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Getting the Humpty “Swing”

I have one student who is really struggling to get the “swing” feel for Alma Mater Blues and also Rocking Honey. It seems for some it comes so naturally, and for others, it’s a huge effort. We verbalise the “here’s humpty dumpty”, we clap the…

Shoo-Fly Rhythm

I came up with a new thing to help with the different but similar rhythms in Shoo-Fly (Level 5): Banana (G-B-G) & grape grape grape grape (G- Bbx4) Apple (B-G) Banana (G-B-G) Students often get confused with the similar little phrases… banana and apple helped…

Reading Rhythm and Swing

Right now I have several students who are simultaneously going through RR and Accompaniment Variations. As such, it *seems* like a logical step to start including swing rhythm as a variation when learning to read 8th notes (doubles). However, there is not a single discussion…

Jazz: rhythm on audio for Solace of the Wind

In Jazz Clues, the second song in the collection, Solace of the Wind, seems to be the only piece where the lead instrument plays a very different rhythm from the written score. I would appreciate any tips for teaching this one. Regarding the rhythm, eighth…