Elizabeth Kowalski replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"Well, imo, I think that the authenticity is the most important thing.  I did an exercise of transcribing old recordings of shepherd flute folk songs.  The rhythm was always performed stretched, pulled, and all other kinds of wacky ways, which in all…"
Mar 3, 2012
Rus White replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"I'd would actually go the linguistic route. Using words.

I am hungry.

1, 2, 3, 4 = I am hun gry
1, 2, 3 + 4 = I am hun + gry

Sally went to the store = 1 + and, 2, 3 + and 4 (in beats)

Sally went to the store = 1, 2, 3 (Sal-ly went); 1,2,3 (to…"
Jan 20, 2012
Anders Christensen replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"May I am misunderstanding your question, but what about some ear training software like EarMAster. Is it a great program and very usefull for becoming a better musician overall. It has a decent section for training rhythms by looking at notation. :-)"
Nov 14, 2011
Kevin Bryson replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"I use conducting to transcribe the rhythms that I come up with.  Now, don't get me wrong, I am nowhere near being a professional or even useful conductor for an ensemble- it's all about figuring out the patterns for each time signature.  Then you…"
Nov 12, 2011
Andrew Gleibman replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"I have only a basic experience with old/modern rhythms, but I have a fantastic tool for experimenting, which is Arpeggiator of my synthesizer Yamaha S90 ES. It contains thousands of embedded rhythms (loops) in hundreds of styles, stored from live…"
Nov 3, 2011
Brian Cooper replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"Thanks y'all very quality all the way round. HOSS"
Nov 2, 2011
Greg Brus replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"Read scores.
 
The more you dig into rhytms that are already notated (and try to reproduce them, of course), the more accustomed you get to certain patterns and motifs that are very common. In the end, you don't even "read" the rhytm anymore - you…"
Oct 23, 2011
Brian Cooper replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"Thanks for that, how bout something like a web site? or something to actually see, hear, and do all at the same time? Am I asking too much? I really don't know even where to begin here. I might have a little more than a basic understanding here. I…"
Oct 23, 2011
Johan Olsson replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"When I practice rhythms I use a very logical exercise. I play through all the values I know with a metronome. Then I record one value and play it with all the other values. Before playing anything I'll make sure to hear it in my head first and if I…"
Oct 23, 2011
SEDstar replied to Brian Cooper's discussion Rhythm practice
"i'm thinking time signatures and maybe a book or two on full set drumming...
 
dont worry; full set "properly notated" only concerns itself with the notes, rests, and repeats and such.... there is no "pitch" to it. each "instrument" in the drum kit…"
Oct 22, 2011
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Oct 22, 2011
Jonas Aras replied to Brian Cooper's discussion harmonies
"Although it is important to have a grasp of tonal/functional harmony, writing in keys is a "box" that you should break out of as soon as possible. 
For me, studying Lyle Murphy's Equal Interval System (EIS) has been instrumental in understanding the…"
Jun 29, 2011
Brian Cooper replied to Shivaranjan Raghuraman's discussion Humanization!!! One thing that is always elusive to me......
"Along that same line I remember a quote by Billy Holiday. Simply put she couldn't imagine singing a song the same way twice! I have to admit I try to be some what formal in that I do sing it as close as possible the same way most every time. The…"
Jun 13, 2011
Spiros Makris replied to Brian Cooper's discussion harmonies
"may I add to the above that you can open a random piece of (instrumental-and my choice would be classical) music, take a theme that doesnt modulate (change key) and add some chords below. You can even take a piece unknown to you, so that your memory…"
Jun 11, 2011
Doug Lauber replied to Brian Cooper's discussion harmonies
"A fun exercise is to invent a melody comprised mostly of eighth notes.
Next, invent a four-note chord for each eighth note. Try various instrumentations or just use
one instrument, like a piano or strings... "
Jun 11, 2011
Brian Cooper replied to Brian Cooper's discussion harmonies
"I do remember it I have learned a lot from it, and have it bookmarked. that particular part though is a little confusing. Your heading the right way as far as what I'm looking for. I can hear chord changes naturally when I play bass. I guess I'm…"
Jun 11, 2011
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  • Kitschy and Scratchy is cool. Tell us about how the recording was accomplished.

     

  • Hi Brian. Welcome to the Forum!
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