Tim Teissen – Ökostrom (MiA. Cover)

Ich bin seit Jahren ein Fan der Musik von MiA., daher musste ich endlich mal ein Cover machen. Der im Original punkige Protestsong mit eindringlicher Message wird bei mir aufs Wesentliche reduziert. Ich hoffe, euch gefällt das Ergebnis! This is my personal take on the song “Oekostrom” by the German band MiA. Its lyrics reflect topics which we all have to deal with, now more than ever, like our ecological footprint, the importance of sustainable development, fair trade, and how each of us could act as a responsible human being. As with all my cover songs, I changed quite a…

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Splitting Measures (4): Splits in 12/8

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A 12/8 time signature offers a variety of interesting rhythms. In this lesson, you learn how to play a shuffle groove and other syncopated or near-polyrhythmic grooves. Contents:0:39 – Introduction1:14 – The magic of 122:16 – Exercise 10: Simple shuffle groove: 33333:02 – Exercise 11: Symmetric splits: 2222222 3333 444 664:53 – Half-symmetric splits5:19 – Exercise 12: The “half-symmetric” split: 332226:05 – Exercise 13: The asymmetrical split: 223236:47 – A note to exercise 13: 255, 552, 525 topics: rhythm, konnakol, shuffle, blues, polyrhythms Level: beginner Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 7:54 min For a list of all my video…

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Wexford Carol

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Mein musikalischer Weihnachtsgruß 2019: das irische Weihnachtslied “Wexford Carol”, arrangiert für drei Kontrabässe. A traditional Irish Christmas carol, arranged for three double basses, played, recorded and mixed by Tim Teissen. Season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year!

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Question & Answer (1): Is there a 5 UNDER 4 polyrhythm?

In my new Q&A video, I’m sharing my thoughts on polyrhythms, notation and rhythmic modulation. And I’m discussion a particular rhythmic problem, which originally was a question of one of my followers. Contents: 0:19 – Question: Is there a 5 UNDER 4 polyrhythm? 2:00 – How to draw a 4/4 measure 2:47 – How to draw a 4 over 5 polyrhythm 3:49 – Why 4 over 5 is equal to 5 over 4 4:36 – What is rhythmic modulation? 5:34 – Answer: solution #1 7:12 – Answer: solution #2 8:29 – Example: real 4 over 5 vs. fake 4 over…

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Tim Teissen – I Was Just Thinking (Teitur Cover)

Of all the songs the Danish singer-songwriter Teitur Lassen has written, this is probably my favourite. I like all of it: its melodic range, its melancholic lyrics, its perfect structure. It’s a drama told within a few minutes. This is my homage to Teitur’s superb songwriting. Hope you like it! Tim Teissen – vocals, acoustic guitar Recorded and mixed by Tim Teissen

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Tim Teissen – Vincent (Sarah Connor Cover)

Ich habe an Sarah Connors Song “Vincent” einiges verändert, bis er zu mir passte. Ich hoffe, euch gefällt das Ergebnis! This is my personal take on the German pop song “Vincent”. I changed quite a bit, and it’s become a fairly soulful version in the end. Hope you like it! Tim Teissen – vocals, all instruments, drum programming Arranged, recorded & mixed by Tim Teissen

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Splitting Measures (3): The tumbao

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Episode 3 shows how to play afro-cuban grooves. It introduces the tumbao (the main bass pattern) and its relation to the clave (a percussion pattern). Contents:0:38 – Introduction: tumbao & clave1:49 – Exercise 7: Simple tumbao: 3323322:40 – Exercise 8: Salsa with a tie: 332_3323:28 – Recommendations3:48 – 4 versions of the clave3:56 – Exercise 9: Salsa variation – 332:_332:4:46 – A matter of notation topics: rhythm, konnakol, tumbao, afro-cuban, clave, Latin musicLevel: beginnerInstruments: for all instrumentsDuration: approx. 5:55 min For a list of all my video lessons go here.You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area…

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Splitting Measures (2): Two 16th note grooves you should know

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Episode 2 presents two 16th note grooves you ought to know. Especially the first one is essential for modern pop and R’n’B music. Contents: 0:39 – Introduction 1:14 – The “famous one”: double time 3:5 2:11 – Exercise 5: The 3 3 2 3 3 2 split 3:12 – The “almost polyrhythmic” split 4:07 – Exercise 6: The 3 3 3 3 4 split 5:21 – Final thoughts topics: rhythm, konnakol, syncopation, 16th note grooveLevel: beginnerInstruments: for all instrumentsDuration: approx. 6:11 min For a list of all my video lessons go here.You could also use the tag cloud (in the…

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Splitting Measures (1): The “classic” rhythm

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This is my new series of video lessons on rhythm. Again, it’s all about konnakol, and how to use it to play grooves in many styles and time signatures. Episode 1 focuses on syncopated eighth note grooves in 4/4 time. Contents: 0:27 – Introduction 1:17 – Konnakol summed up briefly 2:15 – split a 4/4 measure on floor #2 – possible splits 3:27 – 3 ways to play a 3:5 split 4:00 – how to translate into konnakol 4:40 – Exercise 1: The 3 3 2 split 6:06 – Exercise 2: The 3 3_2 variation 6:53 – Exercise 3: The…

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