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7/8 Beat

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 9 min Category:

Playing in seven can be easy if approached in the right way. This lesson will uncover a few methods to help you hear and play comfortably in seven.

7/8 Tom Groove

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 6 min Category: Vocabulary

We're going to be expanding on our previous lesson with playing in 7/8 and will now simply re-orchestrate the 7/8 beat on the toms.

Building New Coordination & Counting Concepts

Teacher: Thomas Lang Length: 55 min Category: Independence, Live Rebroadcast, Vocabulary

Thomas Lang breaks down some fundamental coordination and counting exercises that you can use to develop independence.

Learn to Play 7/8 in a Danceable Pop Feel

Teacher: Jim Riley Length: 7 min Category: Odd Times, Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Jim shares a 7/8 groove inspired by Vinnie Colaiuta. He demonstrates how he applied this concept to make an odd-time groove feel more danceable.

8- Quarter Notes and Rests In 2/4, 3/4 And 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Reading

This lesson introduces new time signatures in 2/4, 3/4, and 5/4. The top numbers tell you how many beats or pulses in a measure. Review lesson three if you have any questions or make any mistakes in filling out the bar line placement on page one. Be sure to tap your foot and count out loud when playing page two.

Reading: Quarter and Eighth Notes in 2/4, 3/4 and 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 13 min Category: Reading

Continuing with odd time signatures, this lesson introduces eighth notes in odd times. Joe and Ralph also have some fun at the end of this lesson when Don makes them sight read a chart.

9 – Quarter and Eighth Notes in 2/4, 3/4 and 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 13 min Category: Reading

Continuing with odd time signatures, this lesson introduces eighth notes in odd times. Joe and Ralph also have some fun at the end of this lesson when Don makes them sight read a chart.

Reading: Quarter Notes and Rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Reading

This lesson introduces new time signatures in 2/4, 3/4, and 5/4. The top numbers tell you how many beats or pulses in a measure. Review lesson three if you have any questions or make any mistakes in filling out the bar line placement on page one. Be sure to tap your foot and count out loud when playing page two.

12 – Combining All Note and Rest Values In 2/4, 3/4 and 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 17 min Category: Reading

This is a great review lesson and play-along with two of the best studio musicians in the world.

Playing: 12/8 Afro-Cuban

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 5 min Category: Beats / Grooves

One of Adams favorite beats, The 12/8 Afro-Cuban groove is a very important group to have in your arsenal. This beat can be used in a variety of settings. You also see how the double paradiddle can relate to this groove.