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two step?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by aprod, Mar 29, 2013.


  1. aprod

    aprod

    Mar 11, 2008
    I was asked to play a two step beat with a country band tonight. I assumed it was the dance but they meant cut time. Am I missing something? Is that a legit term?
     
  2. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    Well, it does mean the dance which is done to most any country tune with the proper beat. Which means cut time and a tempo in the range of 160-180. Tempo matters in dancing so just playing cut time isn't good enough if a "two step beat" is wanted. I presume it went OK.
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Think of a song like "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson to get a good two-beat example.
     
  4. aprod

    aprod

    Mar 11, 2008
    Thanks guys. Yes it went well. As soon as I heard it I was there. I come from a jazz theory background and the country guys don't speak the same language, unless you are talking to Willie Nelson who is a jazz guitarist.
     
  5. What other kind of country dance beat is there? :bag:
     

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