Mantra Groove Paul Dolden

Groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic “feel” or sense of “swing” created by the interaction of the music played by a band. The term is mainly used in the context of genres outside of Western art music, such as funk, rock music, fusion, and soul.

While some musicians have called the concept of “groove” a subjective and elusive notion, they acknowledge that the concept is well understood by experienced musicians at a practical, intuitive level. Funk and Latin musicians refer to “groove” as the sense of being “in the pocket”, and jazz players refer to groove as the sense that a jam session is really “cooking” or “swinging.”

Musicologists and other scholars began to analyze the concept of groove in the 1990s……

STOP this text right now! We do not want the academic analysis! As the late 20th century school of philosophers known as Pink Floyd said; “we don’t need no education.”

Commissioned by Mantra Percussion.

  • Year of composition: 2016
  • Format: Mixed work
  • Instrumentation: Six percussionists and tape
  • Duration of the submitted work: 17:00


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