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The Music Between the Notes: Teaching the Rhythm Section the Nuances of the Groove

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  • This session will focus on helping drummers, bassists, pianists and guitarists work together to develop a solid and mature time feel that will drive the ensemble with authority. Within the context of traditional swing and latin jazz music there are many subtile nuances and "tricks" that great rhythm players use to generate a strong feel or groove. We will explore the ways in which note duration, note placement, use of space, dynamics and note choice can be used to create a rock solid foundation to support the contemporary jazz ensemble.
  • Chuck Webb (
  • 12/22/2017 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
  • Meeting Room W192
  • Chuck Webb is a first call electric & acoustic bassist who has toured the world many times performing with such notable artists as Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, David Sanborn, Al DiMeola, Grover Washington Jr., Freddie Hubbard and many others. As one of Chicago's top studio bassists Chuck has performed on hundreds of records, commercial jingles and sound tracks. A graduate of University of Miami's Frost School of Music, Chuck is a member of the National Federation of Musicians and the National Educators Association. A versatile writer & producer, in addition to his newly released solo CD, film scores, sample CD, jazz and contemporary projects, Chuck is also the creator of the critically acclaimed educational music programs "Mind Games," and “Multiply This.” These CDs are being successfully utilized by school systems and individuals throughout the country and as far abroad as Canada, Germany and Australia. Diverse groups such as the NEA and the Congressional Black Caucus have featured Chuck lecturing on the role of music in education. Chuck is also on the faculty of Columbia College Chicago's music department, serving as coordinator of bass studies, bass instructor, ensemble director and coordinator of the Contemporary, Urban and Popular Music ensemble program.