Getting you from good to GREAT
Jeff Porcaro demonstrates, breaks down and performs the double shuffle feel he is famous for.
In particular, he explains how he applied it to the Toto song “Rosanna”.
This is EXACTLY why I never suggest this song for my band LOL! With most of these variations of the Purdie shuffle, half-time or not, the ghost not immediately following the backbeat is almost always missing. It’s one of the most important elements in creating the feel. Thanks for this and I am inspired to take some woodshed time.
Hey Reid … I remember when I first heard this groove and was wondering how to play the ghost note immediately after the backbeat. I was fortunate enough to have a friend who had studied at PIT so I called him and asked him about it, and, sure enough, you play the ghost immediately after the backbeat with the same hand. Like you said, it just takes some practice. I found it started to come easier when I relaxed into the backbeat and “let” it happen as opposed to “make” it happen. (if that makes any sense)
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