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    Hi guys, just killin some time but i always wanted to ask a drummer this question.
    Im a total groove guy. I think the best drummers have a really good sense of groove/ swing such as bonham, steve gadd, jeff porcaro, simon phillips, even a,ex vanhalen,, the list goes on...
    I see so many drummers with huge drum sets and have good chops but absolutely no groove to their playing or so it seems.
    I love Neil Peart but do any of his songs( drums) have a groove or a swing? Just curious..

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    Wanna hear groove and swing? Jazz drums is where it's at!!

    Steve Gadd swings!

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexer View Post
    I love Neil Peart but do any of his songs( drums) have a groove or a swing?
    Yes
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    He's rich, that should answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexer View Post
    I love Neil Peart but do any of his songs( drums) have a groove or a swing? Just curious..
    That would be a YES.

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    Neal Peart is a great drummer in Rush,but outside of that vehicle he is mediocre.

    He looked like a deer caught in headlights in Burning for Buddy and he did a session with Jeff Berlin that almost sounded like a bad polka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgm554 View Post
    Neal Peart is a great drummer in Rush,but outside of that vehicle he is mediocre.

    He looked like a deer caught in headlights in Burning for Buddy and he did a session with Jeff Berlin that almost sounded like a bad polka.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lXfIVeDFEQ
    Fully agree with this
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    Doesn't having a "groove" really depend on the music's requirements? Can there be a Dream Theater groove?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slinglander View Post
    Doesn't having a "groove" really depend on the music's requirements? Can there be a Dream Theater groove?
    That's always been my problem with the prog genre.

    Seems when ever they do hit on a nice groove or hook they only stay on it for a couple of bars. I guess the whole style is meant to wow the listener with elaborate drum fills and time signature switch ups.

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    "Seems when ever they do hit on a nice groove or hook they only stay on it for a couple of bars. I guess the whole style is meant to wow the listener with elaborate drum fills and time signature switch ups."

    That young lady, Davikah, covers Dream Theater's stuff. She's 19 and has been playing for only 6 years. Still blows me away with her ability which would put a lot of drummers I know look like they are still doing MaMa-DaDa.

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    Dream Theater is a great example. Tons of drumming but absolutely no steady groove. Then again, maybe that particular style of music isnt groove sounding.
    Back to Neil Peart, Awesome drummer but there are a few songs where he could have incorporated more of a groove beat in my opinion. Example, in the middle of the song “ free will “. I think Neil Peart is more known for his great fills and chops. He is one of the best, no doubt. His fills are unparalleled.
    I saw his buddy rich tribute and i thought he sounded great. Very cool. Another think about Peart, he probably has an IQ of 1,000 compared to mine which i think is under 10.
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    There is a reason a band like AC/DC can draw in 80,000 to shows and progressive bands can fill up a high school gymnasium at best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgm554 View Post
    Neal Peart is a great drummer in Rush,but outside of that vehicle he is mediocre.

    He looked like a deer caught in headlights in Burning for Buddy and he did a session with Jeff Berlin that almost sounded like a bad polka.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lXfIVeDFEQ
    Yea but he got up there and played it a like a boss! That took courage.
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    About time you showed up.
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    Neil reminds me of Itzhak Perlman,a virtuoso when it comes to classical,but I saw him trying to play jazz and improvise one time and it was just embarrassing.
    Some folks have the gift of swing ,others do not.
    Neil falls into the latter.
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    Neil is cool but never looks like he's having much fun while playing
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    I agree with previous comments about the music and song style determining the groove.
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