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    Tutorial on groove by Steely Dan with Keith Carlock (606)

    Steely Dan is probably my favourite pop/jazz band to date, and Keith Carlock one of my favourite musicians. So it is about high time I got into one of my favourite grooves here, including all of the above. I give you: Godwhacker, from the “Everything …

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    The Funky Drummer Tutorial (605)

    Here is one of the most re-used (as in “sampled”) grooves of all time. Recorded by James Brown in 1969, it features Clyde Stubblefield on the drums, one of the funk legends! It incorporates fast 16th notes, lots of tricky ghost notes, and snazzy hi-hat …

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    recording practise (604)

    I decided to film a take out of a recording session I did for a producer. I learned something from that for sure, I think you might as well. Watch me sweat…  

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    Georgy Porgy tutorial (603)

    Toto had brothers as the rhythm section, Mike and Jeff Porcaro. They had many hits, mainly “Rosanna”, “Hold the line”, “99” and more. One of my favourites was always “Georgy Porgy” – straight and clear production, and a straight and clear groove.  

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    messin with the kid tutorial (602)

    “The Blues Brothers” used to be a fun R&B revue, even before the first of their movies came out. Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Keith Richards, Brecker Brothers, …) on the drums is ripping it up. Straight 16th notes based, the ghost notes will have you …

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    fool in the rain tutorial (601)

    Led Zeppelin is about as musical a band as it gets. No matter if you are into their style or not, lots of fun can be had digging in here. “Fool in the rain” sports a very intricate “half time shuffle” feel, created originally by …

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    maniac tutorial (600)

    This is actually a double post – 20 minutes of in-depth discussion of Michael Sembello’s lovely song “Maniac”, which was hugely featured in a movie called “Flashdance” from 1983. One of the first full-on electro grooves, intricately programmed and to me, a masterpiece of the …

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