Gettin' in the Groove

Gettin' in the Groove

Warm up your practice sessions with some basic jazz steps while learning to really "Get into the Groove". The ultimate test that you understand music and basic swing movement is to show that you know how to keep the groove while doing some basic steps and transitions.

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Gettin' in the Groove
  • GITG - The Party Clap

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:13 - Party Clap Breakdown
    2:48 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Stamps

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Stamps Breakdown
    2:23 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Knee Slaps

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Knee Slap Breakdown
    1:11 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Driving Groove

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Driving Groove Breakdown
    2:34 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Swivel

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    014 - Swivel Breakdown
    2:48 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Transitioning Between Steps

    This is a detailed lecture about transitioning between two count jazz steps while maintaining the groove. Getting good at this will be essential for improvisation in rhythm.

    Contents:
    0:00 - Lecture 1
    3:12 - Lecture 2
    4:44 - Lecture 3
    7:00 - Lecture 4

  • GITG - Dance Along - Slow, Med, Fast

    Contents:
    0:00 - Slow Dance Along
    3:52 - Medium Dance Along
    7:44 - Fast Dance Along

    Once you have the steps down, it is time to dance along. There are 3 tempos to work through. This is a great video to use as a warm up.