Posted by Shaggy on October 19, 2001 at 16:51:42:
In Reply to: Re: Do your Hoo-La-La's sound like Polka? posted by MAZ on October 18, 2001 at 11:41:59:
: : Try this instead. Play the "hoo" as a quarter note. Then play the "la-la" as 2 shuffled eighth notes. This makes quite a bluesy sounding riff.
: Huh? I don't read music, so I'm not understanding what you are telling me here. Would it be possible to dumb it down a bit for me? Thank you.
Tap out a 4/4 beat. (Do it slowly the first time, so you get it right.) Every beat is a quarter note.
Now, on the first beat of a bar, play the "hoo" note. Make it last a quarter note long (one beat).
Next, play the first "la" note. Make it about 2/3 as long as the "hoo" note.
And finally, play the second "la" note. Make it about 1/2 as long as the other, about 1/3 the duration of the "hoo" note.
So, you have a hoo-la-la that lasts 2 beats or 1/2 a bar. The "hoo" is as long as both "la"s put together, but the "a"s are shuffled, meaning the first one is longer and the second is shorter.
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