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LJS 35: How Mastering Tempo and Rhythm Can Transform Your Jazz Playing

Welcome to episode 35 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about how mastering tempo and rhythm can transform your jazz playing. Often times, non-percussion instrumentalists don’t pay enough attention to these things, and it shows. Today’s special guest, professional drummer Diego Maldonado, walks us through how to do this. Listen in!

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In this episode

  1. Work with a metronome- master the technique of being in sync with perfect time.

  2. Develop your own inner clock- creative ways to use the metronome and ultimately get away from it.

  3. Master subdivisions- learn how to use different subdivisions over the time.

  4. Diego’s top tips from drummers.

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A 30 day audio eCourse that walks you through focused, goal-oriented practicing, where you will be working on things that actually improve your jazz playing.


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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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