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Old 02-01-2011, 04:51 AM
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Default Steve Gadd's 32nd Note Lick

This is a lick I'm only just beginning to work with, its a tough one! You can see I have trouble keeping everything together and tight... oh well! I'm still working on it, haha.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn9T721-0sE

Anyone else know and love this lick?
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:56 AM
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Yeah, I fell in love with that lick the first time I heard it, way way back when. Then I bought the Up Close video and started to woodshed it. I used to find a way to stick it in almost everything I played for a while there. One of the problems with lifting Gadd's stuff is it's so obvious where you're getting it from. But I still sneak that figure in when I get a chance.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:09 AM
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Yeah, I fell in love with that lick the first time I heard it, way way back when. Then I bought the Up Close video and started to woodshed it. I used to find a way to stick it in almost everything I played for a while there. One of the problems with lifting Gadd's stuff is it's so obvious where you're getting it from. But I still sneak that figure in when I get a chance.
Haha, thats true, you can't really hide it very well! I guess its because his work is so creative and original, that there's very little common ground.
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Wow, I completely forgot about that one! That is so classic. Nice playing!
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Gadd's genius: make poignant musical statements with simple things - i.e. inverted doubles.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:41 PM
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Wow, I completely forgot about that one! That is so classic. Nice playing!
It is indeed classic!

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Gadd's genius: make poignant musical statements with simple things - i.e. inverted doubles.
I know, its pretty crazy! What a beautiful groove...
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Gadd's genius: make poignant musical statements with simple things - i.e. inverted doubles.
not to hijack the thread, but inverted doubles are RLLRRLLR etc, correct? I've always been disputed over this.
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Wow, awesome. Very nice playing.
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not to hijack the thread, but inverted doubles are RLLRRLLR etc, correct? I've always been disputed over this.
That's how I think of them.
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not to hijack the thread, but inverted doubles are RLLRRLLR etc, correct? I've always been disputed over this.
Yup, RLLRRLLR is an inverted double stroke roll. I believe you would also call LLRRLLRR and LRRLLRRL inversions of the double stroke roll.

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Wow, awesome. Very nice playing.
Thank you!
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you're a studious, good player, not to mention industrious. i liked your ice skating piece-cool gig...do you think i could borrow your set this weekend so i can get some chicks? it's cool.
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I first heard that lick on the break from the Rickie Lee Jones song Chuck E's in Love. Loved it. Just a simple little 32nd note break in the middle of the song that you only heard once. Tasty!
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I've just sussed Gadd's 50 ways to leave your lover groove, but it doesn't sound like Gadd. How many years will that take?

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Very nice as always luke, keep up the good work, might have to give that one a shot, looks pretty intense.
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you're a studious, good player, not to mention industrious. i liked your ice skating piece-cool gig...do you think i could borrow your set this weekend so i can get some chicks? it's cool.
Thank you for your kind words! And sure, have at it, lol.

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I first heard that lick on the break from the Rickie Lee Jones song Chuck E's in Love. Loved it. Just a simple little 32nd note break in the middle of the song that you only heard once. Tasty!
From what I understand, thats the origin of it. I think thats the only place he plays it!

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I've just sussed Gadd's 50 ways to leave your lover groove, but it doesn't sound like Gadd. How many years will that take?

Davo
Thats a pretty cool groove, it takes a light touch and a good time feel to make it feel right, I haven't had a look at it in a loooong time, thanks for reminding me!

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Very nice as always luke, keep up the good work, might have to give that one a shot, looks pretty intense.
Do it! You'll fall in love with it quickly :D
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From what I understand, thats the origin of it. I think thats the only place he plays it!
He uses it on a few other recordings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01cSqCD8x0w at the 1:10 mark, except here he does it with rim clicks. This was a hit single for Jarreau.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x_UtxM55JY Throughout the solo, especially after about the 7:00 mark, at a much faster tempo! He played it on the original recording, too.
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He uses it on a few other recordings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01cSqCD8x0w at the 1:10 mark, except here he does it with rim clicks. This was a hit single for Jarreau.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x_UtxM55JY Throughout the solo, especially after about the 7:00 mark, at a much faster tempo! He played it on the original recording, too.
Cool, I never knew that; thanks for sharing those, I really enjoyed that 8mile!
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