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Rhythms Volume 8 Septuplets

Rhythms Volume 8 Septuplets

Rhythms Volume 8 Septuplets

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

Septuplets

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

How Will This Book Help My Musicianship?

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

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

A Unique Approach

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

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

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

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

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

Recommended way to proceed with the course

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Rhythms Volume 7 Sextuplets

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

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

A Unique Approach

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

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

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

Below are four examples from the "Rhythms Volume 7: Sextuplets." One each from each metric level:

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

Recommended way to proceed with the course

Get Rhythms Volume 7 Sextuplets today and improve your rhythm skills.

Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.

FREE SHIPPING WHEN ORDER TOTAL IS OVER 200.00 USD.

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Rhythms Volume 6 Quintuplets

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 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 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.

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

A Unique Approach

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

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

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

Below are four examples from the "Rhythms Volume 6: Quintuplets." One each from each metric level:

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

Recommended way to proceed with the course

Get Rhythms Volume 6 Quintuplets today and improve your rhythm skills.

Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.

FREE SHIPPING WHEN ORDER TOTAL IS OVER 200.00 USD.

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Ultimate Arpeggio 3 Note Combinations

Ultimate Arpeggio 3 Note Combinations

Ultimate Arpeggio 3 Note Combinations: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

"Ultimate Arpeggio 3 Note Combinations" explores the common 3 note arpeggios, i.e. Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented but more importantly it includes the long overlooked 3 note arpeggios that are not built in 3rds.

There are 12 basic 3 note groupings when boiled down to their basic interval content. This book explores these relationships with a host of exercises that help you develop unique applications of these structures. Études are included that help you hear new melodic and rhythmic ideas for these 3 note combinations. The études can be used to develop your sight reading skills, transcription ability, as well as ear training exercises or just to listen to and take in the unique new sounds.

Ultimate Arpeggio 3 note combinations BUNDLE

This course has many related books and courses that will allow you to expand your ability with these 3 note groupings even further. You can see some of these recommended courses below.

These courses really allow you to see the full potential of the Ultimate Arpeggio Course.

Arpeggios not built in 3rds?

"Ultimate Arpeggio 3 Note Combinations" is meant as a guide to help you explore 3 note combinations both familiar and new. Most students have worked with arpeggios that are built in thirds which are included in this study but you also get many other less discussed 3 note groupings that give very intriguing sounds. Since many of the sounds found in this book will be new to students it is recommended that you divide your time between technical exercises that will develop your physical ability on your instrument and ear training studies to help you get the sounds of these combinations into your memory so that you can express them freely.

What's are these other 3 note arpeggios that aren't built in 3rds?

There are many books that discuss the use of arpeggios in music. Unfortunately most of these only discuss chords that are built in thirds. While chords built in thirds are very common in music there are also other arpeggios that are not built in thirds that are commonly used and they can be a great resource for finding new melodic and chordal ideas to play over various musical situations. You can approach the use of these non-tertial (a chord or melody not built in thirds) combinations in a couple of ways: think of the non-tertial group of notes as a replacement for a tertial (a chord or melody built in thirds) arpeggio. For instance, if you had the notes C, E, G you could replace those with C, D, G in most musical situations. In many cases this will give you a more modern sound while still representing the initial triadic sound of C, E, G. You can also extend this idea when you start composing music in which you are only using these non-triadic combinations. This creates a very intriguing sound both melodically and harmonically. Depending on the three note combination you pick it can result in many different types of sounds from beautiful consonant music to highly dissonant. These non-triadic combinations can be used in any style of music from rock to jazz to classical. They all work well but keep in mind that the combination you pick will radically affect the type of sound you are trying to create. To see some examples of using these non-tertial combinations check out the book “Tools for Modern Improvisation” which will give you scores and MP3s in various musical styles, in which you can hear some music using these different non-triadic combinations.

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

So this is a far reaching course that gives you information on:

  • All types of 3 note groupings
  • 18 melodic combinations for each 3 note grouping
  • Études in all 12 keys with MP3s and Midifiles so you can hear the sounds of each 3 note combination.
  • How to use these new sounds to replace the arpeggios and chords you currently use.
  • A complete run down of every 3 note grouping and what chords it can be played over.
  • Two Bar Turnarounds examples to use as alternatives for Pitch Class Set Études
  • Recommended chop building exercises for each 3 note combination.
  • An Appendix that shows you the Chord and Scale Relationships to help you understand what notes are available on every 3 note grouping.

Below are some examples from the Ultimate Arpeggio Course.

  • Listen to the interesting sound that these "013" 3 note grouping make over this chord progression. Click triangle above to see dropdown score. It is recommended that you listen to the Level 3 example first because the faster these types of melodies are played the more our ear makes sense of them. Count off is two measures of half notes playing a C to establish the key center.
  • Level Two MP3 for example above
  • Level 3 for example above
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to the unique sound these various 3 note combinations create. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • Listen to the interesting sound that these "027" 3 note grouping make over this chord progression. Click triangle above to see dropdown score. It is recommended that you listen to the Level 3 example first because the faster these types of melodies are played the more our ear makes sense of them. Count off is two measures of half notes playing a Db to establish the key center.
  • Level Two MP3 for example above
  • Level 3 for example above
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to the unique sound these various 3 note combinations create. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

Recommended way to proceed with the course

Just listening can really change your perceptions!

It can't be stressed enough that just listening to the études in this course can really effect your perception, expand your musical palette and influence your overall musicianship.

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013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

"013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center" contains 336 études exploring 28 hexatonic scales ( 6 note scale) in all keys. Each of these 28 hexatonic scales can be played over a dominant 7th chord. A dominant 7th of course is one of the most commonly used chords in music so if you are looking for new sounds to explore these études are an excellent resource. Each étude is played at three different tempos so it is good for beginning to advanced students. Midi files are also included so you can play these études at any tempo. All études are played over a dominant 7th chord which repeats every measure, so you can hear exactly what each étude will sound like in a real musical situation. It will also improve your key center recognition when it comes to a dominant key center. These études can be used as an ear training exercise as well; you can either transcribe the étude or a more general ( and a lot more fun ) ear training exercise is see how quickly you can identify the 6 notes that are being used in the étude. These études are all written on the 16th note metric level so they are also a great way to develop your ability to sight read 16th notes. Each étude is one page in length so reading one or two études each day is a quick way to improve your sight reading or ear training skills.

What are Hexatonic Études?

The "013 Hexatonic Études" are composed of 2 three note groups of notes that alternate back and forth using two, three or four notes from each group. This pivot back and forth between two different three note groups creates a very modern sound. In these specific études we are pivoting back and forth between 2 three note groups whose internal structure is made up of a half step and a minor third. Using pitch class set theory we would call this grouping an 013 which is just a way of looking at the intervals contained within the three note group. The course will explain this idea of thinking with pitch class sets which is easy but takes a little explanation.

336 Études for Developing New Sounds Over a Dominant 7th Chord.

The following list shows the different études included. These études are played at 3 different tempos so that a beginning to advanced student will find an appropriate level. Please see drop down menu below for a complete list of content:

Since these études are using 28 different hexatonic scales and each scale has 12 different unique études you are getting a good sampling of possible sound of each hexatonic scale. In total this gives you 336 exercises to help you immerse yourself in these new sounds. A good way to work through this course is to first listen to the level 3 études which will be at the fastest tempo. This will help you to decide if you like the sound of the hexatonic scale and want to investigate it further by playing through the études.

You should also be aware that there is a multitude of other courses that are closely related to this course in that they will help you to develop both the technical and aural perception skills needed to master this type of sound.

Below are some examples of the études with MP3s to hear each example. Each étude is has accompanying MP3s that play the example at 3 different tempos. Midifiles are also included so a student can choose any tempo.

  • Listen for the interesting sound this hexatonic scale creates: Click triangle above to see dropdown score. Count off is two measures of half note C Dominant Chords.
  • Level Two MP3 for example above
  • Level Three for example above
  • Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • Listen for the interesting sound this hexatonic scale creates: Click triangle above to see dropdown score. Count off is two measures of half note C Dominant Chords.
  • Level Two MP3 for example above
  • Level 3 for example above
  • Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

Recommended way to proceed with the course

Since these études are using 28 different hexatonic scales and each scale has 12 different unique études you are getting a good sampling of possible sound of each hexatonic scale. In total this gives you 336 exercises to help you immerse yourself in these new sounds. A good way to work through this course is to first listen to the level 3 études which will be at the fastest tempo. This will help you to decide if you like the sound of the hexatonic scale and want to investigate it further by playing through the études.

Just listening can really change your perceptions!

It can't be stressed enough that just listening to these examples can really effect your perception and expand your harmonic and melodic palette. It is also a good idea to just casually listen to these études because they will influence your overall musicianship.

Get 013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center today and explore some exciting new sounds?

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