'Understanding Rhythm' class presented online by Vermont Jazz Center

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BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Jazz Center has announced it is hosting an online class to reach out to its students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a news release, the Julian Gerstin to join his fun and informative class, "Understanding Rhythm," from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays via the Zoom online platform. Registration is available at ginger@vtjazz.org and is free of charge to jazz center students.

"For all musicians, not just drummers, a class in feeling and creating rhythmically," Gerstin said in an email describing the class. "We'll work on basic rhythmic exercises and reading; more advanced rhythms and polyrhythms; and using rhythm in improvisation (on any instrument!). We'll listen to fun and tricky examples from around the world, and learn about typical rhythms in a few selected styles, such as Latin jazz and Caribbean folklore."

This class is for intermediate students and is intended for adults and teens. Handouts and recordings for the class are on Google Drive.

To take part, students should download and test the basic free version of Zoom on their computers before class.

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