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Re: Rhythm Question

I loop my drums via midi note looping, and then use velocity and 
complexity CC controls to govern  dynamics of the groove.  

> On May 28, 2015, at 10:42 AM, Kevin Cheli-Colando <billowhead@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> Hello all,
> This is kind of a question for Rick W but really anyone who has an 
> opinion to share should jump in as well.
> I'm thinking a lot about rhythm in my looping and drums and percussion 
> in particular and I'm finding it very odd how many of my pieces seem to 
> sound very static too me even with changing beats and the like.
> What I'm curious about is that little 'switch' that happens in rhythm 
> that seems to change the momentum and propel the beat forward (or 
> backward I suppose) making the entire feel of the music change.  Does 
> that make any sense?
> You can have a drum beat that is backing a group and it still feels like 
> its a repetitive beat and then with a slight change in 
> pattern/instrument/accent/what the whole sound changes and feels more 
> propulsive and moving.
> I'm a guitarist primarily so my repertoire with regards to such things 
> is limited so I thought I'd throw this rambling thing out there and see 
> if it makes any better sense to anyone else.
> Kevin
> -- 
> Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
> form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all 
> trouble.
> - Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)