Musician Tips from Rhythm Intensive
Even a cursory glance at the musical résumés of Chuck Rainey and John Anthony Martinez is mind-blowing. Rainey’s music career stretches all the way back to the late ‘50s, and his bass grooves have backed countless legendary acts (Ray Charles, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson are just a few) and provided the rhythmic foundation of over almost 149,000 recordings. He also managed to find time to graduate from the University of Oxford (UK). As for Martinez, he’s had his own incredible career, earning a degree from the Berklee College of Music and later playing drums for Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Dolby, Tanya Tucker, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, and many others.
Together, these two skilled journeyman formed Rhythm Intensive, a comprehensive music education and mentoring program that offers bass and drum clinics, seminars, and professional advice. In the video below, Rainey and Martinez offer their practical tips for aspiring musicians.
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