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aussiebloke Tapping Your Foot To Keep In Rhythm (62* d) RE: Tapping Your Foot To Keep In Rhythm 16 Jan 01

Tap your feet with gay abandon all ye foot tappers.

As a bodhran and lagerphone player - I take my 'beat cue' from the lead melody player - this translates to 'I'm playing so-and-so's foot' for this tune...

I give this advice to beginner percussionista - watch and follow the tapping foot of the lead melody player - most are nice and steady and easy to follow, however there is one chap who plays whistle at our sessions who has a 'non-standard foot tapping technique' - more a rocking action that a tapping action - if I follow his foot I'm in trouble...

When I play the bodhran, I'm unable to play without tapping my foot - It is quite unconscious these days - I tap my foot on the 'on-beat', and on 'pause beats' I find my tapping foot gives an extra big tap as if to compensate for the missed drum-beat.



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