Subdivide and Conquer, by Robert W. Miller with Ryan Bloom, is a subdivision-based rhythm instruction method. It can be used in private lessons for any instrument and voice; for ensemble instruction with bands, choirs, orchestras, and other ensembles; and as a beginning snare drum book. Distinctive features include:
Typical rhythm development and snare drum methods use counting syllables to label notes, instead of to measure note lengths in a systematic way as with a subdivision-based approach. To illustrate the difference, with most methods a measure in 3/4 consisting of 4 sixteenth notes followed by 2 quarter notes have the sixteenth notes counted “1e&a” and the quarter notes counted “2, 3” (often leading to students playing the quarter notes as if they were eighth notes). Subdivide and Conquer would have the sixteenth notes counted “1e&a” and instead have the quarter notes counted “2e&a3e&a,” thus using the syllables to measure the lengths of the notes instead of just labeling them.
Subdivide and Conquer can help conquer rhythmic guesswork and imitation, and liberate accuracy and independence.
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