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Music Rhythm Series

Music Rhythm Series

The Music Rhythm Series is a collection of 12 books that covers everything from your basic whole, half, quarter, sixteenth note rhythms to odd measure groupings such as triplets, quintuplets, sextuplets, septuples and various combinations of these important rhythmic groupings. These are highly musical rhythms with rests and tie combinations to mimic what you will find in real music. Midi files are included so that you can play the rhythms at any tempo and check your accuracy. This study is obviously great for getting all these rhythms together but it also is a wonderful collection for sight reading. By also using either the MetroDrone or the Big Metronome with these studies you can drastically improve your ability to feel time and not count time. Obviously these books are must owns for drummers and bassists. But remember everyone in a band needs to carry the rhythm so all instrumentalists and singers should work through these books!

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Music Rhythm Series Bundle

The BUNDLE gets you all 12 books in this series as a digital download. If you really want to take your rhythmic skills to a new level these 12 books will take you to new heights.

The BUNDLE includes the following books and videos

Buying all books separately who be over $150.00 USD. Get all seven books for 1/2 price with the bundle

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Rhythms Volume One -Music-Rhythm-Series-by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Rhythms Volume One

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Develop your knowledge of syncopation with Rhythms Volume One

Rhythms Volume One of the Music Rhythm Series 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 rhythm and syncopation.

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


Rhythms Volume Two-Music-Rhythm-Series-by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Rhythms Volume Two

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Rhythms Volume Two is 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 midi files 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
  • See Complete List

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.


Rhythms Volume Three-Music-Rhythm-Series-by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Rhythms Volume Three

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

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Thirty second note rhythms are one of 4 common rhythmic levels found in the Music Rhythm Series. Musicians are often 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 takes 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.


Rhythms Volume 4-Music-Rhythm-Series-Eighth Note Rhythm Studies in 3/4 by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing

Rhythms Volume Four

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

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Rhythms Volume Four of the Music Rhythm Series 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 midi files 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

Along with practicing the 3/4 exercises you should 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.


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Rhythms Volume Five

Rhythms Volume Five gives you concentrated exercises sixteenth note exercises in a 3/4 time signature.

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Rhythms Volume Five might be the most in-depth studies of highly syncopated sixteenth note rhythms within a 3/4 time signature available. The downloadable midi files 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

Practice the 3/4 exercises but also play the exercises along with the previously mentioned songs to gain new insights into the rhythmic structures of these tunes.

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



Rhythms Volume 6 Through 12 Offer Ear Training and Rhythm Studies Simultaneously!

Rhythms Volume 6-12 of the Music Rhythm Series have additional exercises where you hear a drone and then the rhythm played in one of the 12 pitches in the key center. This is a great way to improve your key center based ear training while working on rhythm. See the individual books to hear examples of this innovative approach



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Rhythms Volume 6 Quintuplets

Rhythms Volume 6 Quintuplets

Rhythms Volume 6: Quintuplets” is a continuation of a series of books created to hone a student’s ability to recognize and play rhythms. Volume 6 covers quintuplets on four metric levels, with and without rests. This Volume of the Music Rhythm Series also contains a consistent 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 Quintuplets covered in this book will prepare you for the most common situations where this type of rhythm is used.

Quintuplets

Quintuplets are fairly common in all kinds of music, such as contemporary classical, Broadway musicals, contemporary jazz and rock. Quintuplets 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 6: Quintuplets” 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.

 


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Rhythms Volume 7 Sextuplets

Rhythms Volume 7 Sextuplets

“Rhythms Volume 7: Sextuplets” is a continuation of a series of books created to hone a student’s ability to recognize and play rhythms. Volume 7 covers Sextuplets on four metric levels, with and without rests. This volume also contains a consistent 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 Sextuplets covered in this book will prepare you for the most common situations where this type of rhythm is used.

Sextuplets

Sextuplets are fairly common in all kinds of music, such as contemporary classical, Broadway musicals, contemporary jazz and rock. Sextuplets 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 7: Sextuplets” is slightly different from previous volumes in the Music 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.


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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 consistent 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 Music 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.


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Rhythms Volume 9 Mixed Duplet and Quintuplets

Rhythms Volume 9 Mixed Duplet and Quintuplets

“Rhythms Volume 9 Mixed Duplet and Quintuplets” is a continuation of a series of books created to hone a student’s ability to recognize and play rhythms. Volume 9 of the Music Rhythm Series covers duple rhythms as quarter, eighth and sixteenth and quintuplets on four metric levels, with and without rests. This Volume also contains a consistent 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. Switching between regular Duple rhythms and Quintuplets in the most common way you see these rhythms used.

Quintuplets

Quintuplets are fairly common in all kinds of music, such as contemporary classical, Broadway musicals, contemporary jazz and rock. Quintuplets 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 9 Mixed Duplet and Quintuplets” 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.


Rhythms Volume 10 Duple and Sextuplet Rhythm Studies-Music-Rhythm-Series-by-Bruce-Arnold-for-Muse-Eek-Publishing-Inc

Rhythms Volume 10: Duple and Sextuplets

Rhythms Volume 10: Duple and Sextuplets

“Volume 10: Duple and Sextuplets” is a continuation of a Music Rhythm Series of books created to hone a student’s ability to recognize and play rhythms. Volume 10 covers Duple and Sextuplets on four metric levels, with and without rests. This Volume also contains a consistent 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 combination of Duple and Sextuplets rhythms covered in this book will prepare you for the most common situations where these types of rhythm is used.

Sextuplets

Sextuplets are fairly common in all kinds of music, such as contemporary classical, Broadway musicals, contemporary jazz and rock. Sextuplets 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?

“Volume 10: Duple and Sextuplets” 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.


Rhythms Volume 11 Duple and Septuplet Rhythm Studies-Music-Rhythm-Series-by-Bruce-Arnold-for-Muse-Eek-Publishing-Inc

Rhythms Volume 11: Duple and Septuplets

Rhythms Volume 11: Duple and Septuplets

“Volume 11: Duple and Septuplets” is a continuation of a Music Rhythm Series of books created to hone a student’s ability to recognize and play rhythms. Volume 11 covers Duple and Septuplets on four metric levels, with and without rests. This Volume also contains a consistent 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 combination of Duple and Septuplets rhythms covered in this book will prepare you for the most common situations where these types 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?

“Volume 11: Duple and 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.


Rhythms Volume 12 Duple, Quintuplet, Sextuplet and Septuplet Rhythm Studies-Music-Rhythm-Series-by-Bruce-Arnold-for-Muse-Eek-Publishing-Inc

Rhythms Volume 12: Duple and Tuplets

Rhythms Volume 12: Duple and Tuplets

“Rhythms Volume 12: Duple and Tuplets” is a continuation of a series of books created to hone a student’s ability to recognize and play rhythms. Volume 12: covers Duple and Tuplets on four metric levels, with and without rests. Each exercise will give you regular Duple rhythms such as quarters, eighths and sixteenth notes in combination with Quintuplets, Sextuplets and Septuplets. 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 Duple and Tuplets covered in this book will prepare you for the most common situations where this type of rhythm is used.

Duple and Tuplets

Duple and Tuplets are fairly common in all kinds of music, such as contemporary classical, Broadway musicals, contemporary jazz and rock. Duple and Tuplets 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 12: Duple and Tuplets” 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, which are part of the Music Rhythm Series, 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.


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Music Education Genealogy Chart

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