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David's Tip of the Day: Rushing, Part 2 - Play Behind the Beat

David Barrett Admin's picture

Actively trying to play behind the beat is another great way to fix rushing. As you play each note, make a point to delay its delivery ever so slightly to help pull your playing behind the beat. If your tendency is to rush, then now you're not rushing… you're playing on the beat. Playing behind the beat for those that don't have a tendency to rush is also a cool effect… it's a way to make your music sound relaxed, but still swinging.