Rhythmic Contrast Swing

All learning objectives from the original Rhythm Studies course are in force in this study. Prepare yourself to play swinging eighth note rhythms by practicing with a swinging rhythm section accompaniment and thoroughly comparing and contrasting common rhythms to basic swinging eighth-notes. You will get great practice in developing that swing to your phrasing, which is an extremely useful skill whether you are playing bass lines or soloing.

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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.