This week we are talking about one of my favorite things: rhythm. The difference between a good player and a great player tends to be their sense of time and rhythmic flexibility. This is an exercise I learned way back in high school that I still work on to this day.
When we are able to place a phrase anywhere we want it, we gain several advantages. One of the biggest is the ability to play over the bar line. This opens up a world of possibilities for us and removes any limits on our phrasing. We always talk about avoiding predictability and this is one of the best ways to free ourselves. Enjoy the episode!