Don't worry

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Posted by SlipKid on January 14, 2003 at 09:35:50:

In Reply to: Has anyone ever had this problem? posted by Dave on January 14, 2003 at 05:08:49:

First off, no one's a 'lost cause'! The rhythem is always there. You just have to clear all your crap out of the way so you can feel it. Forget expectations, counting beats or text book sciences. Rhythem is probably the most natural element in music, to feel and to hear. The first thing you gotta' do is relax. And I mean relax. Sit back, tip a beverage, close your eyes and put on some of your favorite R&B, Soul, or even Regge music. Slooooow music. Then just listen, and enjoy the muse....listen to the words, pick out the instruments. Let all this happen quite naturally. Then pretty soon, you'll take notice of what your feet are doing, what your head is doing, what your hand is doing. Foot tap, head sway and hand clap. Rhythem is a feeeeeeling, not a technique. Allow yourself some room to feel.

Try listening to some old school black music. Commodores, Marvin Gay, Bobby McFarren, Herbbie Hancock, Barry White etc. Even rap (if you can stomach it) old school East Coast style - Run DMC, Eric B +Rakim, Boogie Boys.
Although quite unorthadox, they are perfect examples of amplified heavy rhythem. Open up an expand.

Good luck.


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