Part 2 - Redux : Advanced Phrasing/Groove


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GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY - REDUX: A Multitude of Subtleties

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It has always been my goal to present this material in the clearest way possible. The beauty of having a "streaming only" course is having the ability to make it as great as it can possibly be. With the help of my close friend Justin Hopkins, we've endeavored to reimagine Getting Out of Your Own Way for 2019. We've made these ideas clearer whenever possible by adding new examples and deeper illustrations. And because I can, I've added some new performance footage I hope you'll enjoy. 

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Part 2 focuses on taking traditional phrasing and moving it into a more modern day context, as well as making sure that you’re being as open, deliberate and honest as possible while you’re improvising in the moment. We also get in depth with your groove, meter, feel and tonal concepts and how they all influence each other greatly in order for you to have your own identity.

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Instructional Course Contents:

PHRASING

"Traditional Phrasing" - Resolving on Downbeats
Linear Phrasing
Introduce 3,5,7,9 Over 1/4 Pulse as 16ths. 
Introduce 2,4,5,7 as Triplets
Combine #'s to Make a 1 Bar Phrase as 16ths
Combine #'s to Make a 1 Bar Phrase as Triplets
Expand to 2 Bar Phrase as 16ths
Expand to 2 Bar Phrase as Triplets
Combined Phrases Played on Kit
Expand to 4 Bar Phrase as 16ths
Expand to 4 Bar Phrase as Triplets
Combine 16th and Triplets
Leaving Space
Open up 3's
Open up 5's
Open up 7's
How Many Different Ways Can You Phrase Each #? (3's and 5's)
How Many Ways Cont. - just 7's
Use as a Template for Modulations. (5's)
Sing Then Play. Passive vs Active Playing. 
Sing Then Play. Passive vs Active Playing. pt 2
Ear Training

GROOVE/ METER/INNER CLOCK

What's Your Internal Ideal Sound for Each Voice? Having Tonal Goals
How Does Technique Affect This? 
Consistency, Both in Tone and Note Placement = Good Feel
Ego/Confidence in Regards to Pocket
Spectrum of Keeping Time w Left Foot/Leg
Dancing While Playing
Chaffee Modifiers 
Chaffee Phrasing Applied to Groove Context
Where is Your Time Coming From? On top or Behind? Perspective.
In The Cracks/Grey Areas

 WITH TONS OF LIVE AND IN STUDIO PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE AS WELL...