- Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:52 pm
LSS (40 % - 30 % - 30 %) fits in with e.g. soboninkun and bao (MK versions)
The "standard" ternary swings are rather LSM (more or less 40-25-35 --> Soko, Djaa, Gidamba...), and for the shifted ones, SML (more or less 25-35-40 --> Dunumba family, Soli, Mendiani...). If the swing concerns only groups of two strokes, it's a LS swing like in jazz, about 60-40, and you can superimpose SML-swinged phrases (Wolosodon, Yankadi).
Don't know if it could interest someone, but I'm at the moment studying the different swings of the Gnawas, which are of subsaharian origin as everybody knows, and one of them is also of the LSM type, with a lot of variations on the Guembri (i.e. gnawa's lute) that are [very closely similar] identical to the rhythmic structures found in Djaa-family. This LSM swing is IMO one of the most important and should be part of the settings you're talking about.
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