[LAU] tool practice rhythm
ken at restivo.org
Mon Apr 21 15:19:54 EDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 06:53:51PM +0200, Florian Schmidt wrote:
> 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..
Yep. Here's like 5 guys all playing the same bubble on the upbeats, at the exact same time, and somehow nailing it every time:
I found that impressive. But James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince resonates more than Bob Marley does with my metabolism. I guess anything will do for rhythm practicing though, as long as you feel it and can get locked into the groove.
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