Doing Time with 32 Bars Volume Two

Doing Time with 32 Bars Volume Two

Doing Time with 32 Bars Volume Two..is a must own for any instrumentalist seeking to develop a strong sense of time.

This book is part of a series of books which are designed to teach a student:

  • How to develop a better internal sense of time.
  • Feel music on a more macro level.
  • Develop an innate sense of musical form.
  • Develop a more natural feel that breathes with the music.

"Feel Time" not "Count Time."

All this is accomplished by requiring the student to "feel time" not "count time." within a 32 bar Form. There are numerous exercises in the Doing Time with 32 Bars Volume Two that will help develop this new sense of time.

Audio Files

The audio files provides you with eight 8 minute tracks at different tempos in which the time is delineated every 4 bars, and with an extra hit every 32 bars to outline the 32 bar form. The student may then use the exercises presented in the book to gain control of their execution or improvise to gain control of their ideas using this bare minimum of time delineation.


 

           
  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-604-0
  • Physical Edition IBSN: 978-1-890944-23-0
  • 58 pages: Physical version of this book contains a CD. Digital Version of this book includes MP3 audio files.

 

 

 

           
  • The four bars hits through a 32 bar form is a great concept for working on standards. A drummer friend of mine and I (sax) have been using these files and it's really kicking our ass but each week we get better. If you want to strengthen your time these books will do it. K. Lechner
  • I've worked my way through all of these time books and my playing is in a completely new place now. I feel very confident when I play with others and thinking in larger chunks of time has totally changed my phrasing. Great Stuff! Q. Filipović
  • So much has changed since I've started these books I don't even now where to start. I guess the main thing is I have a deeper understanding of time (DUH!). I feel like working with these files for a few months is like 20 years of experience that you would get on the bandstand playing with heavy hitters. Do yourself a favor get these books! G. Borg.

 

 

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Doing Time with 32 Bars Volume One

Doing Time with 32 Bars Volume One

Doing Time with 32 Bars Volume One..is a must own for any instrumentalist seeking to develop a strong sense of time.

This book is part of a series of books which are designed to teach a student:

  • How to develop a better internal sense of time.
  • Feel music on a more macro level.
  • Develop an innate sense of musical form.
  • Develop a more natural feel that breathes with the music.

"Feel Time" not "Count Time."

All this is accomplished by requiring the student to "feel time" not "count time." within a 32 bar Form. There are numerous exercises in the Doing Time with 32 Bars Volume One that will help develop this new sense of time.

Audio Files

The audio files provides you with eight 8 minute tracks at different tempos in which the time is delineated every 2 bars, and with an extra hit every 32 bars to outline the 32 bar form. The student may then use the exercises presented in the book to gain control of their execution or improvise to gain control of their ideas using this bare minimum of time delineation.


 

           
  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-602-6
  • Physical Edition IBSN: 978-1-890944-22-3
  • 58 pages: Physical version of this book contains a CD. Digital Version of this book includes MP3 audio files.

 

 

 

           
  • If you are looking for rhythm books to get a larger sense of time, this one may be just right for you. It includes lots of exercises taken from various Muse Eek rhythm books. Some exercises are simple and some are very difficult but so as long as you are an intermediate player I think you will find the material useful. Hey Muse-eek, How about coming out with an 8 and 16 and 24 bar version? --Not that I've mastered the 2 bar patterns at very slow tempos but I would like to give it a try anyway just to test myself. W. Poulsen
  • These tracks are great for working on jazz tunes. Just take a 32 bar form and you can expand your sense of time and you always know when the 32 bars are up. The book has lots of ideas about time and rhythm, too. D. González.

 

 

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Doing Time with the Blues Volume Two

Doing Time with the Blues Volume Two

Doing Time with the Blues Volume Two..is a must own for any instrumentalist seeking to develop a strong sense of time.

Volume Two works with larger units of time to develop an even more refined sense of time.

This book is part of a series of books which are designed to teach a student:

  • How to develop a better internal sense of time.
  • Feel music on a more macro level.
  • Develop an innate sense of musical form.
  • Develop a more natural feel that breathes with the music.

"Feel Time" not "Count Time."

All this is accomplished by requiring the student to "feel time" not "count time." within a Blues Form. There are numerous exercises in the Doing Time with the Blues Volume Two that will help develop this new sense of time.

Audio Files

The audio files provides you with eight 8 minute tracks at different tempos in which the time is delineated every 4 bars, and with an extra hit every 12 bars to outline the blues form. The student may then use the exercises presented in the book to gain control of their execution or improvise to gain control of their ideas using this bare minimum of time delineation.


 

           
  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-601-9
  • Physical Edition IBSN: 978-1-890944-18-6
  • 58 pages: Physical version of this book contains a CD. Digital Version of this book includes MP3 audio files.

 

 

 

           
  • I play piano and I've been using Doing Time with the Blues Volume Two to work on feeling 4 bars as a basic unit of time. The slower the tempo, the harder it gets. Through the exercises in the book and just playing through my favorite blues tunes, I really changed both my perception of time and my ability to keep time without counting. V. Golubev
  • The concept behind these doing time books really works. It has really helped my time and particularly helped me to hold the form when drummers are soloing. Totally Recommend. H. Alvarez
  • I've been working with both the Doing Time with the Blues and the Doing Time with 32 Bars. It can get pretty frustrating, and there were times I almost gave up, but then the payoff came. Certainly not a book for a total beginner though the more I think about it, it could be cool you would just have to be a real fanatic beginner :) Anyway glad I found these books and this time concept. I've found no one else is even talking about these concepts much less offering a product that you can use to master it. Kudos to Muse Eek! P. Kristensen.

 

 

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Doing Time with the Blues Volume One

Doing Time with the Blues Volume One

Doing Time with the Blues Volume One..is a must own for any instrumentalist seeking to develop a strong sense of time.

This book is part of a series of books which are designed to teach a student:

  • How to develop a better internal sense of time.
  • Feel music on a more macro level.
  • Develop an innate sense of musical form.
  • Develop a more natural feel that breathes with the music.

"Feel Time" not "Count Time."

All this is accomplished by requiring the student to "feel time" not "count time." within a Blues Form. There are numerous exercises in the Doing Time with the Blues Volume One that will help develop this new sense of time.

Audio Files

The audio files provides you with eight 8 minute tracks at different tempos in which the time is delineated every 2 bars, and with an extra hit every 12 bars to outline the blues form. The student may then use the exercises presented in the book to gain control of their execution or improvise to gain control of their ideas using this bare minimum of time delineation.


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Single String Studies for 6 String Bass Guitar Volume One

Single String Studies for 6 String Bass Guitar Volume One

Develop four aspects of learning bass guitar at the same time with Single String Studies for 6 String Bass Guitar Volume One

There are four aspects of learning the guitar that are particularly difficult to master. These are:

  • Learning the names of all the pitches found on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes found on a music staff to their location on the fretboard.
  • Knowing where the notes are on the bass guitar by feel, not by sight.
  • Learning scales without relying on patterns.

The Single String exercises help you learn all four of these difficult techniques simultaneously with one exercise.

The exercises found in the book look deceptively simple but mastering them is one of the hardest things to do for any musician no matter what level they are on. At the same time this book can be used by beginner, intermediate or advanced students, because it is the speed at which you play the exercise that will determine the skill needed to play it correctly. A reminder that the Single String Studies for 5 String Bass Guitar books do require you to read music BUT the notes are all found on the same string for each exercise which actually makes it easier for a beginning student to master each exercise. All exercises use one rhythm: a repeating quarter note so you can spend all your energy playing the correct notes rather than worrying about various rhythms.

These concentrated exercises pay off with great dividends.

If you are having problems with:

  • Learning all the notes on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes of the music staff to their position on the guitar fretboard.
  • playing notes on the bass guitar fretboard without looking at it.
  • Learning all the notes in common scales.

Then Single String Studies is your ticket to mastering these techniques.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles are included in the downloadable version of this book and are downloadable from the muse-eek.com website for the physical version of this book. These files will help you check your accuracy. Students can also use this exercise for ear training if they incorporate the single string exercises and the audio files from MetroDrone.

A few minutes a day with this book will make a huge difference in your ability.

This book will:

  • Make negotiating the bass guitar fretboard second nature.
  • Help you learn how to connect music staff notation to your fretboard.
  • Help you learn the ledger line notes above and below the staff.
  • Help you learn all the notes in common scales.

 

           
  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-783-2
  • Physical Edition IBSN: 978-1-890944-97-1
  • 110 pages with midifiles included in digital download and downloadable for the physical edition via our member's area.

 

 

 

           
  • These exercises really helped me to master those two extra strings. Highly recommended W. Savchenko
  • The idea of mastering scales on one string at a time is so simple. I mean, it makes you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself... Guitarists and Bassists are so position oriented it was nice to find a book with a linear approach. J. Persson
  • These exercises really let you know whether you know the fretboard without looking at it. It took me weeks to read through even one of these exercises with making a mistake. The Midifiles are great you can throw those into Garageband pick your tempo and know whether you got the right pitch. J. Kastelic.

 

 

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Rhythm Ear Training Video Course

Rhythm Ear Training Video Course

Get your rhythm training on track with the New Rhythm Ear Training Video Course

If you feel that tackling rhythm issues would be a lot easier if you had a consistently encouraging teacher's presence explaining what to do while the rhythms are playing, helping you with count-offs, and keeping you on track while offering down-to-earth advice, our Rhythm Ear Training Video course is for you!

In this course Bruce talks directly to you, demonstrates each rhythm and ways to engrain it so that it becomes a natural part of your playing. It takes you from very simple rhythms to highly complex rhythms so that you can grow with the program. Your playing will become faster, more precise, rock solid and creative.

Our Rhythm Ear Training Video Course shows you how to apply 14 rhythms to different styles of music. It gives you targeted advice on how to:

  • Apply a variety of rhythms to popular grooves found in rock
    and jazz.
  • Get new Ideas for embellishing rhythms and making them sound
    more musical.
  • Develop strategies for learning rhythms and applying them to
    musical phrases.
  • Target specific beats within a measure to help you memorize
    where you are within a groove.

The Rhythm Ear Training Video Course is for anyone who:

  • has problems developing a good rhythmic feel when they play
    music, or has a hard time locking into a groove when playing
    with a band.
  • has trouble understanding the basics of rhythm and how it
    interfaces with real music, making it hard to count the beat to
    popular tunes.
  • is stuck playing the same rhythms and needs to expand their
    rhythmic vocabulary.
  • has problems making soloing sound natural and flowing.

If you already own the Rhythm Ear Training Series, then the Rhythm Ear Training Video Course is the perfect companion. The video segments deal with 12 rhythms; one from each of the levels (plus two extra from Level 1) found in the Rhythm Ear Training Series.

Jam Tracks with voice counting of each beat!

Jam Tracks with Count V1

Jam Tracks with CountV2

20 Jam Tracks with a voice count are included. These Jam Tracks can be used for all 12 Levels (Plus two extra parts in Level 1) of the Rhythm Ear Training Series as well as with the XTreme Bundle. (Please note these Jam Tracks are only in the key of C and are the same tracks as Jam Tracks Volume One and Jam Tracks Volume Two but with a voice counting each beat.)

Here is an example of the voice count MP3s:

Jam Track C Major

IT'S LIKE HAVING YOUR TEACHER RIGHT THERE WITH YOU

You won't be all alone! Bruce will be right there with you, choosing the track, counting it off, and teaching you in clear language and with demonstrations that you can easily follow.

We also provided a super helpful voice count over the Jam Tracks so you can hear how to count through the grooves, and target exactly where you want to place your rhythms within the beat. Working with these simple, logical steps you will master a wide rage of rhythms, and play comfortably within them.

Total unique Jam Tracks that groove up a storm!

And we have too say it: Our jam tracks are AWESOME. You will be working with tracks that are FUN to play along with, have cool bass lines, and feel-good beats. And as you progress, the tracks get more challenging, sophisticated and the groove just gets hipper.

Each Video segment tackles a rhythm and shows you not only how to engrain it, but how to develop a feel for the myriad rhythms used with most rock, funk and jazz grooves.

Here is an example video from the course

The Secret of Breaking Down Each Rhythm

By breaking each rhythm down with the count off, it's easier to learn, and your own count-offs will never be an issue again. You'll develop your own personal war chest of rhythms so that your chord playing and soloing are more interesting.

Gain Rhythmic Confidence

Your new confidence with rhythm will have you playing in time, creatively, and enjoying yourself. And best of all, others will enjoy it more too!

 

 

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The Big Metronome

The Big Metronome

The Big Metronome...is a must own for any instrumentalist.

This book is part of a series of books which are designed to teach a student:

  • How to develop a better internal sense of time.
  • Feel music on a more macro level.
  • Develop an innate sense of musical form.
  • Develop a more natural feel that breathes with the music.

"Feel Time" not "Count Time."

All this is accomplished by requiring the student to "feel time" not "count time." The Big Metronome is filled with numerous exercises and comes with audio files to play along with each exercise.

Audio Files

Each audio track for The Big Metronome gives you a two bar count off and then a click every measure, two measures or four measures. As this pulse happens at wider and wider periods of time it requires the student to rely more and more on their own internal sense of time.


Additional Audio Files

Although The Big Metronome does contain 3 CDs worth of audio either the physical book or ebook could contain MP3s for all metronome markings with a click for either every measure, two measure and four measures. It is recommended that you also purchase the additional MP3 audio downloads that available. The most complete additional audio is the "Big Metronome Bundle 1" which contains over 45 hours of MP3s with every traditional metronome marking with every macro beat up to 8. This is a huge resource and highly recommended to get the most out of this book and time concept.

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A digital download of The Big Metronome is also available in these bundles

Please Note!

Over the years we have had many requests for additional audio files to cover different tempos and different time signatures so that students could use these files in multiple situations. We have therefore created additional digital downloads of other audio files that will aid you in your development.

The Big Metronome comes with 3 CDs but these MP3s give you many more possible combinations to strengthen your time. Each MP3 package gives you 37 audio tracks that are 10 minutes in length using the following metronome markings:

40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,63,66,69,72,76,80,84,88,92,100,
104,108,112,116,120,126,132,138,144,152,168,176,184,192,200,208

These are the settings on a traditional metronome. Each download is giving you the equivalent of 5 Audio CDs worth of audio. We also offer bundles of these downloads at a reduced price. These bundles contain about 40 Audio CDs worth of files. Keep in mind that bundles are rather large files and the download could take a few minutes.

List of additional audio files for The Big Metronome:

Click on title to go directly to MP3 downloads.

Big Metronome Bundle 1

Volumes 1 through 8 of 4/4 meter with time divisions 1-8 measures. This package contains Big Metronome Volume 1 through 8 in one download. This is the combination of the eight volumes listed above.

This package includes MP3 for all traditional metronome markings with a click for 1-8 measures. This bundle contains almost 300 MP3 files. The following metronome markings are used with time divisions of 1 through 8 measures.

40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,63,66,69,72,76,80,84,88,92,100,
104,108,112,116,120,126,132,138,144,152,168,176,184,192,200,208

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume One

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume One includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 1 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Two

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Two includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 2 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Three

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Three includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 3 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Four

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Four includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 4 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Five

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume One includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 5 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Six

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Six includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 6 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Seven

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Seven includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 7 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Big Metronome MP3 Volume Eighth

The Big Metronome Additional Files Volume Eight includes MP3s for all traditional metronome markings with a click every 8 measures. This download is also included in the bundle 1.

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Rhythmic Studies for All Instruments Volume One

Rhythmic Studies for All Instruments Volume One

Rhythmic Studies for All Instruments Volume One new approaches to melody, harmony and rhythm.

As music evolves, so do the techniques, mechanics and aesthetics that musicians use change and develop to express their new approaches to melody, harmony and rhythm. Improvising musicians have been creating and performing music for thousands of years. As musicians who have studied jazz for a number of years can attest, this art form, by its very nature, will continue to evolve. And like all musicians, we draw much of our inspiration through studying the performances of all the great artists throughout the history of our music.

Study the influences of African, Afro-Cuban, Indian, South Pacific and Asian musics and how they have influenced the modern musician both in composition and improvisation

With the continued development of melody, form and harmony, so has rhythm grown to encompass the concepts of the many musicians who have introduced challenging new ideas based on meter and form. Since the introduction of African, Afro-Cuban, Indian, South Pacific and Asian music into American culture, musicians have been absorbing and transforming these influences to enrich their own inspiration. Rhythm is one of the key elements of this inspiration.

Apply new rhythmic ideas over standard forms

By applying some of these ideas over standard forms, such as the blues, we can gain an understanding of how these concepts can be applied to many different musical genres. But the idea for many of these exercises is to gain more control over the basic quarter note, its pulse and form.

Rhythmic Studies for All Instruments Volume One is best applied to group situations.

These exercises are also meant to be played with other musicians; they are not just solo studies. The best way to learn these concepts is to work in any musical setting you can organize, be it duo, trio or quartet. Often you may want to rehearse in a group setting with a metronome running to help guide the musicians. Once you and your bandmates develop these ideas, you should begin writing and performing your own compositions and formulating your own ideas.

Transform your playing today with Rhythmic Studies for All Instruments Volume One

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New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book Two

New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book Two

Two is better than one!

New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book 2 is the companion book for the New York Guitar Method Primer Book 2. It gives you exercises to apply the information learned in the Primer Two Book.

Primer Ensemble Book Two will help you to:

  • Apply the scales you are learning by improvising with them over chord vamps.
  • Learn strumming patterns to gain better knowledge of accompaniment.
  • Learn chord progressions to help you memorize each new chord.
  • Memorize all the notes on the guitar by concentrating on one string at a time.
  • Develop you rhythm skills by playing simple etudes.
  • Develop your recognition of written rhythms and how they sound.
  • Learn to sight read on the guitar, using a graduated method.

If this is what you want for your playing, then New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book 2 will get you organized so you can develop the skills that you find in a world class musician.

Scale Application

Primer Ensemble Book Two applies 10 different scales in multiple ways:

  • Etudes which concentrate on one scale.
  • Single string studies to isolate each scale to one string.
  • Chord vamps to apply the scale via improvisation.

So is this book the right book for you?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does my ability to play chord progressions need improvement?
  • Is my fretboard knowledge spotty?
  • Is my ability to read chord charts hit-or-miss?
  • Does my understanding of theory need work?
  • Does my sight reading skill need improvement?
  • Is my rhythm playing in the groove?
  • Do I have a hard time staying within the form when I play music?
  • Is my scale mastery weak or incomplete?

If the answer is YES then "New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book 2" will get you on track to solving your problems. Filling in these gaps in your playing will make you a much better musician and give you the confidence to tackle any type of music.

Here are a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression

Bringing together many Muse Eek Books to make a unified push to raise your musicianship

Much of New York Guitar Method is compiled from other Muse Eek publications; several books have been excerpted to form this series. In the case of NYGM Primer Ensemble Book Two, additional content has been taken from:

  • Rhythm Primer
  • Single Sting Studies for Guitar Volume One
  • LINES

The New York Guitar Method is an unmatched series of books!

By combining both theoretical and practical applications,covers all the things you need to become a world class guitarist. Get a consistent education by working through the entire New York Guitar Method Series.

Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced guitarist there is a book in this series that is perfect for you. GET STARTED TODAY!

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Odd Meters

Odd Meters

Nowadays more and more artists are using odd meters in their songs. Don't get locked out of this area; you can get the skills you need!

Get a complete immersion in the odd meter world through the Odd Meters book. It will show you how to count and approach odd time signature music from the ground up. If you:

  • Want to play some of the more creative music on the scene
  • Are drawn to the rock music of Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush, Yes, Tool, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant and Emerson Lake and Palmer
  • Are attracted to the contemporary classic music like New Complexity composers like Brian Ferneyhough, or composers like Leoš Janáček, John Cage, Steve Riech, Igor Stravinsky, Berg, Pierre Boulez, Arnold Schoenberg and Ravel
  • Are intrigued by music from Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Iran and Bali, and enthralled by the likes of Ferus Mustafov, Ara Dinkjian, Ravi Shankar or Hüsnü Şenlendirici
  • Are excited by Jazz performers and composers such as Dave Brubeck, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, John Zorn, Don Ellis
  • Are captivated to Math Metal bands such as Misery Signals, The Ocean, Fall of Troy and Meshuggah
  • Are fascinated by Noise Core bands such as An Albatross, Tower of Rome or Daughters
  • Are interested in Jazz Core bands such as Ephel Duath
  • Are riveted by Math Rock bands such as Bastro, Table, Cheer-Accident, Shellac, Kiriller and Breadwinner
  • Are engrossed by Progressive metal bands such as Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Tool, and Fates Warning

Then Odd Meters will prepare you for the world of odd time signature playing

That was quite a list! But it goes to show just how many great acts incorporate odd meters into their music to make it more colorful and interesting. And Odd meter music has been part of the mainstream rock and jazz since the 60's. Here are a few examples of Classic Rock songs that use odd meters:

  • "Good Morning, Good Morning" by The Beatles
  • "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin
  • "Money" by Pink Floyd
  • "Thick As A Brick" by Jethro Tull.
  • "Entre Nous" by Rush
  • "Apocalypse in 9/8" by Genesis
  • "Spoon Man" by Sound Garden
  • ""Happiness is a Warm Gun" by The Beatles
  • "5/4" by Gorillaz
  • ""Voices" by Dream Theater
  • "7/4 Shoreline" by Broken Social Scene
  • "Just Like You Imagined" by Nine Inch Nails
  • "Playing in the Band" by the Grateful Dead
  • "Pantagruel's Nativity" (1971), by Gentle Giant
  • "Blockhead", by Devo.
  • "Eleven", by Primus
  • "Whipping Post", by The Allman Brothers Band
  • "The Becoming" by Nine Inch Nails
  • "13 de Maio" by Caetano Veloso
  • "Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper" by Dream Theater
  • "Starless" (1974), by King Crimson
  • "Turn It on Again" by Genesis
  • "A Change of Seasons" by Dream Theater
  • "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield
  • "Keep It Greasy" by Frank Zappa
  • "Autopsy," from Fairport Convention's
  • "The Black Page" by Frank Zappa
  • "The Dance of Eternity" by Dream Theater
  • "Fish On" by Primus
  • "I Say a Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick
  • "Limelight" by Rush
  • "Schism" by Tool
  • "Physical Cities" by The Bad Plus

Odd meter music has been part of the Western Classical Tradition for Centuries. Here are a few examples:

  • "Allegro calmo senza rigore", first movement of String Quartet No. 2, op. 36 (1945), by Benjamin Britten
  • "Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm" 4, from Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos (no. 151),
  • "Molto adagio" (Adagio for Strings), second movement of Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, op. 11
  • "Reverie der Laputier, nebst ihren Aufweckern", from Intrada, nebst burlesquer Suite, for two violins (the so-called "Gulliver Suite") by Georg Philipp Telemann
  • "Five Pieces for Piano" op. 23, by Arnold Schoenberg.
  • "Appalachian Spring" by Aaron Copland.
  • "L'Artisanat furieux", third movement of Le Marteau sans maître, by Pierre Boulez
  • "A Choral Fantasia" op. 51, by Gustav Holst.
  • "Solacium", part 3 of "De Elegia Tertia" from Threni, id est Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae, by Igor Stravinsky
  • "Fugue", second movement of Bachianas brasileiras no. 9, by Heitor Villa-Lobos.
  • "Robert Browning Overture" by Charles Ives
  • String Quartet No. 1 (1950–51), by Elliott Carter
  • "Moderato", no. 2 (1909) from Four Etudes, op. 2, by Sergei Prokofiev
  • "Sensus spei", part 2 of "De Elegia Tertia" from Threni, id est Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae, by Igor Stravinsky
  • Klavierstück IX (1954–55/61) by Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • "Prelude no. 15" from the Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano (1948), by Elliott Carter
  • "Prelude no. 15" from the Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach

Jazz Performers and Composers have used odd meters since the 50's. Here are a few examples:

  • "9 to 5" by Steve Coleman
  • "262 for Trumpet" by Jean Michel Pilc
  • "Human Nature" by Vijay Iyer
  • "33 222 1 222" by Don Ellis
  • "How's This for Openers?" by Don Ellis
  • "Celestial Terrestrial Commuters" by Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • "The First Circle" Pat Metheny Group
  • "Birds of Fire" by Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • "The Great Divide" by Don Ellis
  • "Eleven Four" Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • "Blue Rondo à la Turk" (1958) by the Dave Brubeck Quartet

Preparing yourself to play and read odd time signature music takes time and practice.

The Odd Meters book will help you:

  • Improve you accuracy when playing and reading odd time signature music.
  • Develop a larger vocabulary of time signatures that you feel comfortable playing.
  • Give your odd meter playing a more natural flow when you perform.
  • Understand how to write out the odd meter rhythms if you are a composer wishing to publish your music.
  • Develop a better interaction with your band members and understand their odd meter rhythmic phrasing.
  • Pinpoint the odd time meters that are causing you problems.
  • Develop a flow when time signatures change every bar or every few bars.

Odd Meters midifiles to the rescue!.

Odd Meters takes you through 120 pages of odd time signature exercises. But how do you know if you are playing the rhythms correctly, especially as the tempo gets faster?

Midifiles are audio files that play the exercises with total accuracy and you can control the tempo. This will allow you to:

  • Start at a tempo with which you feel comfortable
  • Slowly speed up the tempo over time.
  • Concentrate on accuracy
  • Make practicing more productive and fun.

Odd meter music can really open up new ideas and rhythmic feels. Understanding rhythmic patterns is crucial, being able to play them naturally will take experience. Odd Meters gives you 120 pages of exercises to do just that.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I feel my odd meter playing is weak when playing chords or trying to groove with other musicians?
  • When I have to read odd meter music are many of the mistakes I make related to rhythm?
  • Do I have a tendency to speed up or slow down when I play or read odd meter music?
  • Do I lack rhythmic diversity when I'm soloing or writing odd meter music?
  • If someone shows me an odd meter groove do I have a hard time duplicating the sound?
  • Is it hard for me to translate the odd meter rhythms I hear into rhythmic notation?
  • Do I have a hard time getting a musical flow happening when I'm called upon to improvise with odd meters?
  • Can I identify the odd meters I'm hearing when I'm listening to or playing music?

All of these problems can be symptoms or poor rhythmic skills. This can cause you not to perform well, get lost when playing music and not be connected to the music you are listening to or playing. Every time signature requires a different set of skills. Just because you can play in the common time signature of 4/4 doesn't mean you will easily play with an array of changing time signatures. Odd Meters is one of the best ways to help you improve this important area of your musicianship.

Don't forget Pitch and Rhythm are two of the most basic aspects of modern music:

Listeners will pick up on rhythmic inaccuracies very quickly. As you can see from the previous list of compositions odd meter music is more and more part of the norm. So don't get yourself into an embarrassing situation where you find out in a very public way that you can't play a particular odd meter song. Just a few minutes a day can solve this problem and give you the confidence that you can perform well.

If you have basic reading skills Odd Meters is the perfect book for you.

If you are just getting started with Rhythm get the Rhythm Primer first but if you know how to read rhythms and just want to hone your odd time signature playing then Odd Meters is perfect. It will give you:

  • 120 pages of exercises to develop your ability with 2/8, 3/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 2/4, 3/4, 5/4 time signatures.
  • Two sections: one with eighth notes as a basic pulse and another with sixteenths as a basic pulse.
  • Exercises using just one pitch so you can really concentrate on learning the rhythms
  • Downloadable free audio examples of each exercise in the form of midifiles. Midifiles allow you to control the tempo of the exercise making it the perfect type of file to use with these exercises.

Develop your rhythmic skills in a logical way.

Remember rhythmic accuracy is one of the keys to projecting confidence and having your listeners engrossed in your music.

Our bodies respond to rhythmic accuracy and feel uncomfortable when it's not there. Odd Meters and the whole Rhythm series develops this accuracy through targeted exercises. Just a few minutes a day is all you need to get these skills under your belt so don't put it off. Add a 10 minute exercise each day and get your internal rhythm flowing.

Get started with Odd Meters today and start feeling the freedom of rhythmic expression!

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Rhythms Volume Four

Rhythms Volume Four by Bruce Arnold

Rhythms Volume Four gives you concentrated exercises eighth note exercises in a 3/4 time signature.

Rhythms Volume Four is one of the most in-depth studies of highly syncopated eighth note rhythms within a 3/4 time signature you can get. The downloadable midifiles make this a really smart way to master hard rhythms within the 3/4 meter.

3/4 is probably the most used time signature besides 4/4 so don't overlook this important aspect of your rhythm skills.

Here are a few examples of classic songs that use the 3/4 time signature:

  • "Lucky Man" by Emerson Lake Palmer
  • "Sweet Baby James" by James Taylor
  • "Always with You, Always with Me" by Joe Satriani
  • "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
  • "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson
  • "You Light Up My Life" by Joseph Brooks
  • "A House With No Curtains" by Alan Jackson
  • "Andalusia" by Joe Satriani
  • "A Wolf At The Door" by Radiohead
  • "Alcohol" by Brad Paisley
  • "Alibis" by Tracy Lawrence

Bruce Arnold says to practice the 3/4 exercises but also play the exercises along with the above mentioned songs to gain new insights into the rhythmic structures of these tunes.

Understand these songs' rhythmic structure and be able to play them in a very natural way by playing through exercises found in Rhythms Volume Four. You can do all of this with 10 minutes of practicing a day.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I feel my rhythm is weak when playing chords or trying to groove with other musicians?
  • When I have to read music are many of the mistakes I make related to rhythm?
  • Do I have a tendency to speed up or slow down when I play or read music?
  • Do I lack rhythmic diversity when I'm soloing or writing music?
  • When I'm transcribing music do I find it hard to figure out rhythms?
  • If someone shows me a rhythm do I have a hard time duplicating the sound?
  • Is it hard for me to translate the rhythms I hear into rhythmic notation?
  • Do I have a hard time getting a musical flow happening when I'm playing or improvising?
  • Do I know in a general way what rhythm level is being played when I'm listening to or playing music?

All of these problems can be symptoms of poor rhythmic skills. This can cause you not to perform well, get lost when playing music and not be connected in meaningful way to the music you are listening to or playing. Remember that very time signature requires a different set of skills. Just because you can play in the common time signature of 4/4 doesn't mean you will easily play 3/4. Rhythms Volume Four is one of the best ways to help you improve this time signature by playing through the exercises.

Don't forget Pitch and Rhythm are the two crucial aspects of modern music:

People pick up on rhythmic inaccuracies very quickly. Don't let the 3/4 time signatures be beyond your reach or create an embarrassing situation where you find out in a very public way that you can't play these crucial time signatures. Just a few minutes a day can solve this problem and give you the confidence that you can perform well.

 

If you have basic reading skills Rhythms Volume Four is the perfect book for you.

If you are just getting started with Rhythm get Rhythm Primer first but if you know how to read rhythms and just want to hone your skills with the popular time signatures of 3/4 then this book is for you. It will give you:

  • 168 pages of exercises to develop your 3/4 skills.
  • Graduated exercises that slowly get harder as you go.
  • Exercises using just one pitch so you can really concentrate on learning the rhythms
  • Downloadable free audio examples of each exercise in the form of midifiles. Midifiles allow you to control the tempo of the exercise making it the perfect file to use with these exercises.

Develop your rhythmic skills in a logical way.

Rhythm is commonly organized on four metric levels. It is imperative that you know these levels and the rhythms that are commonly played. Rhythms Volume Four helps you develop this sense by giving you targeted exercises so that you can master these rhythms and understand their various idiosyncrasies.

Develop an overall understanding of how rhythm is organized.

Rhythms Volume Four and the whole Rhythm Series of books (16 books in all) develop your rhythmic skills to a high level. Rhythms Volume Four can be used by anyone who understands how to read basic rhythms. Of course advanced musicians can use it too because the speed of the exercises will determine the difficulty.

Remember rhythmic accuracy is the key to having your listeners up and dancing and being totally engrossed in your music.

Our bodies respond to rhythmic accuracy and feel uncomfortable when it's not there. Rhythms Volume Four and the whole Rhythm series develops this accuracy through targeted exercises. Just a few minutes a day can develop these skills so don't put it off. Add a 10 minute exercise each day and have people rocking to your music in no time.

Get started with Rhythms Volume Four today and start expressing those fast rhythms you have always wanted to play!

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Rhythms Volume Three

Rhythms Volume Three by Bruce Arnold

Develop your knowledge of thirty second note rhythms with Rhythms Volume Three.

Thirty second note rhythms are one of 4 common rhythmic levels that musicians are called upon to use, so don't overlook this important aspect of your musicianship. Thirty second notes are of course twice as fast as sixteenth notes so if you want to take your playing to the next level you need to develop rhythmic accuracy and a large vocabulary of these rhythms. Rhythms Volume Three will do just that with 120 pages of complex thirty second note rhythms

All styles of music use thirty second notes.

Thirty second note rhythms are usually found in the virtuoso repertoire of jazz, classical, rock and heavy metal: Check out any of these compositions or players to see many examples:

Jazz players such as:

  • Charlie Parker
  • John Coltrane
  • Oscar Peterson

Rock players such as:

  • Jeff Beck
  • Jimmy Page
  • Carlos Santana

Rock/Metal players such as:

  • Steve Vai
  • Joe Satriani
  • Eddy Van Halen

Classical Music compositions such as:

  • J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Elliot Carter Etudes (8) and a Fantasy, for woodwind quartet
  • Elliot Carter String Quartets
  • Chopin Preludes Molto agitato – F-sharp minor
  • Olivier Messiaen Soixante-quatre durées from Livre d'orgue
  • Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23
  • Mozart Sonata in C Major, K. 330

Rhythms Volume Three gives you a thorough workout with thirty second notes.

Rhythms Volume Three you through 120 pages of highly syncopated thirty second rhythms. You will find no other book on the market that gives you so much experience with this metric level.

Thirty second notes are the key to fast playing.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I feel my ability to play fast is limited?
  • When I have to read thirty second note rhythm am I completely lost?
  • Do I lack rhythmic diversity when I'm soloing with fast melodies?
  • When I'm transcribing fast solos to I have a hard time figuring out the rhythms?
  • Do I have a hard time getting a musical flow happening when I'm playing fast?

Bruce Arnold says that all of these problems can be symptoms of a lack of experience with thirty second note rhythms. This can cause you not to perform well, get lost when playing music and not be connected to the music you are listening to or playing. Rhythms Volume Three is one of the best ways to help you improve your thirty second note rhythms.

 

Don't forget Pitch and Rhythm are the two crucial aspects of modern music:

People pick up on rhythmic inaccuracies very quickly. Don't let the time signatures of 3/4 and 6/8 be beyond your reach or create an embarrassing situation where you find out in a very public way that you can't play these crucial time signatures. Just a few minutes a day can solve this problem and give you the confidence that you can perform well.

If you have basic reading skills then Rhythms Volume Three is the perfect book for you.

If you are just getting started with Rhythm get the Rhythm Primer first but if you know how to read rhythms and just want to hone your skills with thirty second note rhythms then this book is for you. It will give you:

  • 120 pages of exercises to develop your thirty second note rhythms.
  • Exercises using just one pitch so you can really concentrate on learning the rhythms
  • Downloadable free audio examples of each exercise in the form of midifiles. Midifiles let you control the tempo of the exercise making it the perfect kind of file to use with these exercises.

Develop your rhythmic skills in a logical way.

Rhythm is commonly organized on four metric levels. It is imperative that you know these levels and the rhythms that are commonly played. Each Volume of the Rhythm Series helps you develop this sense by giving you targeted exercises which grow in difficulty so that you can master these rhythms and understand their various idiosyncrasies.

Remember rhythmic accuracy is the key to having your listeners up and dancing and being totally engrossed in your music.

Our bodies respond to rhythmic accuracy and feel uncomfortable when it's not there. Rhythms Volume Three and the whole Rhythm series develops this accuracy through targeted exercises. Just a few minutes a day can develop these skills so don't put it off. Add a 10 minute exercise each day and have people rocking to your music in no time.

Get started with Rhythms Volume Three today and start expressing those fast rhythms you have always wanted to play!

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Rhythms Volume Two

Bruce Arnold's Rhythms Volume Two

One of the best books on the market for developing sixteenth note syncopated rhythms.

Bruce Arnold says that sixteenth note rhythms are crucial for playing modern funk, rock and R & B, but sixteenth note grooves are also some of the hardest rhythms to play accurately. Finding material to develop this skill isn't easy and the midifiles that are downloadable for each exercise in Rhythms Volume Two really help you to develop a high level of accuracy.

Developing your sixteenth note groove is also essential for playing many popular tunes.

Here are a few examples of classic songs that use sixteenth note syncopation:

  • "Walk this way" by AeroSmith
  • "Let it Be" by The Beatles
  • "Over the hills and far away" by Led Zeppelin
  • "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors
  • "Brick House" by The Commodores
  • "Tell me Something Good" by Rufus and Chaka Khan
  • "Sweet Emotion" by AeroSmith
  • "Mista' Cool" by Brothers Johnson
  • "Do that Stuff" by Parliament
  • "Love TKO" by Teddy Pendergrass
  • "Funny the Way it is" by Dave Matthews
  • "Jungle Boogie" by Kool and the Gang
  • "Sympathy for the Devil" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Sweet Thing" by Rufus and Chaka Khan
  • "Beat it" by Michael Jackson
  • "Home" by Joe Satriani
  • "Car Wash" by Rose Royce
  • "As Tears go by" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Funk it" by Brothers Johnson
  • "All The Long" by Lionel Richie
  • "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder
  • "Kasmir" by Led Zeppelin

As you can see from the list above if you want to understand modern music you need to know sixteenth note rhythms. Take each exercise in Rhythms Volume Two and play it along with the aforementioned songs and you will really develop your sixteenth note skill. But the best part is IT'S FUN!!

Why is Rhythms Volume Two one of the best sixteenth notes books on the market?

Rhythms Volume Twotakes you through 120 pages of syncopated sixteenth note rhythms. This book covers all possible syncopations within one measure of 4/4 so you are sure to cover all the rhythms you might run into in modern music.

Sixteenth Note grooves are dance grooves. Get your audience up and dancing when you master these irresistible beats.

Traditionally sixteenth notes grooves have been the hardest for musicians to master. But if you just spend 10 minutes of practicing a day from Rhythms Volume Two you will see massive improvement in this very area.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I feel my rhythm falls apart when I playing sixteenth note grooves?
  • When I have to read sixteenth note charts to I get totally lost?
  • Do I have a tendency to speed up or slow down when I play sixteenth note rhythms?
  • Do I lack rhythmic diversity when I'm soloing or writing music that have a sixteenth note groove?
  • When I'm transcribing music do I find it hard to figure out rhythms?
  • If someone shows me a sixteenth note rhythm do I have a hard time duplicating the sound?
  • Is it hard for me to translate sixteenth note rhythms I hear into rhythm notation?
  • Do I have a hard time getting a musical flow happening when I'm playing or improvising with sixteenths?

Again sixteenth notes is one of the more difficult rhythmic levels, and many musicians have a problem with it. It's also one of the reasons that musicians may have a hard time playing fast. If you don't have a true concept of sixteenth notes you won't be able to play fast. Rhythms Volume Two contains some of the best ways to help you improve these aspects of your playing through targeted exercises. These will help you to:

  • Improve sixteenth note accuracy.
  • Develop a larger vocabulary of rhythms so that your aren't always playing the same few rhythms over and over.
  • Improve your speed.
  • Write out the rhythms if you are a composer wishing to publish your music.
  • Develop a more responsive interaction with your band members because you are able to react to their rhythmic phrasing.
  • Find the sixteenth note rhythms that cause you problems so that you can practice and master them before they trip you up when you are paying with others.

Don't forget, Pitch and Rhythm are two crucial aspects of modern music:

People pick up on rhythmic inaccuracies very quickly and because there are four sixteenths per beat it is even more obvious if you loss the beat. Don't put yourself into embarrassing situations where you find out in a very public way that you can't play a sixteenth note groove. Just a few minutes a day can solve this problem and give you the confidence that you can perform well.

If you have basic reading skills the Rhythms Volume Two is the perfect book for you.

If you are just getting started with Rhythm get the Rhythm Primer first but if you know how to read rhythms and just want to hone your skills with sixteenth notes then Rhythms Volume Two will give you:

  • 120 pages of exercises to develop your sixteenth note skills.
  • Exercises using just one pitch so you can really concentrate of learning the rhythms
  • Downloadable free audio examples of each exercise in the form of midifiles. Midifiles give you control over the tempo making it a perfect kind of file to use with these exercises.

Develop your rhythmic skills in a logical way.

Rhythm is commonly organized on four metric levels. It is imperative that you know these levels and the rhythms that are commonly played. Rhythms Volume Two helps you develop this sense by giving you targeted sixteenth note exercises that will get you in the groove.

Develop an overall understanding of how rhythm is organized.

Rhythms Volume Two and the whole Rhythm Series of books (16 books) develop your rhythmic skills to a high level. Rhythms Volume Two can be used by anyone who understands how to read basic rhythms. Of course advanced musicians can use it too because the speed of the exercises will determine the difficulty. You will attain the following skills by reading through this book:

  • Improved speed and accuracy.
  • A wider vocabulary of sixteenth note rhythms.
  • The ability to maintain the same tempo without speeding up or slowing down.
  • An understanding of how music is put together rhythmically.
  • Greater speed and accuracy in your playing
  • Ability to interact with other musicians on a deeper level.

Remember rhythmic accuracy is the key to having your listeners up and dancing and being totally engrossed in your music.

Our bodies respond to rhythmic accuracy and feel uncomfortable when it's not there. Rhythms Volume Two and the whole Rhythm series develops this accuracy through targeted exercises. Just a few minutes a day can develop these skills so don't put it off. Add a 10 minute exercise each day and have people rocking to your music in no time.

Get started with Rhythms Volume Two today and get your groove on!

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Rhythms Volume One

Rhythms Volume One

Develop your knowledge of syncopation with Rhythms Volume One

Rhythms Volume One kicks it "up a notch" with syncopated rhythms. This simply means that there are more places where the rhythms are occurring not on the beat, but off the beat. Rhythms Volume One concentrates on eighth note rhythms so you get a lot more rhythms falling on the "and" of the beat. This will manifest itself with a lot more rests and ties found in the exercises. Rock and contemporary Pop music is highly syncopated so therefore developing an ability to play and comprehend these rhythms is crucial to playing these kinds of music.

Bruce Arnold advises that if you want to play Rock or pretty much any contemporary music style you need to know eighth note syncopation.

Here are a few examples of classic songs that use eighth note syncopation:

  • "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles
  • "Go your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac
  • "Day Tripper" by The Beatles
  • "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
  • "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix
  • "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
  • "Money" by Pink Floyd

And if you want to understand just about ANY modern music you need to know eighth note rhythms with syncopation.

Rhythms Volume One is the first in a unique series dedicated to rhythms and syncopations.

Rhythms Volume One takes you through 120 pages of syncopated rhythms. This book covers all possible syncopations within two measures of 4/4 so you are sure to cover all the rhythms you might run into in modern music.

Take each exercise and play it along with any of the previously mentioned songs.

It's highly recommended that in addition to playing the exercises with the downloadable midifiles, you also directly apply the exercises to any tune that has eighth notes as its basic pulse. That would be most of rock and jazz so there are a huge number of compositions you could choose from.

How important is rhythm in your playing?

Rhythm is the backbone of everything you play. Too many musicians overlook this aspect of their playing. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I feel my rhythm is weak when playing chords or trying to groove with other musicians?
  • When I have to read music are many of the mistakes I make related to rhythm?
  • Do I have a tendency to speed up or slow down when I play or read music?
  • Do I lack rhythmic diversity when I'm soloing or writing music?
  • When I'm transcribing music do I find it hard to figure out the rhythms?
  • If someone shows me a rhythm do I have a hard time duplicating it?
  • Is it hard for me to translate the rhythms I hear into rhythm notation?
  • Do I have a hard time getting a musical flow happening when I'm playing or improvising?
  • Do I know in a general way what rhythm level is being played when I'm listening to or playing music?

All of these problems can be symptoms of poor rhythmic skills. This can cause you not to perform well, get lost when playing music and not be connected on a gut level to the music you are listening to or playing. Working on your rhythm will help you to:

  • Improve Accuracy.
  • Develop a larger vocabulary of rhythms so that your aren't always playing the same few rhythms over and over.
  • Naturally hear a variety of rhythms when you are composing.
  • Write out the rhythms if you are a composer wishing to publish your music.
  • Develop a better interaction with your band members because you are able to react to their rhythmic phrasing.
  • Find the rhythms that cause you problems so that you can practice and master them before they spring up in a band rehearsal or other pubic arena.

Don't forget Pitch and Rhythm are the two crucial aspects of modern music:

People pick up on rhythmic inaccuracies very quickly. It is especially important to have good rhythmic skills with eighth notes because it is so prevalent in modern music. Just a few minutes a day can solve this problem and give you the confidence that you can perform well.

Rhythms Volume One requires an ability to read and understand eighth note rhythms that are highly syncopated with ties and rests.

If you are just getting started with rhythm get the Rhythm Primer first but if you know how to read rhythms and just want to hone your skills then Rhythms Volume One is perfect for you. It will give you:

  • 120 pages of exercises.
  • Exercises using just one pitch so you can really concentrate of learning the rhythms
  • Downloadable free audio examples of each exercise in the form of midifiles. Midifiles allow you to control the tempo of the exercise making it a perfect kind of file to use with these exercises.

Develop your rhythmic skills in a logical way.

Rhythm is commonly organized on four metric levels. It is imperative that you know these levels and the rhythms that are commonly played. Rhythms Volume One concentrates on eighth note rhythms. By concentrating on one rhythmic level at a time you can master each rhythmic level and then in later books apply these skills to multi-rhythmic level exercises.

Remember rhythmic accuracy is the key to connecting with your audience physically, getting them up and dancing and being totally responsive to your music.

Our bodies respond to rhythmic accuracy and feel uncomfortable when it's not there. Rhythms Volume One and the whole Rhythm series develops this accuracy through targeted exercises. Just a few minutes a day can develop these skills so don't put it off. Add a 10 minute exercise each day and have people moving to your music in no time.

Get started with Rhythm Volume One today and start expressing those rhythms that beat in your heart!

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Rhythm Primer Volume Two

Rhythm Primer Volume Two

Continue developing your rhythm skills with Rhythm Primer Volume Two

Bruce Arnold's Rhythm Primer Volume Two continues the exercises found in Rhythm Primer but concentrates on exercises in 3/4 and 6/8. Don't overlook these time signatures! They are two of the most popular time signatures found in contemporary music. There's a list of some of the songs we're sure you know that are in 3/4 and 6/8 time further down in this description.

Create a physical reaction from your audience when you begin to play.

If your rhythms are assured and well defined you will find your audience reacting in a physical way when you play music. You just need to hone your rhythmic skills for this to happen. By improving your accuracy and knowledge of rhythms you to can have people practically dancing in the streets.

Don't let poor rhythm skills hold you back.

If you have worked through Rhythm Primer you know how much change has come over your playing. By continuing your work with Rhythm Primer Volume Two you will develop your skills in two of the most common time signatures in music.

The 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures are cornerstones of contemporary music.

You can practice Rhythm Primer Volume Two in a number of ways:

  • Play along with the midifiles at various tempos to check accuracy.
  • Play along with a metronome. Recommended metronome patterns are found in the book for each section.
  • Use MetroDrone audio files to develop a "Long Line Rhythm" sense with each exercise.
  • Play MetroDrone audio files which form a key center. Play the #5 of the key center through the entire file.
  • Play along with the popular tunes listed below.

Direct application of exercises onto real music makes practicing rhythm fun!

Exploring these tunes listed above via the rhythm exercises will teach you VOLUMES about contemporary music and makes it hard to stop practicing!!

These songs can move you and bring up strong emotions. You will feel and understand these songs' rhythmic structure and and be able to play them in a very natural way if you work through exercises in these time signatures. You can do all of this with 10 minutes of practicing a day.

Still not sure if Rhythm Primer Volume Two is right for you?

Bruce Arnold says that all of these problems can be symptoms of poor rhythmic skills. This can cause you not to perform well, get lost when playing music and not be connected in a meaningful way to the music you are listening to or playing. Every time signature requires a different set of skills.

Each Time Signature is Unique!

Just because you can play in the common time signature of 4/4 doesn't mean you will easily play 3/4 or 6/8. Rhythm Primer Volume Two is one of the best ways to help you improve these time signatures by playing through exercises that get progressively more difficult. This will help you to:

  • Improve Accuracy.
  • Develop a larger vocabulary of rhythms so that your aren't always playing the same few rhythms over and over.
  • Naturally hear a variety of rhythms when you are composing.
  • Write out the rhythms if you are a composer wishing to publish your music.
  • Develop a better interaction with your band members because you are able to react correctly to their rhythmic phrasing.
  • Find the rhythms that cause you problems so that you can practice and master them before they spring up in a public situation, or a rehearsal.

Don't forget Pitch and Rhythm are the two crucial aspects of modern music:

People pick up on rhythmic inaccuracies right away. Don't let the time signatures of 3/4 and 6/8 get beyond your reach, or create an embarrassing situation where you find out in a very public way that you can't play these crucial time signatures. Just a few minutes a day can solve this problem and give you the confidence that you can perform well.

If you have basic reading skills the Rhythm Primer Volume Two is the perfect book for you.

If you are just getting started with Rhythm get the Rhythm Primer first but if you know how to read rhythms and just want to hone your skills with the popular time signatures of 3/4 and 6/8 then this book is for you. It provides:

  • 61 pages of exercises to develop your 3/4 and 6/8 skills.
  • Graduated exercises that increase in difficulty as you go.
  • Exercises using just one pitch so you can really concentrate of learning the rhythms
  • Downloadable free audio examples of each exercise in the form of midifiles. Midifiles let you control the tempo of the exercise making it the perfect kind of file to use with these exercises.

Develop your rhythmic skills in a logical way.

Rhythm is commonly organized on four metric levels. It is imperative that you know these levels and the rhythms that are commonly played. Rhythm Primer Volume Two helps you develop this sense by giving you targeted exercises that grow in difficulty so that you can master these rhythms and understand their various idiosyncrasies.

Develop an overall understanding of how rhythm is organized.

Rhythm Primer Volume Two and the whole Rhythm Series of books (16 books in all) develop your rhythmic skills to a high level. Rhythm Primer Volume Two can be used by anyone who understands how to read basic rhythms. Of course advanced musicians can use it too, because the speed of the exercises will determine the difficulty. You will develop the following strengths by reading through this book:

  • The ability to recognize 3/4 and 6/8 rhythms when you hear them or see them written on a page.
  • A much more robust vocabulary of rhythms that you naturally play when you are performing music.
  • Consistant tempo. No unintentional speeding up or slowing down as you play music with these time signatures.
  • An understanding of how music is put together rhythmically.
  • Greater speed and accuracy in your playing
  • Ability to interact with other musicians in a more meaningful way.
  • Ability to learn new music faster.
  • Rhythmic accuracy that will have people tapping their feet and dancing when you play.

Remember rhythmic accuracy is the key to getting your audience physically engaged, and totally engrossed in your music.

Our bodies respond to rhythmic accuracy and feel uncomfortable when it's not there. Rhythm Primer Volume Two and the whole Rhythm series develops this accuracy through targeted exercises. Just a few minutes a day can develop these skills so don't put it off. Add a 10 minute exercise each day and have people rocking to your music in no time.

Get started with Rhythm Primer Volume Two today and start expressing those rhythms that beat in your heart!

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Rhythm Primer

Rhythm Primer

Rhythm Primer

Do you want to get people up on the floor and dancing as soon as you start playing?

Then Bruce Arnold'sRhythm Primer and the complete rhythm series is your ticket to getting that kind of visceral reaction from your audience when you play.

Is your rhythmic ability holding you back?

Rhythm is the backbone of music but it's a commonly overlooked aspect of great musicianship. But that's exactly what Rhythm Primer, the first book in our Rhythm Series is all about. Each installment of our Rhythm Series gets you hearing and feeling rhythms because you play along with our midifiles. Added value: these kinds of audio files allow YOU to choose the tempo of the exercise so you are always in control of the level of difficulty.

Most students of music don't realize that:

  • Weak rhythm skills will greatly affect your ability to play music and put many songs beyond your reach.
  • Working on your rhythm skills a few minutes a day will make a major difference.
  • Hearing a rhythm via the available audio files will make learning rhythm much easier.

The Rhythm Primer provides all the basic tools needed to get even the most basic beginner starting in the right direction.

All of these problems can be symptoms of poor rhythmic skills. This can cause you not to perform well, get lost when playing music and not be connected in a meaningful way to the music you are listening to or playing. Using the Rhythm Primer is one of the best ways to help you improve your rhythm, because you will be learning to play a variety of rhythms in many contexts. This will help you to:

  • Improve Accuracy.
  • Develop a larger vocabulary of rhythms so that your aren't always playing the same few rhythms over and over.
  • Naturally hear a variety of rhythms when you are composing.
  • Write out the rhythms if you are a composer wishing to publish your music, or need to communicate precisely to other musicians.
  • Develop a better interaction with your band members because you are able to react to their rhythmic phrasing.
  • Find the rhythms that cause you problems so that you can practice and master them before they spring up in a public situation.

Pitch and Rhythm: The two crucial aspects of modern music:

If you are performing for others the two most noticeable aspects of your playing will be your intonation (are you in tune) and your rhythm. People tend to recognize rhythmic problems much more quickly than they recognize intonation problems. So it's imperative that you raise this particular skill level so that it doesn't become an issue.

Are you just getting started and really need a lot of information to start tackling reading rhythms?

Then Rhythm Primer is the perfect book for you. It will give you:

  • An entire section of the book that shows you how to read and understand all basic rhythms.
  • Tricks to help you play harder rhythms like triplets.
  • A "Quick Start" page which will give you targeted advice on how to proceed through the book based on your current level.
  • A graduated method that starts you with extremely easy rhythms and then slowly makes them more complex.
  • Exercises using only one pitch. This means you can really concentrate on learning just the rhythms
  • Downloadable free audio examples of each exercise in the form of midifiles. Midifile format allows you to control the tempo of the exercise making it the perfect kind of file to use with these exercises.

Develop your rhythmic skills in a logical way.

Rhythm is commonly organized on four metric levels. It is crucial that you understand these levels and the rhythms that are commonly used. Rhythm Primer helps you develop this sense by giving you targeted exercises which grow in difficulty so that you can master these rhythms gradually and understand the various metric levels.

Develop an overall understanding of how rhythm is organized.

Rhythm Primer and the whole Rhythm Series of books (16 books in all) develop your rhythmic skills to a high level. The contents of this book are flexible enough to be used by a complete beginner or by an advanced musician because the speed of the exercises will determine the difficulty. You will develop the following attributes by working through this book:

  • The ability to recognize rhythms when you hear them or see them written on a page.
  • A much more robust vocabulary of rhythms that you naturally play when you are performing music.
  • A more consistent tempo as you play music when playing these time signatures.
  • An understanding of how music is put together rhythmically.
  • Enhanced speed and accuracy in your playing
  • More meaningful interactions with other musicians.
  • Ability to learn new music faster.
  • Rhythmic accuracy that will have people moving along with you when you play.

Develop an overall understanding of how rhythm is organized.

Each section of Rhythm Primer contains rhythms that are commonly found in contemporary music. You can practice these exercises a number of ways:

  • Play along with the midifiles at various tempos to check accuracy.
  • Play along with a metronome. Recommended metronome patterns are found in the book for each section.
  • Use MetroDrone audio files to develop a "Long Line Rhythm" sense with each exercise.
  • Play MetroDrone audio file which forms a key center. Play the #5 of the key center through the entire file.
  • Play along with popular tunes that use the same metric level.

Direct application of exercises into real music makes practicing rhythm fun!

Below is a list of some popular tunes that would work with each section of Rhythm Primer:

Exploring the tunes listed above via the rhythm exercises will teach you VOLUMES about contemporary music --and makes it hard to stop practicing!!

Remember, rhythmic accuracy is the key to having your listeners up and dancing and being totally engrossed in your music.

Our bodies respond to rhythmic accuracy and feel uncomfortable when it's not there. Rhythm Primer and the whole Rhythm series develops this accuracy through targeted exercises. Just a few minutes a day can develop these skills so don't put it off. Add a 10 minute exercise each day and have people rocking to your music in no time.

Get started with Rhythm Primer today and start expressing those rhythms that beat in your heart!

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New York Guitar Method Ensemble Volume One

New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One

New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One is the companion book for the New York Guitar Method Volume One.

Each of the 24 chapters takes you through a series of exercises to improve all these crucial aspects of your guitar playing, and also tests you with classical études from Corelli, Bach, Beethoven and Haydn. These time tested exercises are highly targeted and with a short 1/2 hour commitment each day you can truly transform your guitar playing. As Joe Satriani says "If you are going to study, study with a jazz player." This book is the next best thing and will improve your:

  • Rhythm.
  • Time.
  • Recognition of musical form.
  • Fretboard knowledge.
  • Understanding of the application of 22 different scales .
  • Ability to master hard chord progressions.
  • Improvisation with 22 different scales.
  • Scale application to common chord progressions.

Midifiles and other audio files available to help you learn.

Improve your accuracy and have a lot more fun practicing when you can hear the exercises played with tempo controllable midifiles or MP3s in some cases.

And other additional information to help you learn.

This includes:

  • Extensive section on understanding rhythm notation.
  • Straight Eighth vs. Swing Eighth Note Feel.
  • Rhythmic Notation which is crucial to reading any chart.
  • Beat Reading: the Secret Weapon for learning how to read ahead in music.

Don't miss out on this information which in many cases can't be found anywhere but in this book.

Want to be a monster musician? New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One will help you get there.

Bringing many Muse Eek Books together to raise your musicianship

The New York Guitar Method Series contains carefully selected excerpts from other Muse Eek Publications. In the case of New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One additional content has been taken from:

New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One is an unmatched series of book covering all the things you need to become a world class guitarist.

By combining both theoretical and practical applications this series of books gives you everything you need to become a great guitarist. Get a consistent and comprehensive education by working through the entire The New York Guitar Method Series.

Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced guitarist there is a book in The New York Guitar Method Series. that is perfect for you. GET STARTED TODAY!

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Accompaniment Volume One: Bass and Chords Simultaneously

Accompaniment Volume One: Bass and Chords Simultaneously

Bass and Chords at the same time. That can't be easy?

You've heard guitarists play bass and chords at the same time, and it sounds like it would be extremely hard to do this. But you would be surprised how easy it is with the right instruction.

Have you been asking yourself:

  • How can I be a better accompanist?
  • What are all those secret chords I see guitarists using that I can't find in any other book?
  • What is the theory behind building bass lines?
  • Where can I find examples of this kind of accompaniment?
  • What rhythms do I use to play this style correctly?
  • What are the fingerings for playing bass and chords at the same time?

Ask no more. All your questions are answered in Accompaniment Volume One: Bass and Chords Simultaneously.

Learning through examples.

Accompaniment Volume One gives you two examples of using this style. The first is a typical blues and the second is the classic standard "Confirmation." All fingerings are included with these examples so you will know exactly how to play them.

What's included?:

  • A detailed explanation of the building blocks of bass lines.
  • The exact chord voicings to use when playing this style.
  • The secret fingerings for the chords so you can play bass and chords with ease.
  • Two examples using classic chord progressions that will help you master the style.
  • Chord progression examples written in staff notation so that you can see the rhythm and the exact notes to use.
  • A concise and easy to understand book for any student with advanced beginner or above, ability.

The two chord examples are written with regular music staff notation (no tab) so you will need rudimentary skills at reading to work with this book. Chords are written with chord diagrams to aid in learning each chord.

Develop this style and blow people away with your accompaniment ability in no time.

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Comping Styles for Guitar Volume Two: Funk

Comping Styles for Guitar Volume Two: Funk

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Ask yourself these questions?

  • Are you having problems getting into the groove when you are playing chords?
  • Are you having problems with your sixteenth note feel?
  • Do you want to funkify your chord playing?
  • Do you want to develop a funky solo guitar style?
  • Do you want to improve your sixteenth note sight reading skills?
  • Do you want to learn some cool chord progressions and develop a deep groove at the same time?

If the answer is YES then Comping Styles for Guitar Volume Two: Funk is your ticket to becoming a funky grooving guitarist. Funk is a crucial style of contemporary playing for guitarist and is used by bands from classic James Brown to artists like Dave Mathews. If you feel your rhythm needs work or if you want to get people up on their feet and dancing then this is the book to get you there. You will have 36 chord progressions to develop your groove using the Blues, Minor Blues and "Rhythm Changes" in all keys. The book is recommended for intermediate to advanced guitarists who have a fair knowledge of the common chord types.

What do you get with Comping Styles for Guitar Volume Two: Funk:

  • 36 chord progression progression with audio files in a trio setting of Guitar, Bass and Drums.
  • Each chord progression is presented using regular staff notation.
  • Twelve 12 Bar Blues chord progressions. One in each key.
  • Twelve 12 Bar Minor Blues chord progressions. One in each key.
  • Funky "Rhythm Changes." One in each key.
  • A serious workout with sixteenth note groove which will help both your feel and your reading skills

Get your groove on today with this great book!

You'll learn 36 chord progressions to help you learn the style. You'll work with many common tempos used, from the slow R&B laid back funk style to the fast Tower of Power "funky till you can't stand it" grooves. This graduated method lets you develop your ability slowly and audio files are included to help you hear this style and catch your mistakes

Get started with Comping Styles for Guitar Volume Two: Funk and get your groove happening!

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Independence Volume One

Independence Volume One

Develop Your Two Limb Independence

This 51 page book is designed for pianists, stick and touchstyle (tapping) guitarists, percussionists and anyone who wishes to develop the rhythmic independence of their hands and feet. This volume concentrates on quarter, eighth, and sixteenth note rhythms and is a thesaurus of rhythmic patterns. The exercises in this book gradually incorporate more and more complex patterns making it an excellent tool for both the beginning and the advanced student. All examples use one pitch, allowing the student to focus completely on time and rhythm on the instrument of their choice. All exercises can be downloaded from the internet to facilitate correct practice, enhance clarity and aid internalization.

Progressive Exercises for Rhythmic Independence

The exercises in this book gradually incorporate more and more complex rhythmic patterns making it an excellent tool for both the beginning and the advanced student.

  • Both Hands
  • Right Hand, Right Foot
  • Right Hand, Left Foot
  • Left Hand, Left Foot
  • Left Hand, Right Foot
  • Both Feet

Example for Beginning Student

Midifiles included with book

Independence Advanced Example

Independence Beginning Example

Example for Advanced Student

Midifiles included with book

Independence Beginning Example

Independence Advanced Example

Pure Rhythm

This volume concentrates on quarter, eighth and sixteenth note rhythms and is a thesaurus of rhythmic patterns. All examples use one pitch, allowing the student to focus completely on time and rhythm.

Get started with Independence today and start expressing those rhythms that beat in your heart!

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Contemporary Rhythms Volume Two

Contemporary Rhythms Volume Two

Develop your knowledge of Contemporary Rhythmic Notation

Contemporary Rhythms Volume Two develops your knowledge of highly syncopated rhythms written with contemporary notation. A serious musician must not only be able to recognize, read and play rhythms fluidly but be aware of alternate notation used especially in contemporary classical music but found more and more in all styles of music. This volume concentrates on sixteenth note rhythms and the rhythmic patterns often associated with that rhythmic level. Each exercise uses one pitch which allows the student to focus completely on time and rhythm. Exercises use modern innovations common to twentieth century notation, thereby familiarizing the student with the most sophisticated systems likely to be encountered in the course of a musical career. Midifiles for all exercises can be downloaded from the internet to facilitate learning.

Unfamiliar Notation

Volume Two of Contemporary Rhythms looks at the notation methods of contemporary music. Composers in the last 100 years have departed from the traditional method of notating rhythms. This in turn has created a situtation where you may find a rhythm you know but you don't recognize it because of the notation used. Obviously, it is important to learn to recognize these alternative notations to improve your sight reading ability.

Imaginary Bar Line

The imaginary bar line is commonly used to divide music in 4/4 into two equal groups. Many modern composers have done away with the idea of an imaginary bar line thus creating a situation where the notation can be highly deceptive.

Example Page from Book

Contemporary Rhythms V2

Contemporary Rhythms V2

Add Contemporary Rhythms Volume Two to your practice regimen today and prepare yourself for any notation that might come your way!

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Contemporary Rhythms Volume One

Contemporary Rhythms Volume One

Develop your knowledge of Contemporary Rhythmic Notation

Contemporary Rhythms Volume One develops your knowledge of highly syncopated rhythms written with contemporary notation. A serious musician must not only be able to recognize, read and play rhythms fluidly but be aware of alternate notation used especially in contemporary classical music but found more and more in all styles of music. This volume concentrates on eighth note rhythms and the rhythmic patterns often associated with that rhythmic level. Each exercise uses one pitch which allows the student to focus completely on time and rhythm. Exercises use modern innovations common to twentieth century notation, thereby familiarizing the student with the most sophisticated systems likely to be encountered in the course of a musical career. Midifiles for all exercises can be downloaded from the internet to facilitate learning.

Unfamiliar Notation

Volume One of Contemporary Rhythms looks at the notation methods of contemporary music. Composers in the last 100 years have departed from the traditional method of notating rhythms. This in turn has created a situtation where you may find a rhythm you know but you don't recognize it because of the notation used. Obviously, it is important to learn to recognize these alternative notations to improve your sight reading ability.

Imaginary Bar Line

The imaginary bar line is commonly used to divide music in 4/4 into two equal groups. Many modern composers have done away with the idea of an imaginary bar line thus creating a situation where the notation can be highly deceptive.

Here is an example from the book

Contemporary Rhythms V1

Contemporary Rhythms V1

Add Contemporary Rhythms Volume One to your practice regimen today and prepare yourself for any notation that might come your way!

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