Rhythm Section Grooves for Rhythm Section & Vocalists


Course Description

An important class for instrumentalists and vocalists, this course explains the different rhythmic grooves or styles that a performer can ask the band to play while performing a song: slow swing, medium swing, fast swing, straight ballad, swing ballad, jazz waltz, bossa nova, samba, funk, straight 8ths, straight 16ths, etc. Students will learn to recognize and play all of these styles with a better understanding of what each instrument does within each groove.

This class is for students wanting to learn how to communicate to other musicians the proper groove, feel, style or tempo. Some grooves may have to be properly notated in charts.

I          Swing Grooves

II         Pop Grooves- Straight feel

III       Latin Grooves