[Dixielandjazz] DRUMMERS!!!!

BillSargentDrums at aol.com BillSargentDrums at aol.com
Fri May 2 13:20:03 PDT 2003

In a message dated 5/2/03 8:45:36 AM Central Daylight Time, 
barbonestreet at earthlink.net writes:

> It's in the drumming, in the grooves, where all affinities
> start.

I've always told dancers that they are there to dance to the drummer. The 
rest of the band exists only to keep it from being boring.

When you stop to think about it, most forms of music are labels specific 
styles due to the drums and percussion rhythms.

Ballad, swing, bossa nova, cha-cha, beguine, samba, polka, waltz, etc. etc. 
are labels because of the rhythmic structure rather than the harmonic or 
melodic structure of the music or instrumentation of the band.

Thanks for that article Steve!

Just a thought,Bill

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