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Old 08-16-2010, 04:35 AM
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Default Groove Essentials V.1 - Calypso

Can someone please tell me what an "A" means above a note? Those of you with Groove Essentials go to Groove #31 - Calypso. What does it mean? The reggae beat has them too.

Tommy Igoe also plays this a bit differently than is written in the music. I know he'll often take liberties and encourages us to work to come up with our own way. But he doesn't usually do that in the demonstration overview.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:06 AM
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It's how he notates an accented cross-stick on the snare. It's on a lot of the World Grooves; reggae, calypso, batucada, merengue, songo.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:38 AM
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It's how he notates an accented cross-stick on the snare. It's on a lot of the World Grooves; reggae, calypso, batucada, merengue, songo.
I see. Thank you. It did not say that in notation notes.
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It's not a cross stick accent.

What the A denotes is a louder than normal accent.

It is in the batucada, the songo and the soca all on rim shots.

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Tommy Igoe also plays this a bit differently than is written in the music. I know he'll often take liberties and encourages us to work to come up with our own way. But he doesn't usually do that in the demonstration overview.
in the demos he's just trying to show you how to play the groove as it's written in the book so you'll be able to see how to play it. when he plays the actual tunes he often takes liberties and strays from the written grooves. i believe he's thinking that the written grooves are a starting point you can use as a basis for your own interpretation of the music. he doesn't want you feel too confined by what he's written and he wants you to experiment and take liberties just like he does.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:48 PM
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Can someone please tell me what an "A" means above a note? Those of you with Groove Essentials go to Groove #31 - Calypso. What does it mean? The reggae beat has them too.

Tommy Igoe also plays this a bit differently than is written in the music. I know he'll often take liberties and encourages us to work to come up with our own way. But he doesn't usually do that in the demonstration overview.
It's not an "A" it's an upside down V, and it's an accent marking called "marcato", which means it's strong and usually very short.
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