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Lesson 12

Syncopation puts the “pizzaz in the jazz” as Willie used to say.
In our final lesson in the Beginner’s corner, lesson 12 will use the triplet as a foundation to learn how to make your off beats solid and repeatable in a successful manner.
This is very useful in all kinds of Big Bands and combo groupls in order to play together with the drummer and the band. You’ll also realize how much this will help you to create solos not only playing 8th note lines. Rhythm rules!
After you have had a chance to improve your skills with an etude, we’re dedicating the following two sections to help you creating your own vocabulary by responding to the examples on the play tracks
After the ear training lesson, you will end with an easy Blues arrangement using the musical skills you have learned in this lesson.