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  • #31






    Quote Originally Posted by techristian
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    When was the last time that I discussed diminished chords? I find it just as funny that a bunch of non drummers are discussing rhythm, funk and otherwise.












    Quote Originally Posted by techristian
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    As a drummer there are only two types of shuffle that I play. 16th note shuffle (hardly ever) or triplet shuffle. To play funk, most of the time I will accent the "ANDS" These gradual variations from 8th notes to shuffle are only new products of automation. I have never tried to play something which is halfway between a shuffle and straight 8th notes. Of course I could emulate such a thing after practicing with it for some time, but is it the natural way that I would play it? No. Could I define it as funk. I don' think so, because it is unnatural. Perhaps I could call it pseudofunk?



    Dan




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    • #32
      Dan, swing is a creature of drum machines. Like others here, I often use "real" drum loops (I still think the Discrete Drum sets are totally outstanding). But they're not appropriate for music that's written for drum machines. In fact, calling them "drum machines" was probably a mistake, because then people have drum-like expectations. They should have been called "rhythm synthesizers" or something, then they could have been accepted on their own terms



      Just as rigid quantization is a characteristic of, uh, rhythm synthesizers, swing is a way to alter that rigidity. It's still rigid, but in a more interesting way.
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      • #33






        Quote Originally Posted by techristian
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        When was the last time that I discussed diminished chords? I find it just as funny that a bunch of non drummers are discussing rhythm, funk and otherwise.





        Dan




        Since when are rhythm, funk and otherwise to be discussed only by drummers?



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        • #34
          It's one thing, to read people going on about the ins and outs of being able to read music, though they can't read music btw. But, c'mon man.

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          • #35






            Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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            • #36






              Quote Originally Posted by RockViolin
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              It's one thing, to read people going on about the ins and outs of being able to read music, though they can't read music btw. But, c'mon man.




              Did I hear my name not quite whispered?



              For the record, I'm not trying to get anyone for whom the Standard Notation system works and is comfortable to 'switch' to some new system.



              I was just saying I think the exploration of alternative -- and hopefully more logical and less semantically overloaded -- notational systems is worthwhile on the academic/research level.





              With regard to flipping new music, I make a point of checking out music (using my MOG subscription) I read about -- on those occasions it actually sounds like a) I might like it or b) it might provide a new direction to elements in the music scene or b) might give me or someone else new ideas that could be absorbed into music more to my or their liking. It's mostly a thankless task, I have to say, many (I stopped myself frtom saying most) recording engineers seem to have really lame taste in music. (That, of course, is from my perspective of having exceptional taste in music. I can confirm that: everything I like is brilliant. Almost.)

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              • #37






                Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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                Did I hear my name not quite whispered?



                For the record, I'm not trying to get anyone for whom the Standard Notation system works and is comfortable to 'switch' to some new system.



                I was just saying I think the exploration of alternative -- and hopefully more logical and less semantically overloaded -- notational systems is worthwhile on the academic/research level.




                I can think of a number of number of forumites that may have heard their names...floating on the breeze. But I wasn't calling you out, bluetoblue.



                I'm smarter than I look.



                Alternative notation. Yeah, it's something I'd enjoy investigating, just because I enjoy finding new ways of doing things. But with so much detail that can vary so widely in the music itself, it's unlikely I think that any system will come about that isn't overloaded in some way. Learning to read music is always going to be a long row to hoe, for many people.

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