Ari Hoenig/Johannes Weidenmueller: Intro To Polyrhythms (Book/Online Video)

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Suitable for all musicians, Intro To Polyrhythms is one of the best methods for learning advanced rhythm, polyrhythm, and metric/harmonic superimposition. This comprehensive guide looks at rhythm through a magnifying glass and enables the student to see, sing and hear various subdivisions and groupings of subdivisions. This book can be used by any and all instrumentalists and will greatly improve the student's improvisational ability to create and respond to rhythmic musical dialogue.

The book is complete with general exercises, as well as specific ones for pianists, bassists and drummers; an online video with demonstrations of all the material from the book; improvised examples by Ari Hoenig and Johannes Weidenmueller in duo as well as trio with Aaron Goldberg; transcriptions on how to harmonically navigate through polyrhythm inside standard jazz forms; musical examples which can be watched, and used as a play along.





  • The #1 method for learning advanced rhythm, polyrhythm, and metric/harmonic superimposition


  • Will greatly improve the student's improvisational ability to create and respond to rhythmic musical dialogue


  • Students will learn to look at rhythm through a magnifying glass in order to hear various subdivisions and groupings of subdivisions


  • Students will learn how to make core rhythms into core grooves and use beat displacement to alter these core grooves.


ISBN: 9780786689293
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 15 September 2016
No of pages: 40
Language: English
Catalogue No: MLB21108M