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How do I play swing eighth notes?

How do I play swing eighth notes?

Today's Wednesday Watch is a bit more of an educational focus, and is a cross post from the Insitute for Creative Music Vlog! Have you seen what we're up to over at the IfCM ( 

Sometimes we don't really know how to talk about playing swing eighth notes. Are they dotted eighth sixteenths? 

There's not really any of those things, it is something totally different. I think that the only way for you to develop a great jazz feel, and how to play jazz and swing, is to learn from the masters.

IfCM Teaching Artist and Co-Director Nick Finzer explores his approach to playing jazz and swing eighth notes, and how to explore further on your own!