4/11/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

Seems like it’s one of those Mondays when your eyes don’t want to open and all the coffee in the world won’t help.

But you know what does help? Ricky Martin …

…. And Lou Bega. Try to listen to just the bass line in this one, it really makes the song. Simple, and perfect.

… and Outkast.

You see that bass “Possum Jenkins” is playing? That’s the kind of bass I play. It’s either a Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003; I play a 4001.

One of the things that makes this song sound so cool is the phrasing. A phrase is a certain number of measures that repeat throughout the song. In pop music, a phrase is usually four measures long, and in 4/4 time.

In this song, the phrase is six bars long, and the fifth measure is only two beats. It’s just different enough to sound distinctive, but it’s still highly danceable.

So let’s dance!

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