Rhythms Volume 8 Septuplets

Rhythms Volume 8 Septuplets

Rhythms Volume 8 Septuplets

"Rhythms Volume 8 : Septuplets" is a continuation of a series of books created to hone a student’s ability to recognize and play rhythms. Volume 8 covers Septuplets on four metric levels, with and without rests. This Volume also contains a consistant C drone for each exercise while the pitch of the exercise changes. This means you can work on your rhythmic ability and your ear training skills at the same time. This innovative way of practicing saves time because you are improving your rhythmic skills while also finding those pitches that are difficult to hear within a key center. The Septuplets covered in this book will prepare you for the most common situations where this type of rhythm is used.

Septuplets

Septuplets are fairly common in all kinds of music, such as contemporary classical, Broadway musicals, contemporary jazz and rock. Septuplets are now are part of a family of rhythms that are called tuplets. These especially include the rhythms that divide a beat into groups of five, seven, nine etc. Tuplets are also called “irrational rhythms” because their durations lie outside of the normal duple system of 2 or 4. Many students don’t know how to count tuplet rhythms.

How Will This Book Help My Musicianship?

"Rhythms Volume 8 : Septuplets" is slightly different from previous volumes in the “rhythm series” and you can use it in a variety of ways to improve your musicianship. These exercises will improve your sight reading, sight singing, transcription, ear training and rhythm ear training all at the same time. This makes each exercise highly efficient, and excellent for those musicians who have a limited amount of time to practice each day.

Here is a list of exactly what is contained in the course:

A Unique Approach

Rather than a traditional metronome, the audio files for each example give you a drone pitch played either on every beat or beats one and three. This drone pitch does two things: It creates a key center which will help to improve your ear training skills and it creates a metronomic pulse to help you decipher the rhythm of each exercise. In some cases the fewer times you hear the MetroDrone per measure, the harder it will be to hear the rhythm, in others the quarter note drone pulse will complicate the Septuplets as shown on the previous page.

There are a few skills obtained from these studies that may be obvious to some but not to others. First, rhythm can be notated in many ways. Many times this has to do with the tempo or style of a piece of music. Secondly, rhythms have been divided up into 4 metric levels. On the next page you will see actual musical examples of these 4 metric levels. These 4 levels are the different types of exercises you will find in this course. There is an interesting inverse relationship between the notation and the tempo which is mentioned above each example. The 4 metric levels are listed below:

  • Metric level one contains mostly half and quarter notes.
  • Metric level two contains mostly quarter and eighth notes.
  • Metric level three contains mostly eighths and sixteenths.
  • Metric level four contains mostly sixteenths and thirty second notes.

Below are four examples from the "Rhythms Volume 8 : Septuplets." One each from each metric level:

  • There are 3 levels of MP3s each progressively faster. Level 1 for above example with 2 measure countoff
  • Level Two MP3 for example above with 2 measure countoff
  • Level 3 for example above with 2 measure countoff
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 levels of MP3s each progressively faster. Level 1 for above example with 2 measure countoff
  • Level Two MP3 for example above with 2 measure countoff
  • Level 3 for example above with 2 measure countoff
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 levels of MP3s each progressively faster. Level 1 for above example with 2 measure countoff
  • Level Two MP3 for example above with 2 measure countoff
  • Level 3 for example above with 2 measure countoff
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 levels of MP3s each progressively faster. Level 1 for above example with 2 measure countoff
  • Level Two MP3 for example above with 2 measure countoff
  • Level 3 for example above with 2 measure countoff
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

Recommended way to proceed with the course

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