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GUITAR STYLES: European Pop / R&B (French Caribbean) Andrew for FREE lesson Handouts.This Video: December 30, 2011 | Search Videos by Title/Date.GO TO: Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question...Q: 1980's French pop music has a great dance groove to it that I can't seem to polish up within my own guitar work. I've watched your videos on Caribbean style and thought you might be able to help me with this similar style? You are a great internet tutor, Merci and Happy New Year!Gustave -- Paris, FranceA: In not only Paris, but also throughout Europe, (and even Africa), this style was massively popular in the 1980's. The style you're speaking of is very dance oriented. And, you're correct in that it often contains dense afro-caribbean percussion beats which are in most cases simply programmed from off of drum machine loops or from sequencer software such as the incredibly popular; FL Studio. This style can contain very funky bass lines, as well as, some minimal horn lines often done through layered synth sequences. Something else to be aware of - is that the more Caribbean stuff was commonly known as Zouk style. The guitar's role here can vary greatly between the use of; full-chords, partial chords, and single-note lines. The common thread is contained within it's rhythmic duration, specifically that it is syncopated and emphasizes off-beat sixteenth-notes.TWITTER FEED: Visit our Creative Guitar Studio Zazzle page: Creative Guitar Studio Products Website: WASSON - Personal Website: postings - w/FREE Guitar Handouts)____________________________________2nd YOU TUBE CHANNEL: The Guitar BlogAndrew's Popular "GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: Fan Page: Guitar Studio on Blogspot:
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