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Musical Time – The Drummer From Semisonic Writes About Feel

Al JacksonHere’s a series of blog posts I discovered courtesy of The Steve Goold Blog by drummer Jacob Slichter of Semisonic talking about developing one’s sense of time and all that encompasses. This is a topic that can seem quite esoteric and can be challenging to communicate to students about, especially with those who don’t listen to a lot of music (sadly, a common deficit with the kids of today). Mr Slichter explains the subject brilliantly with some really good examples of music with and without drums to illustrate his ideas. There are also some really great posts about song structure. The blog seems quite new, I’m looking forward to reading future offerings.

Hearing Musical Time – Jacob Slichter

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Jacob Slichter’s Portable Philosophy Blog is here –

Steve Goold’s Blog is is here – Well worth a follow.

Here’s the Semisonic song I’m familiar with. I remember when it came out I thought it sounded quite authentically 70’s. Nice.