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Music Theory 302 - Jordan Rudess: Rhythm Explored.
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How can you practice Jordan's Brain Twister?
You clap your hands on the 2 and 4
You start by playing quarter notes and you add one more division every beat
You play displaced septuplets in 7/8 with a latin feel
You play a 5 over 3 polyrhythm
If you're playing 3 eight notes followed by 2 eight notes in a measure, you are playing in:
Don't play that. Always stay in 4/4... it's safer!
If you put five divisions to the beat...
you are playing in 5/8
you shouldn't be playing music
you are playing quintuplets
you are using a pentatonic scale
Polyrhythm is two (or more) ______ played against each other.
If you're playing a pattern of 5 ascending notes in a group of 4 you are:
playing in 5/4
using rhythmic motion
When playing Polyrhythms...
none of the notes are played together
none of the notes are played together, except on the last beat
none of the notes are played together, except on the 1st beat
none of the notes are played together, except on the 1st and last beats
Adding rhythmic motion between the chords is a little like strumming on a guitar. True or false?
The "Dream Theater Turnaround" happens on just about every Dream Theater record. True or false?
When playing with a latin type of feel, the bass is always on the beat. True or false?
No matter how complicated it gets, you can usually break down any rhythms into:
groups of two and three notes
What is the most simple meter in music?
What technique are you using if you’re playing simple chords right on the beat every measure, and then you accent a chord right before the beat?
What is the "Dream Theater Turnaround"?
An idea where you turn a 6/8 feel into 3/4
A I-♭III-♭VI-♭II7 chord progression played in 7/8
A V-IV-I chord progression at the end of a section which leads to the next section
A short chord progression at the end of a section which leads to the next section
When you are holding a note for 4 beats, you are playing a...
What is the most common way to play in 7/4?
In 4 and 3
In 3 and 4
In 2 and 5
In 5 and 2
Which composer was known to mix quintuplets, triplets, sixteenth notes, etc.?
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johann Sebastian Bach
As human beings, we feel very comfortable with:
Patterns and repetition
Half notes are held for:
half of a beat
How can you stay in 4/4 and give the impression of using a lot of time signatures?
By playing very fast
By changing accents
By using rhythmic anticipation
What is the most common way to play in 5/4?
In 4 and 1
In 2 and 3
In 1 and 4
In 3 and 2
Music Theory 302
Jordan Rudess: Rhythm Explored
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