#1
how would you define groove? i think it means a different thing for everybody.

to me its like the accent that makes a phrase funky.
#2
Merriam-websters defines groove as :


Main Entry:
1groove Listen to the pronunciation of 1groove
Pronunciation:
\ˈgrüv\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English grove pit, cave, from Middle Dutch groeve; akin to Old High German gruoba pit, cave, Old English grafan to dig — more at grave
Date:
1659

1: a long narrow channel or depression
2 a: a fixed routine : rut b: a situation suited to one's abilities or interests : niche
3: top form <a great talker when he is in the groove>
4: the middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit <a fastball right in the groove>
5: an enjoyable or exciting experience
6: a pronounced enjoyable rhythm

i think #6 is the definition you are looking for.
#3
but that's kind of a soulless definition. they cant define groove if they dont understand it.
#4
its the zone... that spot... when you stop trying to improvise and your hands just float to where they need to be....

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#6
the part where you HAVE to dance, or at least bop your head
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#8
ok how bout this....

"a good groove brings out your isaac hayes voice and makes you say "awwwwwwwwww yeah"
#10
try Wilderness by O.C. Supertones, that chorus, is Groove

or most Rob/White Zombie is Groove Metal, same with Pantera
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#11
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try Wilderness by O.C. Supertones, that chorus, is Groove

or most Rob/White Zombie is Groove Metal, same with Pantera

that's a pretty stupid made-up genre. All the music I listen to grooves. Any music with a rhythm grooves for somebody.
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that's a pretty stupid made-up genre. All the music I listen to grooves. Any music with a rhythm grooves for somebody.



well with that philosophy you could say all music qualifies as Dance

genres/subgenres are made to specify, and Groove-Metal is a subgenre of Metal and Dance/Techno
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#13
James Brown can be considered groove.
Heart can be considered groove.
Isaac Hayes can be considered groove.
Talking Heads can be considered groove.
Temptations can be considered groove.
Red Hot Chili Peppers can be considered groove.
Aphex Twin can be considered groove.
Pantera...... uhhhhh......
#14
this is why we have different genres and subgenres, to specify and make things easier
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#15
Groove to me is something that has a feel-good sound. Hard to describe. I think it's to do with a good rhythm.
#16
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well with that philosophy you could say all music qualifies as Dance

No not really, tunes can groove without necessitating dancing.
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#17
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No not really, tunes can groove without necessitating dancing.



that's beside the point though

all music can share characteristics, but we have genres and subgenres to make them easier to classify

and Groove Metal happens to be the combination of Metal with danceable rhythms
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#18
I guess when you get groovy, you find that proverbial "groove" where you're... in the groove. You lock in with the rhythm and really get into it. That's groove. A groovy bass player is a bass player that locks right into the rhythm and gets down.
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#19
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James Brown can be considered groove.
Heart can be considered groove.
Isaac Hayes can be considered groove.
Talking Heads can be considered groove.
Temptations can be considered groove.
Red Hot Chili Peppers can be considered groove.
Aphex Twin can be considered groove.
Pantera...... uhhhhh......


oh noes man i have to object, James Brown and Red Hots, they MUST be considered groove.
#20
The most popular groove is when you play solo guitar on stage without drums or anything, and the audience starts clapping to the beat out of nowhere, without asking it. Then you know u have a groove going on.

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#22
As far as groove-metal I wouldnt say its metal and dance. Groove metal (IMO) is defined excellently by post cowboys from hell Pantera. Thats some seriously groovin ****!
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#23
to me a groove is an extended rhythmic section that keeps a constant tonal centre that is preceded by a major 7th when it is in a minor key. Zeppelin used to go into 10 minute grooves, so did Floyd.
#24
its ceirtanly not only about minor keys. major grooves rock as well.
#25
Listen to the bassline in the song "First Tube" by Phish. The Meters are normally always groovin as well.
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#26
oh man i do flippin know what groove is. is that song your groove definition? if so thats ok but otherwise i cant figure out what you wanted to say
#27
It's gotta have a heavy accent on the downbeat, or in the case of reggae/ska styles, the upbeat. For a piece/song to "groove", I think it has to really have an EMPHASIS on one of the beats. Oh, and also, most music that "grooves" is in 4/4, I can't think of any that isn't...
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#28
i think having a good groove is when all the parts fit and you're body cant help but move to it. but it kinda means different things for different players. for a drummer, a drummer who plays in the groove is someone who plays the right beat for the song and doesnt play anything to flashy. he just plays in the groove. its also kind of one of those things you cant really describe but when you hear it, you know it. and whats groovy for some, may not be for others. ya dig?