Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hemiola funk - repeated beats

More of this hemiola funk idea, putting the two basic 3/4 patterns into 4/4 by repeating each beat of the pattern... starting on each beat of the pattern. I don't know if there's a special need for anyone to play through all of these posts; I'm just developing an idea live on the site, running it through some logical permutations and seeing what I get. A lot of it ends up being primary funk vocabulary, and it's not hard, so maybe you want to play through it once. Do it with one of my practice loops to hear some context.

I'm not into writing materials just based on mathematical logic, but with this particular idea, much of what you get from that turns out to be actual things that somebody played in real life. So I'll continue developing it, and hopefully end up with a more concise HEMIOLA THEORY OF FUNK DRUMMING.

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