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This funky Earth Wind and Fire groove starts with an 8th note pick up that starts the pattern which has a combination of sparse notes and legato phrases. The groove never lands on one, it is always pushed. It alternates groove bars and fill bars. The 8th note push proceeds the groove bars and the 16th note push leads into the fill bars. It has the typical Earth Wind and Fire groove with the dotted 8th rest in the groove bars and has a couple fills also reminiscent of what Verdine White might play, in particular the high Cs in bar 4. The quarter notes do not get their full value which keeps it bouncy.