It's a common problem. You sound great in the practice room but when you sit in at a jam session or get on a trio gig, everything feels uncomfortable and clunky.
Don't lose the connection between practice and performance. Let three of the top-call rhythm section players in modern jazz teach you the secrets to playing and thriving in a super-tight rhythm section.
After completing this course...
You'll be able to:
play and arrange several different styles as a rhythm section
listen for the elements that help you lock in with your bandmates
accompany a soloist or vocalist in a supportive way
You'll also get:
loads of pdf transcriptions and lead sheets
audio downloads of each lesson and performance
Our exclusive Living Notationtechnology allows you to follow Peter and Reuben's playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.
"A great learning tool... The Rhythm Section Fundamentals course is simply stunning! Inspirational stuff!!"
Keith H. (GB)
"This is a fantastic course; one lesson is worth the price of the whole course."
Marco F. (IT)
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Check out a full length sample lesson and see if the course is right for you!
Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, educator, and founder of Open Studio. Peter has performed and recorded on six continents with Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Betty Carter, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman as well as his own ensembles. He has recorded over 400 lessons, pioneering the field of online jazz education and was recently featured in theNew York Times for his ground breaking work.
Greg Hutchinson has appeared on over 160 recordings, performing and recording with countless jazz greats including Betty Carter, Joshua Redman, Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield, Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr.
Reuben Rogers combined the calypso & 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. He’s performed with Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Tomasz Stanko, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Roberts, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Jackie McLean and Dianne Reeves.