Half-Time Shuffle | PAS Rhythm! Scene Groove of the Month February 2023
From Bernard Purdie’s work with Steely Dan, Jeff Pocaro with Toto, and recently Ash Soan with Seal, the Half-Time Shuffle is a groove that every drummer should know. With the majority of styles most drummers play being in simple meter (straight 8th or 16th notes), the half-time shuffle is on the opposite side of the spectrum. It’s triplet based subdivision provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills in swung styles, while having a backbeat that keeps it revenant to the styles you’re already comfortable playing.
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