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Thing About 1/8th Notes

Thing About 1/8th Notes

You are usually working on a particular song to be able to transfer that learning to a thousand songs. Try to understand what you do at that level. How would I do this same thing in a different key or in a different style or rhythm? Learning just one song for its own sake is not very effective, especially when a little effort on your part will spread your learning a long way.

Think about 1/8th notes or 16th notes (cutting the beat in half) to make songs funky, choppy, rhythmically dynamic, exciting.

Here’s a super funky song (in this case pronounced “fownky”, as it is extremely funky). Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMPTXAc9aJ0. The group is gone now but the groove remains. Also, normally I think we should listen to music without regard to the accompanying videos, but this is a cool video as well.

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