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Improving your Sense of Rhythm (Part 3) - Polyrhythms, Polymeter & Dotted Rhythms


Learn how to truly “feel” rhythm with this in-depth tutorial series on improving your sense of timing and rhythm. Explained on the Piano but can be easily applied to other instruments including Vocals, Percussion, Guitar, and more. We’ve divided the lesson series into 3 parts. First, we focus on the core aspects of Rhythm - The Pulse & Time Signature along with demonstrations. Secondly, we look at developing a solid “time feel” by using beat division, swing vs straight, and then building piano patterns using “rhythmic devices”. Lastly, we look at some advanced musical concepts including Polyrhythm, Polymeter, and the Dotted Time feel.

00:00 Intro Performance

00:48 Introduction & Revision of Part 1 & 2

02:48 Patterns (gallop)

04:31 What is a Polyrhythm?

05:31 Dividing by 4

07:05 Using good ol’ LCM

07:59 If Coldplay made songs on 3?

09:41 Playing 2 over 3

11:17 Flipping the Rhythm around (Triplet Feel)

13:35 What are Polymeters?

15:25 “Jellyfish”

18:25 The Dotted feel

23:03 The Importance of “Listening”

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