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Old 05-02-2017, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: Fast...

I haven't read each post in detail because it got a little snarky there but I remember discussing the whole "jazz tempo markings vs rock tempo markings" with Tommy Igoe. His point was that jazz is based off of a quarter note flow whereas rock is off an 8th note flow.

So when a jazz guy is thinking "fast tempo" he might be thinking about quarters going by at 400 BPM. The jazz ride pattern at that speed is blistering.

Whereas a rock guy would be thinking about playing 8ths at 240 (METAL!!!) or 16ths at 120 or something.That's also pretty damn fast.

Or you could play like my good friend Marco here, he's pretty fast:
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