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Posted by ben ( Paris) on January 07, 2001 at 15:11:11:
In Reply to: SPEED! posted by Joe on January 06, 2001 at 14:18:16:
ły teacher one showed me this diagram by Kenny Werner :
play fast play perfectly
play a long time
the idea being that you usually favor two aspects to the detriment of the other two.
I believe the key is to focusing on staying as relaxed as possible which allows you to play decently at high tempos and still get a good groove going.
being able to still make it swing with a drummer playing quarter notes at 300 bpm is tough work. Practicing I found I can still here the afterbeat with the metronome at 176 on 2 and 4 after that I lose it. But playing with a drummer is a different story in itself...
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