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.

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

Whole Notes And Eighths

LESSON 2

Half Notes And Eighths

LESSON 3

Quarter Notes And Eighths

LESSON 4

Quarter Note Triplets And Eighths

LESSON 5

Eighth Triplets And Eighths