Background to Odd Times In Jazz

Darius Brubeck Lesson time: (9min 32sec)

In this video, Darius introduces the course and emphasises how important it is for a modern musician to be comfortable with odd times. He also talks about how jazz music first discovered and began using odd times, in large part through the work of his father Dave Brubeck and his quartet.

About the instructor


Darius Brubeck is a noted jazz pianist and educator. He has released numerous albums as a leader, as well as touring internationally with his own groups, and the Brubecks Play Brubeck collaboration with his brothers.

Darius has served as a Fulbright visiting professor in Romania and Turkey. He initiated the first degree course in Jazz offered by an African University at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where he taught till 2005.

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Mastering Odd Times

with Darius Brubeck

What's included?

12 lessons (2h 10m) Advanced video features Downloadable sheet music Bonus audio content Mobile, tablet & desktop access 100% satisfaction guarantee