This 32-video course will teach you powerful tools for performing complex rhythms and polyrhythmic cycles, especially those found in Western contemporary classical music, Indian classical music, and jazz.
Concepts from the Karnatic rhythm theory of South India are generalized to illustrate rhythmic techniques that can be applied to any style of music and any instrument. Rhythms are learned using vocal syllables called Solkattu.
Learn a college semester's worth of material from home. By the end of the course you will be able to perform complex phrases in odd divisions, polyrhythmic cycles up to 9:8, phrases in polyrhythmic frames, and more. You will acquire an exciting collection of raw material for composition and improvisation, as well as new techniques for interpreting scores with rhythmic complexities.
Wheels within Wheels has sold in 50 countries and is currently used at Arizona State University, McGill University (Montreal), and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. It contains:
- A series of progressively complex exercises
- Step-by-step explanations on how to perform polyrhythmic cycles
- Raw material for improvisation and composition
- A method for using Solkattu vocal syllables
- Patterns from pieces by Ligeti, Sorabji, and others
- Dialogues on the nature of time and space
- Three original open score compositions exploring the material
- 115 pages / 8.5 x 11 in / spiral bound / version 2.0 released August 2016
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