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"When the Levee Breaks" and "God's gonnacut you down" share a similar tempo, and their' feel' is a little bit similar in that in both there's a kind of off-beat 'strike' whcih gives them a slight swing. I'll do my best to explain what I'm hearing : Levee : If you ignore the bass drum riff itself for the moment, there's a slight echo on the bass drum and ...


I'm struggling to find any common things about these examples. The tempos vary between around 60 to 80 b.p.m., and the drum patterns are dissimilar. Yes, there's a bass drum and a snare, but the patterns are different from each other. Common factor is 4/4, apart from Johnny Cash, which is mainly 4/4 but with odd bars from time to time.


There is no common tempo (speed). Tempo varies between your examples. There are differences among your examples, but I see where you are coming from. I'll try to dive into what the 4 patterns share. 4/4 or mainly 4/4 time. The snare drum on the beats 2 and 4 (which some call the weak beats) and the kick drum on every beat or beats 1 and 3 (Led Zeppelin's ...

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