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Old 09-09-2009, 02:46 AM
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Default Re: Country Music

Originally Posted by rogue_drummer View Post
The bass player called a rhythm a "waltz" rhythm, as in "this song has a waltz rhythm" to it. I replied "you mean 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3" as in a traditional symphonic waltz? What he was referring to as the "waltz" beat was actually cut time with the eighth notes on the hats and the bass on 1 and 2 and the snare on the off beat on 1& 2&, etc. Simple enough. Ok Pops, if you want to call it a waltz, then it's your waltz beat.
We call that a bastard polka if it's swung... for lack of a better word. because the same beat in straight cut-time is a polka.
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