We don’t often talk about is how rhythm is actually also a melody, and how to work on your vocabulary for jazz rhythm. But,of course, a very important part of playing jazz is interesting and great rhythms.
In this video, I am going to go over some great examples of rhythms used in a jazz solo taken from Chet Baker, Kenny Burrel, and Jim Hall. I also discuss how you might want to work on improving this part of your own playing.
0:00 Intro – Adding New Rhythms To Your Solos
0:14 Getting Inspirations from Kenny Burrell Jim Hall and Chet Baker
0:32 Example #1
0:39 Kenny Burrell – Mastering Medium Swing
1:06 How To Use Simple (but great 8th Note Rhythms)
1:24 Example #1 Slow
1:34 How To Use The Material
1:57 Example Lick #1
2:14 Example Lick #2
2:22 Ideas with more of a concept
2:40 Example #2
2:46 Chet Baker – Strong Rhythm and Simple Notes
3:02 Analyzing the line
3:58 Example Lick #3
4:26 Example Lick #4
4:52 Example #3
4:59 Jim Hall – Rhythmical Diversity and Strong Melodies
5:36 Motif and a Scale Sequence
5:59 Example #3 Slow
6:07 Getting More Out of the Pattern and understanding why it is great!
6:30 Example Lick #5
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Check out more lessons on Jim Hall
Here are a few more Lessons I did on Jim Hall and his fantastic playing that always contains a strong and interesting rhythmical concept as well as beautiful melodies.
Jim Hall – Ingredients Of The Best Solos
Jim Hall on Autumn Leaves – Can it get any better?
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