An introduction to the concept of knowing your instrument or ‘How this crazy thing arranges my notes.’
I don’t count quarters, eighths, sixteenths, etc. I count ‘events per beat’.
This is the way the body and mind process rhythm. The other bits are how we write rhythms in our western system of music notation.
Swing = Long, Short, Long, Short…etc.
Reverse Swing = Short, Long, Short, Long…etc.
The concept applies to a technical exercise in this video, but I’m sure you can develop plenty of applications for music.
(Video has been update to, you know, not be wrong. Good catch by a viewer/commenter.)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive tune.
Another Foreigner tune.
Aerosmith tune; solo.