Ben Andrews

10 Old School Funk Grooves You Should Know

Reverb just posted an article with ten grooves every drummer should know from funk and R&B artists back in the day.

There are a few things to keep in mind when trying to play funk authentically. Funk drumming often comes down to feel more than metronomic time-keeping skills. When you listen to those old songs, you may notice occasional tempo fluctuations from section to section. They could play time as well as we can, but click tracks weren’t commonplace yet so they let the music ebb and flow from section to section.

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