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Get an introduction to the rhythm section

 
Get an introduction to the rhythm section in this course at Music School Online. The rhythm section is the essential foundation of any great band. Before digging into these lessons for specific songs and styles, it's fundamental that the drummer and the bass player get a solid understanding of the job of one another within the rhythm section. This course covers videos on some essential, basic concepts of rhythm, then, selected bass lessons introduce drummers to the role and the headspace of a bass player, and finally, the drumming lessons give bass players a firm understanding of the essential elements of drumming including beats and fills. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum, bass, and rhythm section tutorials and courses for you to learn how to play the drums and bass at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
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Duration: 00:02:08
Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from globe-trotting percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), starting with what is the beat. In this music theory lesson, Matt will introduce the concept of "The Beat" which is essential to the way that rhythm is understood in music. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music. Music School Online (MSO) presents 66 very comprehensive video tutorials to learn pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, chords, inversions, scales and so much more that will unlock the secrets to communicating with other musicians. You do not need to know music theory to be a musician, but you will gain a deeper understanding of how and why music works, which will give you more power to create your own music. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:06:58
Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from globe-trotting percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). In this music theory lesson, Matt discusses what are quarter, half, and whole notes and how to utilize these to find the beat. He teaches you how to recognize, count, and write quarter notes, half notes, and whole notes, the building blocks of rhythm.  This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music. Music School Online (MSO) presents 66 very comprehensive video tutorials to learn pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, chords, inversions, scales and so much more that will unlock the secrets to communicating with other musicians. You do not need to know music theory to be a musician, but you will gain a deeper understanding of how and why music works, which will give you more power to create your own music. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:11:19
Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) introduces you to the bass guitar. He explains the parts of the bass and discusses the function of the bass player. This bass tutorial is the first lesson of the bass toolkit for the beginner level bass player. Music School Online offers many bass video tutorials using current popular songs and a few classics to teach musicians, both new and seasoned, in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play bass at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:27:33
Your instructor, Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days), teaches you the art of the eighth (8th) note. Antar explains the significance of the eighth note for a bass player and, more importantly, various techniques to make this simple bassline more interesting. This bass lesson is part of the bass toolkit for the beginner level bass player.Music School Online offers many video tutorials using current popular songs and iconic classics to teach musicians, both new and seasoned, in a fun, connective way. Learn to play bass at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:01:55
Learn what is the drummer's job. Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) explains the primary roles of every drummer from keeping the beat to feeling consistent to marking the sections of music. This drum lesson will help aspiring drummers to understand the most essential elements of drumming.Be sure to check out the other drum and rhythm section tutorials available at Music School Online. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:02:47
Learn what is a drum fill. Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) explains what a drum fill is, how drummers use fills, and provides examples of classic drum fills.This drum tutorial is for the beginner level drummer and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:06:17
In this rhythm section lesson, Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) and Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) discuss what is the job of the rhythm section. They explain the support role that a rhythm section plays to either a song, band or melody instrument. Dylan and Antar also talk about how the rhythm section is responsible for the tempo and the feel of the song and offer great advice on how to achieve this.Be sure to check out our other rhythm section tutorials at Music School Online to learn the fundamentals of how to play drums and bass together to create and lock in the beat, set the tempo of the song, and get the audience on their feet. These lessons are a must for those of you in a band or aspiring to be. Learn how to create a rhythm section.
 
 
 
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