Bored of 4/4? Ever wanted to learn to play in odd time signatures like 5/4 or 7/4?!
Learn how Darius Brubeck and his band (featuring Mike Rossi) deal with odd times, including fascinating, stories and insights passed on from Dave Brubeck.
You can go deeper with Dr Mike Rossi and Darius' book, Odd Times: Uncommon Etudes for Uncommon Time Signatures, published by Advance.Instrument Piano
Darius Brubeck is a jazz pianist and educator, and son of the legendary Dave Brubeck, who popularised the use of odd-times in jazz. In this online course, Darius has partnered with University of Cape Town music professor Dr Mike Rossi to distill the challenges of playing in odd times and give you the tools and techniques to overcome them.
In this course, Darius and Mike teach you:
When you reach a certain level in most musical fields, you are likely to be called upon to play in odd-times. It's a valuable skill but also a whole new canvas for experimentation in rhythm and groove, which can be really rewarding. Darius and Mike bring together a wealth of experience, and carefully curated resources, in a course that will have you feeling, not only comfortable, but excited by playing in odd-times, just like Dave Brubeck was when he started to experiment with odd times in the late 1950s!
Learn how to master odd-times and experiment with unusual metres.
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