Bless you, lamartee!It sounds great and FEELS even better! Not real sure why what it's called is so all important. (Geez! this is a tough room)
It “ qualifies “ as a shuffle for sure .Leaving aside the question of whether you're the designated "shuffle judge," yes, I did listen to it, and am pretty sure my opinion is at least as definitive as yours.
You sit firmly in the same campOpinions don’t matter , it’s a shuffle in notation on paper .
The musical notation that it would be designates it a shuffle not anyones opinion .You sit firmly in the same camp
as me, personally. I have a precisely defined set of criteria regarding what I’d call a shuffle. Obviously, evidence has indicated other schools of thought. That’s what makes it so interesting to me. Since noone’s opinion could be called definitive, the differences within it are a fascinating study of how different sets of ears process the same stimula. (I need to lay off binge-watching Big Bang Theory.)
As I earlier stated, there are probably as many definitions of a "Shuffle" as there are drummers.
I maintain that ol' Fred is definitely shuffling, but my definition is apparently pretty broad compared to some others here.
So I ask of any of you: What constitutes a shuffle? Please be as specific as possible. Notated examples would be helpful rather than YouTube clips -- less ambiguity that way.
I’m going to disagree , I don’t see any triplets ????I think notated examples are partially why we're even talking about this. Someone puts something in a book, and then it's gospel. Seems to me it's more how something is played than a specific beat. Here's a notated example to explain what I mean:
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This is both a really driving straight ahead rock beat AND a double shuffle.