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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Staccato Phrasing

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Jazz Basics,
Stuccato Phrasing.
Another thing you can do is have some
variation to the length of the note.
You notice during my solo here at times I,
I play longer.
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Longer notes.
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I played shorter notes as
well mostly staccato, so
that's something you can work on,
like plays that.
Like George Benza and Pat Martina they
have that kind of you know, they play it
a little bit shorter you know each,
each note instead of letting it ring.
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They might play.
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And this is something I
noticed that I do when I play,
when I play a little bit
more on top of the beat.
I wanna play behind the beat.
I kinda.
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I slur a bit in the holding
out the notes a bit longer.
And compared to if I wanna
play more on top of the beat.
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I notice that I subconsciously.
Start playing a shorter note values
as well, more, more staccato.
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See we'll hear the difference.
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one, two, three, four.
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And, and then so on.
So.
Try these different ways of phrasing and
you will maybe find something
that works for you that will
be part of your own sound, or
if you like be able to switch back and
forth between them.
But this is something really important
to know so upload a video where you're
improvising a little bit, trying to
add some variation to your timing.
And also to the way you play the notes and
the note values.
Thank you.
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