Bass Lesson Block
Once you can play a steady pulse, the next step in your rhythmic development is to subdivide the beat. All other rhythms are derived from dividing the basic pulse of the music. In this lesson block I'll explain what it means to divide the beat, some common ways the beat is divided, and how to count it along with some exercises. We'll also look at a common rhythmic feel called shuffle.
Understanding how beats are divided.
Ways musicians count rhythms.
Getting a handle on 8th notes and where they fall.
Understanding the often misunderstood 8th note triplet rhythm.
Understanding, notating, and playing shuffle and swing rhythms.