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Old 09-14-2019, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BoneDigger View Post
I was listening to this song by John Prine. The first verse and chorus have no percussion, then the rest does. I think the whole song could have been done without drums, but the percussion does add a little and make it more rhythmic.
While I agree that the whole song could have been done without drums, the drums add some instrumental variety which makes the arrangement more interesting. I also appreciate that the drums remained unobtrusive, not changing the essential character of the song. BTW- towards the end of the song the drums drop out for 4 measures leaving a break with just guitar, bass and penny whistle, and then return, which is a clever way to keep the arrangement fresh for the listener.

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