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Improving your Sense of Rhythm (Part 2)


Learn how to truly “feel” rhythm with this in-depth tutorial series on improving your sense of timing and rhythm. Explained on the Piano but can be easily applied to other instruments including Vocals, Percussion, Guitar, and more. We’ve divided the lesson series into 3 parts. First, we focus on the core aspects of Rhythm - The Pulse & Time Signature along with demonstrations. Secondly, we look at developing a solid “time feel” by using beat division, swing vs straight, and then building piano patterns using “rhythmic devices”. Lastly, we look at some advanced musical concepts including Polyrhythm, Polymeter, and the Dotted Time feel.

00:00 Performance

00:22 Introduction to Part 2

00:54 Importance of the Pulse

02:04 Beat Division by 2 (Eighth Notes)

04:10 Swing vs Straight explained (Blues vs Rock n Roll)

07:25 Dividing by 3 (Triplets)

08:29 Dividing by 4 (Semiquavers)

10:45 Do we need a Time Signature?

11:27 Tresillo Rhythm Demonstration

12:35Make Triplets more interesting

14:31 Usage of Accents

15:16 Sixteen Note Accented Phrases over 4/4

18:58 Accents demonstration with a steady pulse

19:46 The “Gallop”

20:34 Revision & Preparing for Part 3

22:00 “Divide more” and “Play less”

23:54 Conclusion

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