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2. Exercises using multiple rhythm modes

Blues 21

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mode: SSLLSSSSL

 

 

While technically this tune is in common swing time, i've superimposed a rhythm on top of it which is most easily conceived of as a grouping of 3 sets of 7 triplets repeated 4 times + one bar of space. The math is thus: 8 bars of swing = 96 triplets. 4 X 21 triplets plus 1 bar(12 triplets) also = 96 triplets. So after 8 swing bars, the rhythm repeats.

16 and 12

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Here I've just combined a guaguanco clave(base 16) with the west african clave(base 12). The harmonic rhythm follows the 16, and the melody follows the 12. They line up after 3 bars of 16.

 

 

10 12 blues #1

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The drum part follows the 12/8 "ionian" clave. The harmonic rhythm follows a LSSL (10/8) mode

 

 

10 12 blues #2

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Similar to the previous exercise, but the melody follows the 12/8 rhythm while selecting pitches from from the 10/8 harmonic rhythm

minority

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mode 1(harmonic rhythm): SSLSLL

mode 2(melodic rhythm): SSLSL SSLSL

 

 

beatrice

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The harmony follows the 5 feel, the melody an 8 feel.

The melody in the following example uses the suggested harmony f-/eb7/db7/c7
 

stella

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The harmonic rhythm mode is LSLLSS, the melodic is LSSL

 

drop kick

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The bass moves in a 12 feel, the the piano in a 10 feel

 

ritual

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a 3 part canon, each part beginning one beat later than the previous part

 

 

Formation

 

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