Listen to examples of popular songs that really make you dance with me and let's decide if they swing or don't swing! If you'd like to donate to support my channel, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.me/AimN
Looking at many examples of swing, mainstream and latin jazz, I attempt to answer the question, "How important is it to have perfect time?" All videos cited in this video are listed below with time stamps. I suggest checking them ALL out!
The subtlety of the swing feel is a very tricky thing to learn. Listening to the great jazz players and soaking up what you hear is the best way to absorb and ultimately develop your own swing feel, but there are some things I can teach concretely and this is one of them. Practice these comping rhythms with me and let's get to work!
Chances are, if you're a beginning jazzer, you don't swing yet. You may think that you do... but you probably don't yet! I was once you. This is how I learned to swing. Hope it helps all you future swingin cats.
Using the song, "My Baby Just Cares For Me" by Walter Donaldson, as performed by Nina Simone, we work on swinging SUPER hard by accenting and elongating the quarter note.
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In order to start swinging in your soloing and melodic phrasing, you have to have listened to A LOT OF JAZZ. But also, you need to look closely at these elements and add them to your busy practice schedule. Let's look at The Beatles, Miles Davis, The Basie Orchestra, and Red Garland for our answers. Recorded using Earthworks SV33 Vocal Condenser Mic Earthworks PM40 Piano Mic
When I asked my friends to help me come up with the most swinging pop and rock melodies they could think of, they really stepped up! I had fun putting together this list and playing them for you. In the follow-up video, we will talk about what makes a really good swinging melody and how to phrase it so that it swings even harder!
Move from 16th notes to triplets seamlessly as you practice this bluesy lick! It works over a blues, or any major ii V I and I think you'll have lots of fun with it!
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I'm giving away my biggest secret in this lesson. How to swing! If you have ever wanted to learn to scat sing, this is the place to start. Ride along with me, as we discuss swing feel and jazz rhythms. More to follow!
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We don't play the root cos we're jazz players!
This is the exercise that my daughter Ella is playing in her video "Ella's Rootless Voicing Dice Game" and the philosophy behind why I taught it to her.