It's
almost 12 pm here and my eyes are half closed already...
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