Art of Swing by Open Studio

Art of Swing

Tipping techniques for bass and drums from two modern masters.
ALL LEVELS

Swing harder = more gigs.

Nothing kills a performance like a bassist or drummer that can't swing.

Don't be that player. Be the player everyone wants to work with.

Let Reuben Rogers and Ulysses Owens Jr., two modern masters of swing, take you on a journey of feel, style, connection, and how to practice swing that will change your playing forever.

And with every note transcribed on both instruments, you won't miss a beat.

After completing this course you'll be able to:

  • play all of the essential swing feels including straight-ahead, 3/4, ballads, uptempo, and more
  • create a strong connection between the bass and drums
  • comp and support for a sound that lifts the whole band
  • create your own practice routines to improve your time, sound, and feel

Meet your teachers

Ulysses Owens Jr.

Ulysses Owens Jr. is a Grammy-winning drummer and also a producer, composer, educator, and entrepreneur. He has toured and recorded with artists including Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Diane Schuur, Renee Fleming, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone, and Mulgrew Miller.

Reuben Rogers

Imbued with both groove and spirit from birth, Reuben Rogers combined the calypso and reggae rhythms of his native Virgin Islands with the gospel sounds of the church and the freedom and improvisation of jazz to create the unique chemistry that would make him one of the most distinctive and in-demand bassists in modern jazz. Rogers has performed with Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Tomasz Stanko, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Roberts, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Jackie McLean and Dianne Reeves, among many others.

Contents

Start Here
How To Use Living Notation
Lessons
Introduction
The Basics of Swing
Finding Your Beat
The 2-Feel
Swing in Different Styles
Ballads
Up-Tempo Swing
Swing Masterclass
Simple Player Versions
Introduction
5 mins
The Basics of Swing
11 mins
Finding Your Beat
9 mins
The Two Feel
11 mins
3/4
10 mins
Swing in Different Styles
8 mins
Ballads
10 mins
Up-Tempo Swing
10 mins
Swing Masterclass
28 mins
Audio Versions of Lessons
Introduction
5 mins
The Basics of Swing
11 mins
Finding Your Beat
9 mins
The Two Feel
11 mins
3/4
10 mins
Swing in Different Styles
8 mins
Ballads
10 mins
Up-Tempo Swing
10 mins
Swing Masterclass
28 mins
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