Hiya… here’s another Periscope broadcast with some elaboration. Hope you’re enjoying this little experiment…
Short version: grooves in 7 in various musical styles have some things in common that I focus on when I play.
– subdividing into groups of 2’s and 3’s
– singing the sound of the pulsations once the counting is mastered
– playing from the bottom up, feet first, but driving the underlying pulse with hi-hat or ride cymbal
Core stuff, the essence of making the grooves work. The real key is to make the transitions from the 2 and 3 sub groupings as seamless as possible. If you practice playing jazz, funk, Latin, whatever in 3, you’ll perfect that transition nicely.
So give it a look and listen, and I hope as always that you can grab something useful. Enjoy!