Drum Lesson: Adjusting The Eighth Note Playing Between Straight And Swung

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Shared August 3, 2019

There is a land of groove that lives between the realms of straight and swung (triplet-based) eighth-notes. This is a wonderful place where feel and vibe mix to create an undefined subdivision, the “in-between” groove. Many musical styles use it, including blues, funk, reggae, mambo, rock and roll, soul, and others. Everyone plays it a little differently making it a very personal groove.