by Dr. Scott Harris, SFA Director of Percussion Activities
by Dr. Stephen Lias, SFA Theory and Composition Area Coordinator
by Dr. Jeffrey Jacobsen, former SFA Director of Orchestral Activities
Below you will find some
video clips demonstrating some common techniques for playing in the rhythm
section of a jazz band. Each video highlights techniques for playing
bass, percussion (drums), or piano in a jazz band. Emphasis is
placed on the following musical styles: Latin tunes, swing tunes, ballads,
and rock tunes.
The Texas School Music Project is a source for ideas
and information concerning pedagogical practices in the music classroom
or rehearsal hall.
The TSMP is a service provided to all music specialists by the faculty
of the School of Music at Stephen
F. Austin State University.