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Rhythmic Concepts in Modern Jazz

A Survey of Advanced Rhythmic Techniques for All Musicians

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Rhytmic Concepts in Modern Jazz

This rhythm boot-camp guided by guitarist extraordinaire Sebastian Noelle will leave the consistent student with a robust understanding of rhythm in the jazz idiom as well as the expertise necessary to foster years of independent growth and creativity. Moreover the majority completion of this course will see the student able to "keep-up" in the vast majority of real-world situations i.e. jam-sessions, reading-sessions, etc; no-longer should one fear bafflement at the rhythmic explorations of fellow musicians on the bandstand.

The course is structured in 36 easy to digest segments totaling over 2.5 hours of video materials including downloadable PDF lesson notes and play-along tracks.

Who is it for ? : Players of all instruments and skill levels who would like to develop their rhythmic vocabulary, fortitude, and creative potential.

Prerequisites : Ability to read basic rhythms i.e. tuplets and dotted notes.

While you are taking the course, if you have any questions feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Topics Covered:

  • Tuplets (3, 5, & 7)
  • Superimpositions (repeating note values of 3, 5, & 7 eighths and eighth triplets over 3/4 and 4/4)
  • Odd Meters (5/8, 7/8, 9/8, & 11/8)
  • Compound/Mixed Meters
  • Groupings/Meta-Rhythms

Course Materials:

  • Video Segments
  • Exercises
  • Pdfs
  • Play-Alongs


Your Instructor


Sebastian Noelle
Sebastian Noelle

Guitarist and composer Sebastian Noelle has been an active member of New York City’s multi-faceted creative music scene since 2002, performing at venues such as 55 Bar, Cornelia Street Café, The Blue Note, Jazz Gallery, Iridium, Merkin Hall, Tea Lounge, The Knitting Factory and the Jazz Standard. He has released three CDs on the European FreshSound-NewTalent label: “Across The River” (2006), featuring Donny McCaslin, Ben Street and Ari Hoenig, “Koan” (2011), with Loren Stillman, George Colligan, Thomson Kneeland and Tony Moreno, and “Shelter” (2016), with Marc Mommaas, Matt Mitchell, Matt Clohesy and Dan Weiss. Noelle is exploring new ways in improvisation using microtones, ragas and rhythms from the Balkans and the Middle East. Sebastian is an active member of the NEw York Jazz Workshop faculty where he teaches the weekly "Modern Jazz ensemble" as well as working as a priovate instructor.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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