Very cool Daniel - this one sounded fresh and groovy in spite of all the syncopations (etc). An excellent rhythm etude.
Very cool sounding tune Daniel! Also good time keeping lesson!
I really like this one. I will be adding this to my practice sessions. I really like lessons that have a good musical quality. Thanks for the great lesson.
yeah, very great piece of music man!
Great idea, Daniel!
very cool daniel, you got some groove going on!
Wow, that's SOME timing lesson!
Cool lesson, man!
Cool man! Great lesson!
This is great! We haven't had this topic yet!
thanks guys! I think this is a topic that kept on being a problem in the REC takes. That's why I thought it would be very useful for many GMC:ers
Groovy and very useful lesson!
man that is a bad ass lesson there Daniel!
very cool and very very useful
In this lesson we’re going to focus on our timing. Timing is an essential part of music. It's what makes a band or solo artist sound tight and punchy.
Among some other rhythmical figures, I have used jazzy 8th notes. These jazzy 8th notes are actually formed from 8th note triplets, when we tie the first two notes together.
We’re also going to use the straight 4th note triplets, quarter notes, regular 8th notes.
The purpose of mixing all these different note durations is for you to be really aware of the sutil differences between them. There is a difference in the actual feel when you play these different rhythms.
It would be really helpful to first sing the lesson in your head and out loud to become familiar with the rhythm, because your rhythm sense actually that doesn’t have anything to do with your actual physical technique but rather with the calibration, thinking and feeling of the notes.
After you do that, it’s going to be way easier to play it on the actual instrument.
Scale used in this lesson: