August 7, 2009

The Roots - The Seed


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Here's another groove from one of my favourites, Questlove. This groove is deceptively simple but sounds great with and without the band. Take note of the two accented upbeat hihats, these two simple embelishments hold this groove together and give it it's infectious lope. Questlove is the king of laying down a pocket groove with machine like precision and repetition, while at the same time carefully choosing moments to add slight variations and fills to keep a tune moving forward.

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