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What is the Big Four beat?

Famous jazz musician Wynton Marsalis explains the “Big Four” beat, a beat which creates the capacity for jazz. Reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unv_w7mfnME


  1. lucyinthesky saidMon, 24 Nov 2008 15:27:27 -0000 ( Link )

    Buddy Bolden supposedly invented the beat known as the Big Four. The Big Four beat is when you accent the 2nd 4th beat of a march. On that 4th beat, the drum and the cymbal hit together.

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