Rhythm Savvy

A spiral-bound book of rhythm exercises for tuning your internal clock and putting swing and  groove into your playing

Written for bass clef and C instruments, this unique book focuses on three critical areas of time that are critical for improvisation: your internal clock, your groove, and the rhythm of your improvised phrases.

Improving your overall sense of time will make the biggest difference in your jazz playing, and this book of fun exercises will get you there.

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What you will gain from this book

100 audio files serve as play-along tracks to the book’s exercises, performance examples, and challenges for evaluating your time and rhythm sense and then showing you how to improve it.

Tons of audio files

The over 100 sound files for this book will challenge you with fun exercises to strengthen your sense of time and rhythm. The filed are easily accessible through a Soundcloud playlist or for downloading.

Strengthen your inner clock

You must first have a solid clock. Within this section, you will find lots of exercises that go well beyond the metronome work you've probably been practicing. Watch out for the Maniacal Metronome exercise!

Improve your groove and swing

How's your groove? When you play, do you see people tapping their foot and bopping their head? That ability comes from listening to great players, but it also comes from hearing how to dance with the time. These examples and exercises will show you how.

Understand the rhythm of your phrases

There is an important rhythm in the phrases that make up your improvised solo. Here, you'll see examples and learn how to vary the rhythm of your lines like a great piece of poetry.