Lessons

Funk Seasonings

Ex.1 shows the basic funk groove we will use. I often refer to this as the “meat and potatoes.” What we do with our hands is then the seasoning we add to create the appropriate taste for a given situation. In other words, with the same meat and potatoes we can make just about any type of breakfast, lunch, or dinner combination imaginable. The seasoning here is simple and deals only with the hi-hat. But these different subdivisions do change the feel in a powerful way. You can hear and see the differences online.

Wally Schnalle, Funk Seasonings

DRUM! Music Editor Wally Schnalle is a drummer, composer, and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has performed with Eddie Gale, Ernie Watts, and the San Jose Symphony Orchestra. itrhymes.com

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