Jose Pasillas: 6 Grooves You Should Know

Mothership Connection

2. “P-Funk” from Mothership Connection by Parliament
That’s just the epitome of a tasty simple groove that’s completely stripped down. You’re playing four-on-the-floor and the snare’s on the 2 and 4, and that’s it the whole time. If you can do that for more than seven minutes, it’s really effective, and an awesome discipline, because everybody wants to throw in rolls and do a bunch of stuff. But if you can just hold that down it’s just all sweetness. I like playing that song.

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