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    Default Deconstructing the 'Funky Mule' break into sixteenths

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb8leVMkRSQ

    I'd like to re-play this Ike Turner break on a drum machine, but I can't seem to break it down into simple tablature. For example, for Led Zeppelin's 'When the Levee Breaks', the kicks are on sixteenth notes 1, 2, 8, 11 and 12, snares on 5 and 13, and the closed hi-hats on the odd numbered beats. With Funky Mule I can hear kicks, snares and closed hi-hats, but I wouldn't know where to 'plot' them, were I to play this on a TR-808 or such. I realise such an obscure-seeming query is a long shot.

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    Try 2 bars of 4/4 and one bar of 5/8 as your basic count to loop
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    Try 2 bars of 4/4 and one bar of 5/8 as your basic count to loop
    Perfect hearing of the loop. It is, indeed, 2 bars of 4/4 and one bar of 5/8.

    The actual drum lead-in is actually in straight 4/4, with 2 counts of fill lead-in to the lead-in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post
    Perfect hearing of the loop. It is, indeed, 2 bars of 4/4 and one bar of 5/8.

    The actual drum lead-in is actually in straight 4/4, with 2 counts of fill lead-in to the lead-in.

    .... it comes with the job...
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