“Something grooves in music, whenever you feel the drive to move”
A definition of Groove is: The balance between slowing down and accelerating while the tempo remains the same (= Timekeeping).
A condition for this is a so-called “broad pulse”: Not everyone has to play in exactly the same place in the beat. One person plays a little earlier or slightly later than the other. You also say: One is more in front of the beat, the other in the back or has a lazy timing. Groove, however, is a concept that is difficult to define and can be interpreted differently for everyone.
In this workshop by Digmon Roovers & Jan Kuiper the following topics are discussed:
- Styles: Funk, Soul, Reggae, Blues, Jazz
- Right hand / Left hand
- Think like a drummer
- Let the metronome swing
- and much more…
The purpose of this workshop is:
To form an understanding of the word “Groove”.
Try to figure out what kind of timing you have as a musician / guitarist.
Digmon Roovers & Jan Kuiper