Splitting Measures (4): Splits in 12/8

Splitting Measures Episode 4 - Tim Teissen

A 12/8 time signature offers a variety of interesting rhythms. In this lesson, you learn how to play a shuffle groove and other syncopated or near-polyrhythmic grooves. Contents:0:39 – Introduction1:14 – The magic of 122:16 – Exercise 10: Simple shuffle groove: 33333:02 – Exercise 11: Symmetric splits: 2222222 3333 444 664:53 – Half-symmetric splits5:19 – Exercise 12: The “half-symmetric” split: 332226:05 – Exercise 13: The asymmetrical split: 223236:47 – A note to exercise 13: 255, 552, 525 topics: rhythm, konnakol, shuffle, blues, polyrhythms Level: beginner Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 7:54 min For a list of all my video…

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Question & Answer (1): Is there a 5 UNDER 4 polyrhythm?

In my new Q&A video, I’m sharing my thoughts on polyrhythms, notation and rhythmic modulation. And I’m discussion a particular rhythmic problem, which originally was a question of one of my followers. Contents: 0:19 – Question: Is there a 5 UNDER 4 polyrhythm? 2:00 – How to draw a 4/4 measure 2:47 – How to draw a 4 over 5 polyrhythm 3:49 – Why 4 over 5 is equal to 5 over 4 4:36 – What is rhythmic modulation? 5:34 – Answer: solution #1 7:12 – Answer: solution #2 8:29 – Example: real 4 over 5 vs. fake 4 over…

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Splitting Measures (3): The tumbao

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Episode 3 shows how to play afro-cuban grooves. It introduces the tumbao (the main bass pattern) and its relation to the clave (a percussion pattern). Contents:0:38 – Introduction: tumbao & clave1:49 – Exercise 7: Simple tumbao: 3323322:40 – Exercise 8: Salsa with a tie: 332_3323:28 – Recommendations3:48 – 4 versions of the clave3:56 – Exercise 9: Salsa variation – 332:_332:4:46 – A matter of notation topics: rhythm, konnakol, tumbao, afro-cuban, clave, Latin musicLevel: beginnerInstruments: for all instrumentsDuration: approx. 5:55 min For a list of all my video lessons go here.You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area…

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Splitting Measures (2): Two 16th note grooves you should know

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Episode 2 presents two 16th note grooves you ought to know. Especially the first one is essential for modern pop and R’n’B music. Contents: 0:39 – Introduction 1:14 – The “famous one”: double time 3:5 2:11 – Exercise 5: The 3 3 2 3 3 2 split 3:12 – The “almost polyrhythmic” split 4:07 – Exercise 6: The 3 3 3 3 4 split 5:21 – Final thoughts topics: rhythm, konnakol, syncopation, 16th note grooveLevel: beginnerInstruments: for all instrumentsDuration: approx. 6:11 min For a list of all my video lessons go here.You could also use the tag cloud (in the…

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Splitting Measures (1): The “classic” rhythm

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This is my new series of video lessons on rhythm. Again, it’s all about konnakol, and how to use it to play grooves in many styles and time signatures. Episode 1 focuses on syncopated eighth note grooves in 4/4 time. Contents: 0:27 – Introduction 1:17 – Konnakol summed up briefly 2:15 – split a 4/4 measure on floor #2 – possible splits 3:27 – 3 ways to play a 3:5 split 4:00 – how to translate into konnakol 4:40 – Exercise 1: The 3 3 2 split 6:06 – Exercise 2: The 3 3_2 variation 6:53 – Exercise 3: The…

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The Power of Konnakol (7): How to play anything over anything

Step-by-step instructions how to play any number of notes over any number of beats. This video lesson includes the following polyrhythms: 3 over 4, 3 over 5, 3 over 7, 4 over 7, 5 over 4, 7 over 4.   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 9:40 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look for video lessons. All German-speaking viewers may have a look at my translation page.

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The Power of Konnakol (6): Practising five-note groups

In part 6 of my series on Konnakol, we’re going to practise five-note groups on several subdivision levels. This includes polyrhythms like 3 over 5, or 4 over 5. Exercise #8 shows how to do it. It is not easy, so be patient.   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 9 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look for video lessons. All German-speaking viewers may have a look at my…

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The Power of Konnakol (5): Practising four-note groups

In part 5 of my series on Konnakol, we’re going to practise four-note groups on several subdivision levels. This includes polyrhythms like 3 over 4, and 5 over 4. Exercise #7 shows how to do it, and how to make your own patterns sound quite polyrhythmic. Enjoy!   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 8:30 min Extras/Download: Additional exercise – for electric bass only   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look…

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The Power of Konnakol (4): Practising three-note groups

In part 4 of my series, we’re going to practise three-note groups on several subdivision levels. This video lesson is also about controlling polyrhythmic structures (e.g. 4 over 3, or 5 over 3). It includes an exercise in two versions. Personally I like how the latter of the two sounds. Enjoy!   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 7 min Extras/Download: Additional exercise – for electric bass only   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website)…

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The Power of Konnakol (3): Practising two-note groups

In part 3 of my series, we’re going to practise two-note groups on several subdivision levels. This video lesson is also about controlling polyrhythmic structures (e.g. 3 over 2, or 5 over 2). It includes an exercise in two versions, which sound a bit as if you’re time-stretching a scale … Enjoy!   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 8 min Extras/Download: Additional exercise – for electric bass only   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this…

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