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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 (www.ifcmusic.org) 

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!