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Rhythm Training

Description: shows you how to develop your time and rhythmic vocabulary with groupings, polyrhythms, metric modulation, displacements and more. Note: This is not a drumming video. This masterclass is catered to all musicians who would like to develop a solid rhythmic foundation. So, if you want to get more creative with your improvisations, become a more solid player and/or avoid getting lost during rhythmic interplay, this video is for you!

Topics Covered: Triplet subdivisions, melodic independence, polyrhythms, clapping the rhythms, accents, groupings of 2, displacements, different tempos, grouping of 4, permutations, playing the subdivisions, metric modulation, rhythmic illusion, etc…

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PART 3

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Melodic Drumming

Ari finally shares a rather unusual aspect of drumming, playing melodies on the drums. Includes:
  • Playing the melody of a song using the basic contour
    (but not actual pitches)
  • Playing the melody of a song using actual pitches
  • Soloing melodically over a song form
  • Free improvising in a compositional way
  • Various tracks of Ari playing complete songs
  • And lots more
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Systems Book 1

Can you say 4 way coordination? Systems Book1 will vastly improve a student's creative melodic independence and will offer musical possibilities of improvisation through theme and variation. It's an in depth look into jazz comping while using melodies which stress the 2nd triplet note. The systems are designed to help drummers prepare for the modern world of highly rhythmic band improvisation. Includes hand warm ups, flam warm ups, swing prerequisites, triplet displacements and much more. Intermediate to Advanced. purchase download purchase hardcover download mp3s
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The Ari Hoenig Song Book

For C Bb and Eb Instruments A collection of rhythmically, melodically, and structurally interesting compositions by great New York City drummer/composer/bandleader Ari Hoenig. Includes songs such as Lines of Oppression, Arrows and Loops, The Painter, Bert's Playground, Green Spleen, Seraphic, Remembering, Loves Feathered Nails, Rapscallion Cattle, Ska, For Tracy and more.   purchase view example page
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Metric Modulations Vol 2

The follow-up to Intro to Polyrhtyhms, a method for learning advanced rhythm, polyrhythm, and metric/harmonic superimposition, 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. Metric Modulation will greatly improve the student’s improvisational ability to create and respond to rhythmic musical dialogue. The book is complete with general exercises for all instrumentalists as well as specific exercises for pianists, bassists and drummers. The included DVD demonstrates of all the material from the book, including 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 are included. The DVD musical examples can be watched, and played along to. Standard notation. purchase view example page
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Intro to Polyrhythms

Contracting and Expanding Time Within Form, Vol. 1 Ari Hoenig and Johannes Weidenmueller One of the best methods for learning advanced rhythm, polyrhythm, and metric/harmonic superimposition. Looks at rhythm through a magnifying glass and enables the student to see, sing and hear various subdivisions and groupings of subdivisions. Can be used by any and all instrumentalists. Will greatly improve the student's improvisational ability to create and respond to rhythmic musical dialogue. Students will learn how to make core rhythms into core grooves and use beat displacement to alter these core grooves. The book is complete with general exercises for all instrumentalists as well as specific exercises for pianists, bassists and drummers; a DVD 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. purchase view example page