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Night Owl Review: The Bo Diddley Beat (29) RE: Review: The Bo Diddley Beat 18 Mar 03


the "guest" post above was mine (lost my cookie).

I learned the "Hambone" body drumming @ a thousand years ago and am also familiar with the "shave and a haircut-two bits" tag.

Instead of paying attention to my work yesterday, I found myself
body-drumming off and on during the day, trying to fit "shave and a haircut" into the hambone beat. Couldn't do it. (I CAN change the rythym of "Rock of Ages" and play it as a "Cha-Cha" on the piano.)

Seems to me the rythyms and "feel" are VERY distinctly different...same as a Reel is a different rythym and feel than a waltz.

Sooooo.....what am I missing?? Thinking I need a 'primer' lesson here. I agree with Tweed re: "products of two different cultures" but just from the feel of them...no other info.
Wishing you would say a bit more, Tweed.


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