Jazz Rhythm Section Lessons

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Transform Your Rhythm Section in 9 Min!
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Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMPIANO (GUITAR): Comping Techniques
Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMBASS: Tone, Feel & Walking Lines

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMDRUMS: Swing Feel on the Kit
Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMPIANO (GUITAR): Standard ii-V-I One-Handed Voicings (either hand)
Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMPIANO: Standard ii-V-I Two-Handed Voicings

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMPIANO (GUITAR): Walking Bass Lines (with L.H.)
Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMIntro to Bossa Nova
Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.51.47 PMIntro to Cha Cha Cha

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Intro to Salsa
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Intro to Samba
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Intro to Funk