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Playing with good time is fundamental to making good music, yet this critical aspect of musicianship is often ignored. John McGann shows you how to understand the basics of rhythm, use the metronome to perfect your skills, and put it all together to play with great time & feel at any tempo. This DVD is for all musicians on all instruments. No music reading is necessary.
John is a world-class class performer and composer on guitar, mandolin, and pedal steel. He plays standard guitar and mandolin in the DVD but the concepts are applicable to every instrument. John is a former National Mandolin Champion and a studio musician/recording artist who has performed and recorded with many of the leading lights of contemporary Celtic and Acoustic music.
• Metronome Basics
• Playing on beats 1 & 3 versus 2 & 4
• 8th notes: straight versus swing 8ths
• Shuffle (12/8 time)
• ¾ time: waltz & jazz waltz
• Celtic Music: jig rhythm
• Funk: 16th note rhythms
• Practicing rhythm to melody transitions
• Playing on, ahead of, or behind the beat
• Subdividing the beat
• Metronome practice tips
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