Different Beats


One of the things I find interesting in music is how different beats have a different feel to them. I think there is a reason why a downbeat is called a downbeat. It should have a certain solidity to it.

I will sometimes hear a recording where the upbeats are slightly stronger than the downbeats. There doesn’t seem to be enough resolution.

On the other hand, I will hear recordings where the artist gets it just right. The music feels like it is resolving things all the way through.

Do you sometimes encounter this too?

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  1. Luke I completely understand what you mean. There have been occasions where I am practicing and I hit all the notes, but it just doesn’t FEEL right. After much experimentation I realized I wasn’t accenting the correct notes.

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