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the naturally loose groove

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:49 pm
by watertore
I did these this afternoon. I am a firm believer in "mistakes". My musical goal is to be so relaxed that I have no idea where I am going. To some it may sound "wrong" but to me that is where the real gold is in playing music. Over rehearsed tight as a drum songs sound sterile to me just as sloppy/lack of technical ability sounds irritating. I want it to sound like you are sitting in my living room and live in the middle of these two concepts. This feel is what I experienced onstage with guys like lightning hopkins. they were constantly going "wrong" but their sense of rhythm made it all work with groove and tension. I follow the groove and often times get lost, ahead or behind it. It is a fun challenge to mess with time while the underlying groove is steady. Walter

I want a real friend
finding the groove
friday night work is done
a street musician
young and trying to play the blues

Re: the naturally loose groove

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:10 am
by gatorblue
great stuff. you get better every time I hear you.

Re: the naturally loose groove

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:59 pm
by watertore
thanks gatorblue! Getting older definetely has its good sides! Walter