October 2nd, 2013

Zigaboo Modeliste: Sing a Simple Song

This is another great groove from Zig and New Orleans funk band, The Meters, and their self-titled debut record. It's actually a cover of a classic funk track from Sly and the Family Stone, called "Sing a Simple Song". The opening and accenting of the hi-hats with the snare drum sounds hip and can be a bit of a co-ordination challenge. An interesting feature of the "break" section is that the bass drum and hi-hat part are played in unison. A simple song and a simple groove. Get funky.

Zigaboo Modeliste, Sing a Simple Song

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Filed Under : Jazz Drumming: Grooves | Zigaboo Modeliste
November 26th, 2009

Cissy Strut

New Orleans funk band, The Meters are a great place to start when getting into jazz-funk music, and Cissy Strut is perhaps one of their best known tunes. The drummer Joseph "Zig" Modeliste lays down a fabulously funky quasi-linear groove. The chorus groove is also a great example of second-line drumming. In the pdf you will find a simplified version of the groove and a in-between development that I use with students to break down the syncopation. Get it down and play-along to the original to get the loosely swung feel.

Zigaboo Modeliste, Cissy Strut

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