thanks for dealing with my arrogant statements like a gentlemen
Good one, guys.No problem, I have broad shoulders.
It's rare that 1) an attackee can be so mellow (Long Fuse is a good name) and 2) an attacker can pull back. A refreshing change from the usual internet escalations. Drummers rock (or was that groove?)
Longfuse, I found your OP a bit basic too, no offence. Henri covered most of it IMO.
I think it helps to think about why music is named the way it is.
Frinstance, rock ... rocking ... back and forth, in and out - boom bap boom bap - strong quarter accents. Groove means you're locked into a rut and implies unshakeable continuity of flow - it's doesn't suggest one way or another whether the beat is rocking (ie. digging in to those quarters) or more syncopated. So rock can groove, eg. John Bonham. Notice that people talk about Phil Rudd being a groove rocker too? Another rock band that plays a lot of mid tempo tunes with a lot of heavy digging in on the quarter notes.
Tempo is the elephant in the room when it comes to dancing. Funk is normally mid tempo and there's plenty of time for dancers to sway and shimmy. If you try to shimmy to uptempo rock it's going to turn out like belly dancing.
As for nodding to funk, does anyone know what you call that move where, instead of "rock nodding" (bobbing your face up and down leading with the forehead), you push your face forward leading with the chin, almost like a pecking motion? Funk bassists do it all the time.
polka can groove for gods sake ......ask Bermuda
When I saw Al play they launched into this hard rocking prestissimo polka that was a whole lot more bob than sway.... By the way, Polka doesn't groove...it 'Polks' (now that's pedantic!) :^)