Feel free to browse the tutorials and exercises below. They are part of our extensive "Rhythm & Notation volume one" course.
This tutorial explains rhythmic divisions and their relationships. It covers whole to eighth notes, with a massive subdivision exercise to internalize and practice these important elements of rhythm.
Dotted Rhythms, Blues lines
This bassline concentrates on dotted quarter note - eights note and dotted eights note - sixteenth note combinations and their inversions. Played over a simple but great Blues chord progression.
Tied Rhythms, Latin Groove with Fill
This is a complex groove with a Latin feel. Play through it without the ties several times then add the ties back in one by one if you need to. It is recorded at 120Bpm as well so that nice off-beat based Latin character can come through. There is a variation at the end of the phrase quite high up the neck, look at that separately to be able to play it seamlessly with the main groove.
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