Tonality and rhythm

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Click below for printable pdf files or video/audio where noted.

MAJOR TONALITIES

  • Major (Ionian): melodic patterns, chords
  • Mixolydian
  • Lydian

MINOR TONALITIES

  • Minor (Aeolian)
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Dorian
  • Phrygian

FOR EACH RHYTHM SERIES:

Listen to the audio BEFORE using “what this looks like” pdfs.

Echo on neutral syllable, then echo using rhythm language. Choose one of the patterns, chant it, play it on the piano, and then use it play scales or to create.

BONUS: make up your own two-macrobeat pattern to chant/play, and then use this pattern to play scales or to create.

DUPLE RHYTHMS

TRIPLE RHYTHMS

  • Triple rhythms series one: Basic macro/micro beats
    • Neutral syllables
    • Rhythm language
    • What this looks like
  • Triple rhythms series two: Subdivisions of the microbeat (i.e., 16ths in 6/8)
    • Neutral syllables
    • Rhythm language
    • What this looks like
  • Triple rhythms series three: Off beats (syncopations and elongation)
    • Neutral syllables
    • Rhythm language
    • What this looks like
  • Triple rhythms: enrhythmic 6/8 and 3/4
    • Neutral syllables

POLYRHYTHMS

  • VIDEO: 3 against 4