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