March 10, 2009

Texas Shuffle

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This is a tricky shuffle to master but it sounds great when it's pulled off. In this groove both hands are playing the shuffle pattern - right on the hihat and left on the snare. The trick to making this groove work is to play the snare part with dynamic contrast. You want quiet to moderate ghost notes throughout with strong accents on the back beat. Playing the unaccented snare notes too loudly with make this groove sound very stiff.

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