The Lost Chapter: Advanced Rhythmic Concepts

I’ve been focusing on rhythmic concepts with my private students this month, and I dug up a rough draft of a chapter that didn’t make it into my book The Living Jazz Tradition: Advanced Rhythmic Concepts.

The chapter touches on polyrhythms, implied meters, cross-rhythms, odd time signatures, odd subdivisions, and Karl Berger’s “Gamala Taki” system. My publisher thought this stretched the original concept of the book too far, and might be the start of a new book. I have no plans to release a rhythm book, so I decided to share this draft.

Advanced Rhythmic Concepts Draft

You can download the drum groove tracks referenced for free here, or use the Drumgenius app.