As I mentioned in my last post, I started learning a new piece called Square-O. The new skill to pick up before playing the piece is being able to swing the rhythm. Once I started learning the piece, I found that it is not a hard piece and can be learnt very fast. And I was able to learn it in a couple of days. So I recorded it this morning.

But then I started to listen to other recordings of the same piece and found that everyone plays it differently.

Leaving out the difference in tempo, its the last part in each of the four line that differs. That is where the swing rhythm comes into picture. I am not sure which one is correct. Which obviously also means that I don’t understand swing rhythm properly. But it also looks like a lot of people don’t. Or maybe some of it is subjective and depends on the player how much he decides to ‘swing’ the rhythm.

I will keep practising the piece for the next few days. I have not decided yet if I want to look at the next piece in the book or not. Also, I will be travelling this weekend so won’t have access to the Piano for three days and won’t be writing either.