Thanks Planoranger! Yeah, that live version sounds good despite (or because of) significant departures from the original recording - BD on all quarters and using one hand for the hihat pattern between beat 1 and 2. The video doesn't capture if the drummer is using one or two hands for the tom part but one can figure those details out themselves.rhumbagirl -- Let me add my congrats on landing the gig. You're gonna kill it!!
As usual, C.M. nailed it with his advice. Here's proof: 4/5 of the originals doing a cover of their own original...
The drummer does take liberties with fills. There really aren't any on the original if I'm not mistaken...ahhh...the magic of looping in the studio.
Edited to correct stupidity and repetitiveness
Just try to ignore the corny antics of the orchestra (or at least try to).
Ignore the corny antics of the orchestra (or at least try to)
I think this is the toughest tune. There's also a lot of 16th note patterns in disco that have intricate accents that can be difficult. We probably can all accent alternating groups of two 16th notes like this:
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|1...2...3...4...|1...2...3...4...| >> >>> >> >>> >> >>> >> >>> |RLRLRLRLRLRLRLRL|RLRLRLRLRLRLRLRL| HH