The Primacy of Rhythm in practicing popular music

 

When learning a new piece of music, when should a musician work on getting right the rhythm and feel of the piece?

pastelSketchSaxPlayer

Introduction

I have long believed it has to be the very first thing to get right and there's little point playing notes at all unless they are in the desired rhythm and feel.   Tempo, however, is a whole other subject - there's a lot to be said for precision and ev

The Primacy of Rhythm in practicing popular music

 

When learning a new piece of music, when should a musician work on getting right the rhythm and feel of the piece?

pastelSketchSaxPlayer

Introduction

I have long believed it has to be the very first thing to get right and there's little point playing notes at all unless they are in the desired rhythm and feel.   Tempo, however, is a whole other subject - there's a lot to be said for precision and ev

Why Song Form with Rhythm Tracks?

Check out the article above, "Dealing wi

Could you give me some examples of Song Forms?

writing on a score
writing on a score

Song Forms for a number of songs are here

Musicianship, Song Rhythm Tracks, SongForm, Website

“Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can’t be taught.” – Paul Desmond view

"Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can’t be taught."
- Paul Desmond

Timing, rhythm and phrasing are all essential parts of our musicianship.  They need to be learnt.   Never miss an opportunity to play with other musicians - to experience their music.  In your woodshedding saturate yourself with great rhythms.

Enhance your #musicpractice with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

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Who are Song Rhythm Tracks for?

All Musicians!   New Musicians;    Experienced Musicians;     Great Musicians;

Really, any musician including Pianists, Guitarists, Horn Players, Singers and even Drummers.

The tracks can be used for practice, jamming, gigging and cutting a release.

They cover a wide selection of musical genres with 1000's of rhythms available.

They are best for musicians who play songs or 'numbers'  and wish to have an inspiring rhythmic accompaniment that fits the song they are playing, both rhythmically and the musical form.

They are particularly useful for music teachers and students a

When to work on your “Rhythm”?

When learning a new piece of music, when should a musician work on getting right the rhythm and feel of the piece?

We have long believed it has to be the very first thing to get right and there’s little point playing notes at all unless they are in the desired rhythm (feel and groove).   Tempo, however, is a whole other subject – there’s a lot to be said for precision and even playing tunes at markedly different tempos to internalize the piece better.

Timing is the bedrock of all music:  “When a note is struck at the wrong time, it’s the wrong note”.

Getting playing in the right rhythm as soon as possible is why we have always sought out structured and inspiring rhythmic backing.  This ultimately lead to  “<span

“Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can’t be taught.” – Paul Desmond view

"Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can’t be taught."
- Paul Desmond

Timing, rhythm and phrasing are all essential parts of our musicianship.  They need to be learnt.   Never miss an opportunity to play with other musicians - to experience their music.  In your woodshedding saturate yourself with great rhythms.

Enhance your #musicpractice with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

artists views, Musicianship

The Primacy of Rhythm in practicing popular music

 

When learning a new piece of music, when should a musician work on getting right the rhythm and feel of the piece?

pastelSketchSaxPlayer

Introduction

I have long believed it has to be the very first thing to get right and there's little point playing notes at all unless they are in the desired rhythm and feel.   Tempo, however, is a whole other subject - there's a lot to be said for precision and ev

The Primacy of Rhythm in practicing popular music

 

When learning a new piece of music, when should a musician work on getting right the rhythm and feel of the piece?

pastelSketchSaxPlayer

Introduction

I have long believed it has to be the very first thing to get right and there's little point playing notes at all unless they are in the desired rhythm and feel.   Tempo, however, is a whole other subject - there's a lot to be said for precision and ev