Playing across the bar line

I thought it was a good idea to start trying to practise phrases that cross the bar line and specifically not landing on beat 1, here is an exercise on Coltrane’s 26/2 to try and practise not landing on beat 1.

I think we are taught at school to learn things bar by bar which makes sense but also teaches us to phrase like that and it’s good to have the option of not falling into that way of playing all the time.

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