Alfred Odd Meter Bass: Complex Time Signatures Made Easy - By Tim Emmons (Book/CD)

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Odd Meter Bass is an amazing book and demonstration CD that uses proven methods for comprehending and performing complex bass rhythms to make understanding, performing, and composing in odd meters eas… Learn More

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An instructional book and CD combo that will have you playing bass comfortably in odd time signatures.

Odd Meter Bass is an amazing book and demonstration CD that uses proven methods for comprehending and performing complex bass rhythms to make understanding, performing, and composing in odd meters easy and natural. The bass lessons with teach you to decipher any intricate rhythmic problem with the tried-and-true methods drummers have used for decades. Veteran performer and bass player Timothy Emmons instructs bassists on how to subdivide complex meters into simple odd and even groupings, allowing any musician to perform and improvise with confidence. This consistently effective procedure works for interpreting any rhythmic figure in any style and meter. The Odd Meter Bass book features more than 50 original examples, plus patterns and grooves from influential artists such as Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, and The Mahavishnu Orchestra; world music styles; and progressive rock as performed by modern maters such as Dream Theatre and Tool. Examples on the CD are performed by the author.Also included in the Odd Meter Bass book are:Three steps to bass mastery that solve any rhythm puzzleRhythm pyramid for all meters"Magic dotted rhythms" to make odd meters feel evenCompound meters and combinations of even and odd metersApplying odd meters to common song formsBibliography and discography of recommended reading and listeningJoel DiBartolo, bass player for Doc Severson's Tonight Show Band laments, "I wish I had a copy of Odd Meter Bass when I was playing with the Don Ellis' Band!" Get your odd-meter bass playing down pat when you order this book and CD set today.

Features

  • Proven method for comprehending and performing complex rhythms
  • Three Steps to Mastery that solve any rhythm puzzle
  • Rhythm pyramids for all meters
  • "Magic dotted rhythms" to made odd meters feel even
  • Compound meters and combinations of even and odd meters

Technical Specification

Alfred Odd Meter Bass: Complex Time Signatures Made Easy - By Tim Emmons (Book/CD)

  • ISBN 10: 0739040812
  • ISBN 13: 9780739040812