Rhythm Section Grooves for Rhythm Section & Vocalists
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