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Great Grooves — Part 2

Here’s another selection of grooves for you to try. Concentrate on developing your coordination, along with the fluidity and smoothness of performance that will put these patterns “in the pocket.” The key is to be clean and precise, yet comfortable…

by James Morton
Jun 28, 2018

Great Grooves, Part 1

From a general viewpoint, the word “groove” suggests a certain rhythmic precision in group playing, not unlike the word “tight” or the phrase “in the pocket.” From a drummer’s perspective, groove can also indicate a particular rhythmic motif, which, when…

by James Morton
Jun 25, 2018