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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Clyde Stubblefield - The Funky Drummer

I like to post a lot of funk pieces here because there's not as much of it around these days despite the huge influence the genre had on music. If you have any interest in funk, you'll love this. It's a clinic with Clyde Stubblefield, one of the originators of funk and a mainstay with James Brown's band for many years.

In this video you'll see first hand how to play the "Funky Drummer" beat as well as hear how some of those great JB songs were written.


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Unknown said...

Oh Bobby, you are giving me something I can learn every day! It's really refreshing to know from a keys player's standpoint, a single snare can be played in so many different ways.

Electrotype said...

That was really cool of him! I was introduced to Stubblefield and Starks through the EZ Drummer expansion pack Funk Masters. They both contribute samples to the pack by playing some of the MIDI loops. I didn't know much about them at the time, and am not really into funk, but from reading about them I thought it was really cool that Toontrack was able to get the original guys who were so influential in not only funk but also hip-hop & rap, and by extension, modern pop music! Always go to the source!


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