They say that experience can’t be taught . . . but I think this app might be able to change that.
To me, grooves are living, breathing, organic things that develop and evolve. Music is more impactful when it employs momentum, crescendos and plateaus to help the listener, soloist and band feel like it’s arrived to a place of intensity and excitement very different from where it started.
The 365 grooves in this app represent more than 12 hours of continuous music. Every groove (2 minutes each) starts with a basic foundation. This foundation is maintained while fills, subdivisions and additional elements are added until an exciting “release” version of the groove is achieved towards the end. To earn these destinations requires a “groove vocabulary”. Drummers and bassists can develop their vocabulary and sharpen their skills by imitating what was recorded and by experimenting within this demanding rhythm section environment. Additionally, soloists from any instrument can use the app to learn how to shape their solos, leading a dynamic rhythm section to its high point.
Through imitation, experimentation and the challenge of mirroring the intensity level achieved in these grooves provides a learning environment that compresses years of experience into a single app – Groove A Day, a different groove every single day for a year.
In memoriam: Morten Sandholt 1980-2013
Our first developer and one of the first people to say yes to this project.