What Makes a Good Rhythm Section?

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Discuss.

sundar subramanian, Monday, 19 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

sly dunbar.

serious answer = strange psychick connection which causes two people to interlock into metronomic tight-yet-loose, gritty-yet-supple mass mind.

jess, Monday, 19 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

One guys feet are connected to the other guys hands, and vice versa.

Kris, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Or girls, of course.

Kris, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

It takes a certain amount of imagination, as well as having listened to alot of stuff, to extend the range of possibilities stored in the memory banks. The so-called 'telepathic rapport' is a matter of being able to respond to any situation as quickly (as in 'receptively', NOT as in speed of playing) and confidently as possible, and the more resources you have knowledge-wise the more this comes through. Sixth sense on high alert is what makes a good rhythm player.

dave q, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

A decent programmer.

Tom, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Practice.

JM, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Elvin Jones

JJ, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Roland. Though Casio makes an alright system too.

Sterling Clover, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

bassist & drummer who both don;t play too many notes

g, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

A decent programmer.

Boo!

dleone, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Lots and lots of marijuana, judging by the bands I know.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 20 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Jess already covered that, tracer

oops (Oops), Saturday, 23 August 2003 06:37 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

It takes a certain amount of imagination, as well as having listened to alot of stuff, to extend the range of possibilities stored in the memory banks. The so-called 'telepathic rapport' is a matter of being able to respond to any situation as quickly (as in 'receptively', NOT as in speed of playing) and confidently as possible, and the more resources you have knowledge-wise the more this comes through. Sixth sense on high alert is what makes a good rhythm player.
― dave q, Monday, November 19, 2001 7:00 PM (eighteen years ago)

dave q really playing it straight in november 2001

j., Saturday, 27 June 2020 04:43 (two weeks ago) link

A sense of swing is something I have heard said of a sign of good drumming.
So would add that in to intuitive interplay with bassist/others.
Otherwise likely to sound too technical and cold.

Stevolende, Saturday, 27 June 2020 06:06 (two weeks ago) link


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