It's one thing to make people move when you're playing with a band, it's a whole other thing to make people move when you're playing alone on one drum.I didn't know a groove from a grape until I started playing a plastic bucket as a hand drum at the beach. About 300 feet away three girls got out of their car and started dancing to my rhythm. It was just my drumming and they were dancing. That's when I learned what a groove was.
I find the reaction to be unconscious, or at least not related to the genre of, or my interest in, the music being played. A groove is a groove is a groove and will always make me move. I can't tell you how many times I've found myself bopping my head or tapping my foot to music I don't care for, just because of the groove.to me groove is simply infectious sound waves that induce emotion ... stuff that triggers the arrector pili muscles and the sympathetic nervous system ... sounds that make you feel something and in turn your body reacts whether by dancing or goosebumps or anything in between.
By the way, is your post count off? I've been here almost a year, but I swear I've read more than 19 post that you've made.