Introduction to Volume I
Chapter 1 ~ Musical
Chapter 2 ~ 4-Way
Chapter 3 ~ Selected
Chapter 4 ~ Abstract
Chapter 5 ~ Basic
Polyrhythms & Hemiola
Chapter 6 ~ Contemporary
Chapter 7 ~ Modern
Chapter 8 ~ Soloing
Introduction to Volume II
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Chapter 4 ~ Abstract Timetable Studies
The concept of the Abstract Timetable allows for the exploration of rhythmic phrases that vary from the common flow of subdivisions of the Standard or World Timetables, but are effectively applicable to the timetable format. Abstraction in art is a common practice and applies easily to the concept of the timetable with excellent results. Applications of Abstract Timetables are employed throughout the book and typically noted as such.
SEE the Syncopated Standard Timetable and the Dotted Subdivision Abstract Timetables.
HEAR the Syncopated Standard Timetable at a tempo of quarter-note = 60 bpm with click track accompaniment.
DOWNLOAD the FREE Web Exclusive Variations on the Syncopated Standard Timetable supplement which illustrates rudimental sticking variations applied to the Syncopated Standard Timetable.
DOWNLOAD the FREE Web Exclusive Elastic Subdivisions Abstract Timetable, illustrating the gradual transformation of Standard Timetable subdivisions to related ones inside the quarter-note pulse. This skill is important for developing a deeper feel for "Playing-in-the-Cracks," applicable to grooves and soloing in a wide variety of musical styles.
WATCH Improve Your Groove, Part 2 - a FREE video demonstration expanding on the musical timekeeping concepts of the Syncopated Standard Timetable and Elastic Subdivisions, as described above.
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