The Shuffle feel
Following our lessons in triplets, we will now look at playing a tripletbased rhythmic pattern called the shuffle. This pattern changes the position of the offbeats, moving them slightly later in the beat, and adds a strong element of musical 'bounce' to a rhythm. It is extensively used in blues music, some types of jazz and a great deal in hip-hop, rap and r&b.
About the instructor
Alex is a freelance musician who has performed live and in the studio with artists as diverse as Dizzee Rascal, Unkle, Bat for Lashes, Guy Garvey and Elbow. He has played headline slots at all the major UK festivals, including televised appearances on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage, Oxygen Main Stage and T In The Park. International TV performances also include Live on MTV, the Jools Holland Hootenanny and The BBC Electric Proms with Dizzee Rascal.
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