Featuring over 300 metrical rhythmic studies in simple musical forms — carefully graded, with short preliminary exercises — this volume introduces readers to the basic processes and complexities of musical rhythm and helps them develop the ability to perform all kinds of rhythmic patterns accurately at sight. Suitable not only for reading, but for dictation, improvisation, and composition — and for different methods — the collection contains one- and two-part rhythmic studies — mostly 12 to 16 measures long — that are intended to be sung, spoken, and tapped or clapped. The volume examines the full range of meter studies, rests and syncopation, triplets, beats, small subdivisions, changing simple and compound meter, notes in two and three beats, four against three, four notes in three beats; three notes in four beats, quintuplets and septuplets, meters with unequal beats, changing meters with unequal beats, cross-rhythms and tempo modulation. For those interested in the rhythmic patterns most frequently encountered in Western art music.
|Edition description:||3RD SPIRAL|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.15(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Two-Four Meter.
2. Three-Four Meter.
3. Four-Four Meter.
4. Dotted Quarters and Tied Eighths in Simple Meter.
5. Six-Eight Meter.
6. Sixteenth-Notes in Simple Meter.
7. Dotted Eighths in Simple Meter.
8. Sixteenth-Notes in Six-Eight Meter.
9. More Rests and Syncopation in Simple Meter.
10. More Rests and Syncopation in Six-Eight Meter.
11. Nine-Eight and Twelve-Eight Meter.
13. Two Against Three.
14. Half-Note Beat.
15. Dotted-Half-Note Beat.
16. Eighth-Note Beat.
17. Dotted-Eighth-Note Beat.
18. Small Subdivisions.
19. Changing Simple Meter.
20. Changing Compound Meter.
21. Changing Between Simple and Compound Meter With the Division Constant.
22. Changing Between Simple and Compound Meter With the Beat Constant.
23. Three Notes in Two Beats; Two Notes in Three Beats.
24. Four Against Three.
25. Four Notes in Three Beats; Three Notes in Four Beats.
26. Quintuplets and Septuplets.
27. Five-Eight Meter.
28. More Meters With Unequal Beats.
29. Changing Meters With Unequal Beats.
30. More Cross-Rhythms.
31. Tempo Modulation.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My classical guitar teacher introduced me to this book and I have been using it for three years now!It is a comprehensive study of western rhythms and has some sections in the back of the book on polyrhythms and their common usage-All in all Great!! You may need to by another book though if you are interested in Polyrhythmic and Polymetric studies.