Description: In this jazz rhythm lesson, legendary saxophonist Dave Liebman breaks down the components of rhythm and time in the jazz idiom. Dave discusses and demonstrates the “clave of jazz”, time, feel, beat placement, phrasing, understanding the drums and more. If you want to get your time and rhythm together on your instrument, this jazz rhythm lesson is for you. NOTE: There is a small 3 page PDF bundled with the download version of this video (not the $8.99 streaming version) which includes the embedded rhythm changes solo transcription seen in the video.
Topics Covered: Jazz rhythm, the eighth note, duple feel, triple feel, dotted feel, even feel, the evolution of the eighth note feel, getting good time, the metronome, exercises, downbeat, upbeat, anticipation, the accent, flexible beat phrasing, playing behind the beat, playing ahead of the beat, playing against and over the time, understanding basic drums, the ride beat, accounting for every beat, etc.
Saxophone, Interpreting Melodies, Embellishment, Techniques, Etc.
Saxophone, Jazz Rhythm, Time, Beat Placement, Feel, Etc.
Advice, How to Practice, Art vs. Craft, Finding Your Identity, Career, Etc.
Dave Liebman has performed and/or recorded with:
Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Michael Brecker, Ravi Coltrane, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, Bob Moses, Richie Beirach, George Mraz, Al Foster, Ron McClure, Billy Hart, Anthony Jackson, Vic Juris, John Abercrombie, Ellery Eskelin, Jim Black, Tony Marino, Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum, Phil Markowitz, Marc Copland, Joachim Kuhn, Daniel Humair, Paolo Fresu, Jon Christensen, Bobo Stenson, Michel Portal, Wolfgang Reisinger, Jean-Paul Celea, Bobby Avey, Matt Vashlishan, Alex Ritz and many more.
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