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Tapping vs Counting

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Posted by Shuzzbutt ( on October 30, 2002 at 21:44:23:

For years I kept the groove by tapping my foot. One of my college jazz instructors insisted I quit tapping my foot and count out loud. A definite improvement because now I can subdivide the beat into eights or sixteenths and play a lot of very tight figures.

It was hard as hell initially, but after two months it is comfortable.

Wadda ya think? Anybody else done this?

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