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.
- Additional Information:
- Digital Edition 978-1-59489-852-5
- Physical IBSN: 978-1-890944-04-9
- 120 pages with additional free midifiles available in our member’s area. Digital version comes packaged with midifiles
- What people are saying:
- I emailed Bruce Arnold and he recommended his rhythm series to get my rhythm skills together. Over the past three years I worked through 3 of his books about 15 minutes a day, Rhythm Primer, Rhythm Primer Volume Two, and Rhythms Volume Two. If you have a few minutes a day to practice rhythms then personally I’ve found it to be a great way improve my timing. Along the way Bruce has recommended many additional things I can do with each book like: Playing the exercises along with my favorite tunes, creating melodies and chord patterns by choosing on or two measures and forcing myself to create an interesting idea with a rhythm that was foreign to me, and using the rhythm exercises as ear training by playing the exercise on one specific note while a drone is playing in the background. This has helped me to stay interested while learning how music is structured, and made me feel a lot more creative. I. Rothenberg
- Every time I email Bruce Arnold he has given me great ideas for exercises that build my musicianship in multiple ways. On his recommendation I’ve been using Rhythms Volume Three with the MetroDrone® files and this has really enhanced my speed and improved my aural recognition skills. Great combination, thanks Bruce. R. Golder
- I was shocked when I opened this book because sight of thirty second notes is scary. It took me a week or two but now they are as familiar as 16ths. I worked through the complete rhythm series and I feel really strong about my rhythmic ability and sight reading now. I know of no other method that is this thorough. Totally Recommended S. Zaharkow
- Rhythms Volume Three is probably not a book for anyone but professional musicians. While I see it’s benefit for playing fast I doubt many intermediate musicians have the patience to tackle this level of complexity. Maybe I’m wrong but that’s my two cents. For me it’s been a great study. I’m a drummer and a guitarist so I’m always interested in improving my rhythm. If you feel the same way then Rhythms Volume Three would be a good choice. J. Leuning.
Get started with Rhythms Volume Three today and start expressing those fast rhythms you have always wanted to play!
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