Rhythm Studies

These are incredibly demanding exercises that supercharge your rhythmic abilities. In this course you will practice contrasting one rhythm with another over easily understood modal chord vamps. With practice you will gain confidence and achieve a more musical approach to the exercises. Nailing the rhythm and using space in your phrasing is a time-tested formula for great playing!

Learning Objectives

Develop understanding of all common rhythms.

Contrast all rhythms in pairs to develop precision in your playing.

Make convincing rhythmic statements.

Create a basic understanding of musical phrasing by learning to play in four-bar sections.

Frame your phrases with space/rests for greater musical effect.

Difficulty Level

This course is structured so that you can play each exercise with several difficulty levels, beginner through professional.

LESSON 1

Wholes And Quarters

LESSON 2

Wholes And Eighths

LESSON 3

Wholes And Sixteenths

LESSON 4

Halves And Quarters

LESSON 5

Halves And Eighths

LESSON 6

Quarters And Eighths

LESSON 7

Quarters And Sixteenths

LESSON 8

Quarter Note Triplets And Eighths

LESSON 9

Quarter Note Triplets And Sixteenths

LESSON 10

Eighths And Eighth Triplets