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The rhythmic concept that developed in Jamaica is really something amazing. Reggae is a unique music that emphasizes almost all the possible weak beats of the bar.
It can be written in a couple different ways Reggae drumming. The Rhythmic Game Earlier, I mentioned the emphasis on weak beats in reggae drumming.
This is one of the coolest things about reggae. The "rhythmic game" takes place in two different ways. Using rhythmic placement, but also playing with our "sound expectations". The rhythmic placement aspect of reggae involves placing heavy emphasis on beats 2 and 4, or on beat 3 in half time.
We also can play smaller accents on the up beats on the "and" of every beatusing our hi-hat. We emphasize weak beats on several levels: Now for the "Sound Expectations" aspect of reggae drumming.
Normally, we are used to hearing lower sounds like a bass drum as "home", a "resolution", even an "answer" to a question. High-pitched sounds like cymbals or snare drums are the "questions", "tensions" or whatever the opposite of home might be to you.
We also associate beat "1" with home. So naturally, when we hear a low sound on beat one, our tension has been resolved-our question answered.
In reggae, you will find lots of bass drums on weak beats like 2 and 4, or 3 in half time. You will also notice that beat "1" is hardly ever played, but often when it is played say, at the end of a fillthe drummer will hit a high pitched sound like a snare drum instead of a bass drum on beat one to further propel the rhythmic tension that has been happening throughout the groove.
Often, the only player to emphasize beat one is the bass player. The Different Grooves As I mention in the video, there are 3 common grooves that I know of in reggae drumming.
The "One Drop" is a more traditional reggae groove in my opinion.
One Drop Groove The snare drum is played with a sidestick in this groove. Notice how there is no accent on beat 1!. The groove can be played with swung or straight sixteenth notes. Those accents on the "ands" or each beat are meant to help emphasize the up-beats that the guitar or keyboard instruments are playing.
The "Stepper" is a very cool groove that has more of a driving, on-top-of-the-beat feeling than other reggae grooves. The hands are similar to the one-drop, but the bass drum is a lot more active. Stepper Groove The snare drum is still played with a sidestick.
The bass drum really drives this one. The "Sublime Groove" is more of a rock-influenced reggae groove. Sublime Groove The snare can be played either cross stick or wide-open.
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Oct 09, · Rastafarian music - Nyabingi. The traditional music of the Rastafarian religion is Nyabingi. Nyabingi music is used during reasoning sessions and consists of chanting and drumming . Meet the Team. Bob + Bobi is truly a dynamic duo. Each avid musicians, Bob's background as a senior executive pairs nicely with Bobi's experience as a multi-instrumentalist Music Director, recently at one of the preeminent music programs in the country.
One drop rhythm is a reggae style drum beat. Popularized by Carlton Barrett, long-time drummer of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the creator is disputed, and it has been attributed to drummers including Barrett, Carlton and his brother Aston, and Winston Grennan.
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