Fellow musicians Jahmal Nichols and Marty Morrison join Phil Dunlap to demonstrate how a rhythm section is created with multiple instruments including piano, bass and drums. Learn why the piano is a percussion instrument although it has strings and what pizzicato means. Also see how cymbals, the bass drum and the snare drum are used to create rhythm.
Building Blocks of Jazz explores the fundamentals of jazz with Phil Dunlap, Director of Education for Jazz St. Louis. His lively lessons often feature special guests who bring their own expertise into play. Find interesting instruction on everything from Groove, to Rhythm to Latin Jazz.