[LAU] tool practice rhythm

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Mon Apr 21 12:53:51 EDT 2008

On Monday 21 April 2008, Atte André Jensen wrote:
> Ken Restivo wrote:
> > One of the reasons I can't play
> > reggae convincingly is because I don't use the stuff; I can't imagine
> > anyone being able to play "plink.... plink.... plink... plink" on the
> > 2 and 4 for hours on end without it. :-)
> I play in a reggae band, and I don't use any "remedy". At least three
> things are different from what you describe:
> 1) The bass-player is from Ghana and the drummer from Mozambique, and
> those guys groove like something else...
> 2) You don't play "plink... plink" on 2 and 4 at all. You play tobacco
> on 1-&, 2 and 2-&. I use a rhodes on "to" and "cco" and an hammond w
> lesslie on "ba". Getting this groove right is not that easy...
> 3) They pay well :-)

I played guitar in some reggae combos. It's actually fun to play the 2 and 4 
for hours on ends.. I can get pretty meditative.. And you really get to hear 
when you're ahead or behind just a tad. Usually there's another  instrument 
though which can do the 2 and 4 thing, too (guitar piano, etc), so one can 
sometimes trade the more interesting parts..


Palimm Palimm!

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