Let’s Dance – David Bowie – Verse

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The verse section of Bowie's 80s hit, Let's Dance, features a funky bass line and accompanying drum part, which skips along to the rhythm of the bass. Rather than cycling a 2-measure pattern, as is commonly done, the rhythm section creates a unique phrase using a combination of the 'straight' and 'skipping measures' (ABBA BBAB). Drummer, Tony Thompson, plays a short fill to mark the end of each 8-measure cycle.

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