Monday, May 19, 2014

Page o' coordination: Afro 9/8

The “Afro” feel in 9/8, or 3/4, is not exactly a standard feel, but it does come up. Like, in Portland, a tune by the drummer/composer Lawrence Williams gets called quite often, among several different people I play with. It's based on the Afro-Cuban 6/8 (which I hope is causing you a lot of pain via the other POCs), but I don't believe there's a “correct” version of it in 9; so this is a little bit of a bastardization. If you find a bell pattern that works better for you, by all means use it— you won't get in trouble.

A fresh link for the tom moves, for you. 

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