Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Funky Fourth!

I hope your Independence Day holiday was as enjoyable and pyrotechnic as mine was. Here's a quick funk groove to help you get back in the 'independence' mood if you haven't been practicing.

The X notes (G above the staff) are played with hi-hat.


4 comments:

  1. Just wanted to clarify that tempos for all of these grooves are totally up to you. They're all marked at 120 because that's Noteflight's default tempo. So, for future grooves, I'll try to change that to an actual, realistic tempo marking.

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  2. This is a pretty weird groove...what type of music would you possibly play this in??

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  3. Also, just wondering, could you put repeat signs at the end of all these cool grooves they'd be easier to listen to and learn. Just a suggestion.Thanks!

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  4. Seth - at its heart, this is just a rock groove, kick on 1 and 3, snare on 2 and 4. Everything else is an embellishment. So you could use it in any rock/funk setting, but I'd be choosy to make sure that everything fits with the feel and flow of the rest of the instruments and the specific style you're playing.

    More than anything, this is a jumping off place to give you an idea that you can use, build on, embellish, simplify, or whatever fits your purposes.

    I'll work on the repeat signs...

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