Groove Of The Week #4 – Beyoncé ‘Deja Vu’

This edition of Groove Of The Week is a double post because this pop gem contains not one but TWO great grooves to get your fingers around.

The verse groove implies G minor and involves semiquaver syncopation, ghost notes and chromatic approaches. Each section ends with an ear-grabbing high register fill which is a good workout for your trills:

 

The bass line in the chorus outlines two major add9 chords a semitone apart, using slides and vibrato to give the part a more legato feel which contrasts the staccato verse groove:

 

 

There’s a full transcription of the tune here: Deja Vu Transcription

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