Sharpen your ensemble playing skills with John Riley to become a bigger asset to your band mates.
One of the challenges of playing in a jazz ensemble is to provide a comfortable steady flow for your fellow musicians, while at the same time maintaining the form of the song. In this course you deal with different aspects of playing in an ensemble. Learn how to transition between latin and jazz feeling, discover different ways of playing a jazz waltz and get familiar with changing from sticks to brushes. Up-tempo playing and cymbal technique knowledge are also part of this course.
Make sure you have mastered the first three courses of this workout, as their contents build the basis for this last course. The more comfortable you are, the better you will be as a player and the more valuable you will become to other band mates. Or as John puts it: “That’s what we want – we want people to request our services. So if you cultivate these skills, you will become a bigger asset to your band mates.”
|Playing a Ballad||00:04:54|
|Transitioning Between Jazz And Latin||00:04:52|
|3/4 Jazz Waltz||00:03:49|
|Transitioning Between Sticks And Brushes||00:06:33|