Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). In this music theory lesson, gain a deeper understanding of how to play and feel music with the introduction to swing rhythms across all music genres. Swing rhythms are based on eighth (8th) note triplets and Matt demonstrates various ways to play, count and write these. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music here at Music School Online (MSO). 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, allowing you to better communicate with fellow musicians, and giving you more power to create your own music. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
Understanding "Swing" in Rhythm