Did you get the answer right? It's a pretty tricky groove! *WARNING* Time to get nerdy, lol.
A lot of you guessed 11/8, which is really close if you feel the groove in a triplet feel, but not exactly right. 11/8 in triplets would mean we play three notes per 8th note downbeat for 11 8th notes, which would give us 3*11=33 notes in total. The groove only had 32 notes though (3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+2), which is why it can be felt as a 4/4 groove with a polyrhythmic 3/16 over 4 feel. Basically, it's a bunch of metric modulation and permutation at work here. Fun stuff when you get the hang of it!
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Today's vblog comes to you from Kyoto Japan where I talk about how you can leave your own personal legacy in your marching band and drumline. I even included a lesson about warming up so make sure you check it out (by clicking the link in my profile description) and letting me know what you think!