- Aug 15, 2017
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I agree @Mfturner, that the terms get jumbled up and confused. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think of shuffle as exaggerated swing rhythm. Not quite as much as /dotted quarter, eighth, dotted quarter, eighth / (which sounds cartoonish to my ears) but shuffle is closer to this than swing on the spectrum between straight quarter notes and the dotted quarter and eighth notes extreme.I think the terms swing, swung and shuffle get confused, along with syncopation. I’ve heard a lot of ukulele groups get stuck on the triplet feel shuffle for their island strum, and I wonder if it’s because it’s harder to play straight while strumming both up and down than it is to give it some asymmetry.
I would like it if you could explain a bit more the difference between triplet shuffle and island strum if you are able. Thanks!