Placing the Melody in 5/4 Time - feat. Take Five, 5/4 Etudes

Darius Brubeck Lesson time: (11min 57sec)

Darius and Mike examine the melody for Take Five in detail, looking at why it works in an odd time, and providing exercises for approaching other melodies, and coming up with your own. Darius also reveals exactly how his Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and Joe Morello came up with the famous Take Five tune.

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

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