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Jazz Basics, Playing Ahead or
Behind the Beat.
Another thing is to learn how to
play your eighth notes differently.
You can play on the beat,
on top of the beat or behind the beat.
So I want demonstrate
these three different.
Variations for you.
If you have the tempo,
one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC].
Now I'm playing on the beat.
[MUSIC].
With a little swing to it of course
because it's, it's in swing so
it's completely straight,
but still it's on the beat.
If I want to play more on top of the beat,
I would go.
[MUSIC].
And, and if I wanna go behind the beat.
one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC].
And once you get to know these three.
You can put them together and, and
change it a lil bit during your solo.
Depending on the feel
that you wanna create.
So.
Here's the backing track for
Days of Wine and Roses.
Let me play a little bit.
I will go back and
forth between these three different ones.
Also, I will play triplets and
sixteenth notes,
so you will hear some variation
in the phrasing as well.
[MUSIC].
Starting behind the beat.
[MUSIC].
On the beats.
[MUSIC].
On top.
[MUSIC].
Back.
[MUSIC].
Behind.
[MUSIC].
Tapeless.
[MUSIC].
Six nine six and notes.
[MUSIC].
Behind the beat.
[MUSIC].