Friday, February 20, 2015

Page o' coordination: anticipations — 02

Here's a companion to another recent POC in 4/4.We're doing pure coordination in a jazz idiom here, and not an actual groove— hopefully that's obvious— we're just strengthening some of the internal structure of our time feel and comping.

Swing the 8th notes. If you have any problem with the timing, count the entire rhythm, including the rest: 1&2, 3&4. And use a metronome. I haven't been doing the tom moves so much lately, because I've been impatient and covering more pages of junk, but I recommend doing them seriously for a considerable amount of time. It's not a bad idea to count out loud as you do that: 1-2-3-4, 2-2-3-4, 3-2-3-4, 4-2-3-4— those things together can really multiply the benefits of practicing this.

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