The Elements of Rhythm, Vols. I & II, by David Aldridge, introduces the subject of binary rhythm pattern theory to systematically explore the origin of fundamental rhythm patterns. The series addresses the gap found in traditional music theory education by presenting the complete list of building block patterns that all larger, more complex combinations are derived from. Volume I uses simple binary logic (0,1) to generate the fundamental rhythm patterns, which are then re-written using conventional music notation and are printed on single music lines for practice and mastery. Additionally, they are categorized using a first-of-its-kind, binary indexing system.
Volume II presents all of the fundamental patterns from Volume I in multi-music stave formats, allowing readers to see multiple time signature variations of the “absolute sound shapes.” For example, patterns in 4/4 are simultaneously presented in 4/2, 4/8, 4/16, and 4/32. A comprehensive list of counting syllables is included for each group of patterns, further demonstrating the relative ways to count “same sounding” patterns. Using both volumes, a drummer’s rhythmic vocabulary can be expanded far beyond most traditional approaches, including applications of polyrhythms and advanced mental practice techniques.
eBook | 173 Pages
Format: Our eBooks are viewable in our free reader apps, available for iOS, Macintosh or Windows computer devices. We offer books in this format in order to provide enhanced audio and video integration, not available in standard pdf formats. Our eBooks are not delivered as pdf files.
Printing: Printing for books is not available for our eBooks, which are designed as digital-only products. While many of our eBooks have identical print edition versions available, many are available in eBook-only format.
Audio: For eBooks that feature audio, you simply tap a given stave of notation and audio playback will begin. We also provide stand-alone audio files for you to download, for increased flexibility.
Video: For eBooks that feature video, you will be able to view them directly within the eBook. We do not provide stand-alone video files for download at this time.
Internet Connection: To download your eBook and to access audio or video within our eBooks, your device will need to be connected to the internet. Media is streamed into the books in realtime, to help keep our downloads small and fast, and reduce the amount of storage space used on your device. Once you have downloaded your eBook to your device, an internet connection will not be required to view it – the connection is only required for audio and video access.
Refunds: We are not able to issue refunds for digital purchases. Please click here to contact us if you are having an issue with your purchase and we will work to resolve.
More Questions? Click here to visit our Support Page to view more questions and answers, or to ask a question of your own.