Rhythm Section Workout

Practice with the best, so you can play like the best.

Featuring Peter Martin, Reuben Rogers, and Greg Hutchinson.

Be one of THE CATS

✅ You're about to learn everything a world-class trio knows.
✅ You're about to see every note they play.
✅ You're about to watch them break down their secrets in real time with real talk.
✅ And you're about to PLAY ALONG WITH THEM.
Welcome to the bandstand.

After completing this course...

You'll be able to:
  • create interesting arrangements on the fly
  • lock in with any rhythm section in any situation
  • understand how these masters approach comping and improv

You'll also get:
  • Play-Alongs of 4 classic jazz standards for any instrument
  • fully transcribed Living Notation for piano, bass & drums
  • audio downloads of each lesson and performance

Living Notation

Our exclusive Living Notation technology allows you to follow Peter and Reuben's playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Want to try it for free?

Already watched the performance of "Autumn Leaves"? Watch a free sample lesson with a breakdown of the tune.
"Open Studio's rhythm section courses are focused, on-the-mark and very pragmatic. I'm able to ‘virtually’ experience well-trained and accomplished professionals explain, breakdown and demonstrate their craft."

Chris L. (USA)

"Open Studio is a gold mine. I'm learning so much with the All-Access Pass about all types of instruments, especially rhythm section. It's all been helping me on my main instrument and as a musician in general."

Cristian P. (USA)

Peter Martin

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 the New York Times for his ground breaking work.

Greg Hutchinson

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

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. 

What's in the course

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Welcome! How to Use This Course
    How to Use Living Notation

      In Walked Bud

      In Walked Bud - Performance 🎼
        In Walked Bud - Lesson
          In Walked Bud | Lead Sheet
          • 42.3 KB
          In Walked Bud - Play-Along (Trio)
            In Walked Bud - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
              In Walked Bud - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                In Walked Bud - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)

                  In a Mellow Tone

                  In a Mellow Tone - Performance 🎼
                    In a Mellow Tone - Lesson
                      In a Mellow Tone | PM Arrangement
                      • 598 KB

                      Crazeology

                      Crazeology - Performance 🎼
                        Crazeology - Lesson
                          Crazeology | Lead Sheet
                          • 35.9 KB
                          Crazeology - Play-Along (Trio)
                            Crazeology - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                              Crazeology - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                Crazeology - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)

                                  Cuba... New Orleans

                                  Cuba... New Orleans - Performance 🎼
                                    Cuba... New Orleans - Lesson
                                      Cuba... New Orleans | Lead Sheet
                                      • 276 KB

                                      Emily

                                      Emily - Performance 🎼
                                        Emily - Lesson
                                          Emily | Lead Sheet
                                          • 48.5 KB
                                          Emily Piano Transcription
                                          • 140 KB

                                          Autumn Leaves

                                          Autumn Leaves - Performance 🎼
                                            Preview
                                            Autumn Leaves - Lesson
                                              Preview
                                              Autumn Leaves | Lead Sheet
                                              • 31.3 KB
                                              Autumn Leaves - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                Autumn Leaves - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                  Autumn Leaves - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                    Autumn Leaves - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                      Autumn Leaves - Revisited

                                                        Monk's Dream

                                                        Monk's Dream - Performance 🎼
                                                          Monk's Dream - Lesson
                                                            Monk's Dream | Lead Sheet
                                                            • 43.7 KB
                                                            Monk's Dream - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                              Monk's Dream - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                Monk's Dream - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                  Monk's Dream - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)

                                                                    Autumn Leaves in 7

                                                                    Autumn Leaves in 7 - Performance 🎼
                                                                      Autumn Leaves in 7 - Lesson
                                                                      • 14 mins
                                                                      • 554 MB

                                                                      Flamenco Sketches

                                                                      Download Piano Transcription PDF
                                                                      Flamenco Sketches - Performance 🎼
                                                                        Flamenco Sketches - Lesson
                                                                          Flamenco Sketches | Lead Sheet
                                                                          • 271 KB
                                                                          Flamenco Sketches Piano Transcription
                                                                          • 107 KB

                                                                          Audio Versions of Lessons

                                                                          In Walked Bud - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 5.51 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Lesson
                                                                          • 26 mins
                                                                          • 23.6 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 3.27 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 3.13 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 3.9 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 3.05 MB
                                                                          In a Mellow Tone - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 5.34 MB
                                                                          In a Mellow Tone - Lesson
                                                                          • 35 mins
                                                                          • 31.7 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Performance
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 2.5 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Lesson
                                                                          • 23 mins
                                                                          • 20.3 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 2.01 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 2.02 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 2.08 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 1.94 MB
                                                                          Cuba... New Orleans - Performance
                                                                          • 7 mins
                                                                          • 6.32 MB
                                                                          Cuba... New Orleans - Lesson
                                                                          • 11 mins
                                                                          • 9.52 MB
                                                                          Emily - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 5.05 MB
                                                                          Emily - Lesson
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 3.64 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 5.05 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Lesson
                                                                          • 9 mins
                                                                          • 7.77 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 2.89 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 2.81 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 2.7 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 2.93 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Revisited
                                                                          • 8 mins
                                                                          • 7.53 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 5.32 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Lesson
                                                                          • 10 mins
                                                                          • 8.63 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 3.42 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 3.4 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 3.54 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 3.38 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves in 7 - Performance
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 2.15 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves in 7 - Lesson
                                                                          • 14 mins
                                                                          • 12.7 MB
                                                                          Flamenco Sketches - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 5.66 MB
                                                                          Flamenco Sketches - Lesson
                                                                          • 13 mins
                                                                          • 11.4 MB

                                                                          Simple Player Versions

                                                                          In Walked Bud - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 605 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Lesson
                                                                          • 26 mins
                                                                          • 2.74 GB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 331 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 312 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 410 MB
                                                                          In Walked Bud - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 320 MB
                                                                          In a Mellow Tone - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 574 MB
                                                                          In a Mellow Tone - Lesson
                                                                          • 35 mins
                                                                          • 3.7 GB
                                                                          Crazeology - Performance
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 247 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Lesson
                                                                          • 23 mins
                                                                          • 2.39 GB
                                                                          Crazeology - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 188 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 189 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 198 MB
                                                                          Crazeology - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 190 MB
                                                                          Cuba... New Orleans - Performance
                                                                          • 7 mins
                                                                          • 699 MB
                                                                          Cuba... New Orleans - Lesson
                                                                          • 11 mins
                                                                          • 1.08 GB
                                                                          Emily - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 544 MB
                                                                          Emily - Lesson
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 393 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 544 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Lesson
                                                                          • 9 mins
                                                                          • 911 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 275 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 277 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 276 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                                          • 3 mins
                                                                          • 284 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves - Revisited
                                                                          • 8 mins
                                                                          • 844 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 571 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Lesson
                                                                          • 10 mins
                                                                          • 1.04 GB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Play-Along (Trio)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 364 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Piano Play-Along (Bass/Drums)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 349 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Drums Play-Along (Bass/Piano)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 376 MB
                                                                          Monk's Dream - Bass Play-Along (Drums/Piano)
                                                                          • 4 mins
                                                                          • 354 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves in 7 - Performance
                                                                          • 2 mins
                                                                          • 195 MB
                                                                          Autumn Leaves in 7 - Lesson
                                                                          • 14 mins
                                                                          • 1.48 GB
                                                                          Flamenco Sketches - Performance
                                                                          • 6 mins
                                                                          • 603 MB
                                                                          Flamenco Sketches - Lesson
                                                                          • 13 mins
                                                                          • 1.3 GB