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Drummer's Guide to Odd Time Signatures

Master the Art of Playing in Odd Time Signatures

By Rick Landwehr

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Master the Art of Playing in Odd Time Signatures. Composed by Rick Landwehr. Percussion - Miscellaneous Educational Books and Manuals. Drummer's Guide. Book & CD. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34099).

Item Number: AP.34099
ISBN 0739065394.

More and more popular musical artists today use odd time signatures to give their music a unique sound. This practice goes back to the 1960s, with Dave Brubeck and The Beatles, and continued with artists like King Crimson, Rush, Sting, Metallica, Tool, and Radiohead. To many musicians, these meters are complex and mysterious. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Odd time signatures should be easy to understand, as they are simply meters with an odd number of beats to the bar. The Drummer’s Guide to Odd Time Signatures will help you understand how to hear and feel these meters and to use them in a variety of musical situations and genres. Take your drumming to the next level, and master the art of playing in odd time signatures! A CD demonstrating the musical examples in the book is included.

"Rick Landwehr's Drummer's Guide to Odd Time takes the drum set player on a step by step journey into the world of odd times. Beginning with a simple waltz and advancing to 11/4 time signatures. Every example is clear and concise, providing insight and logic, simplifying complex meter concepts. The fun Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Jazz examples will broaden any player's bag of tricks. I welcome this book to my library, and look forward to using it with my students."
- Casey Scheuerell, Berklee College of Music, Jean-Luc Ponty, Gino Vannelli, Chaka Khan

"Way to go, Rick! An excellent, clear and concise pathway to develop understanding and control of odd time signature grooves."
- Skip Hadden: Berklee College of Music, Weather Report, Author of World Fusion Drumming (Alfred).

  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • Practice Tips  
  • CHAPTER ONE: NOTATION REVIEW 
  • CHAPTER TWO: BUILDING BLOCKS 
  • Pulse, Subdivisions, and Note Groupings 
  • Rhythmic Cells 
  • Orchestration 
  • CHAPTER THREE: 3/4 AND 6/8 REVIEW 
  • Rock and Funk Grooves in 3/4 
  • Jazz in 3/4 
  • Basic 6/8 Grooves 
  • CHAPTER FOUR: TIME PLAYING IN FIVE 
  • Playing in 5/4 
  • Rock and Funk Grooves in 5/4 
  • Hi-Hat and Cymbal Variations 
  • Jazz in 5/4 
  • Playing in 5/8 
  • Rock and Funk in 5/8 
  • Playing in 5/16 
  • Cymbal Variations 
  • CHAPTER FIVE: TIME PLAYING IN SEVEN 
  • Playing in 7/4 
  • Rock and Funk in 7/4 
  • Jazz in 7/4 
  • Playing in 7/8 
  • Rock and Funk in 7/8 
  • Playing in 7/16 
  • CHAPTER SIX: TIME PLAYING IN NINE, ELEVEN, AND OTHER ODD TIME SIGNATURES 
  • Rock and Funk in 9/4 
  • Jazz in 9/4 
  • Playing in 9/8 
  • Playing in 11/4 
  • Jazz in 11/4 
  • CHAPTER SEVEN: APPLYING ODD TIME SIGNATURES TO BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS 
  • Samba 
  • Samba in 3/4 
  • Samba in 5/4 
  • Samba in 5/8 
  • Samba in 7/4 
  • Samba in 7/8 
  • Samba in 9/8 
  • Samba in 11/8 
  • Bossa Nova 
  • Bossa Nova in 5/4 
  • Bossa Nova in 9/4 
  • CHAPTER EIGHT: APPLYING ODD TIME SIGNATURES TO AFRO-CUBAN RHYTHMS 
  • Mambo 
  • Mambo in 7/4 
  • Songo in 7/4 
  • Songo in 5/4 
  • Songo in 9/4 
  • CHAPTER NINE: PLAYING FILLS IN ODD TIME SIGNATURES 
  • Fills in a Straight Time Quarter-Note Pulse 
  • Fills in a Swing Quarter-Note Pulse 
  • Fills in a Dotted Quarter-Note Pulse 
  • Conclusion 
  • Recommended Listening