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Cycles Of Time


Polyrhythmic diagrams

An effective way to practice your rhythmic skills.




Pick a diagram. Meanwhile let’s use this 3&4 polyrhythm as an illustration:

1. Move your eyes around measuring off every division (the example polyrhythm has 12 divisions). You can do it by tapping, stamping, clicking your tongue, mentally or in any other convenient way
2. Stress every beat, i.e. every vertex of a polygon - or every thick ray on pictures w/out the polygons
(in the example beats fall on divisions # 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12)
3. Play rhythms with different hands (the triangle with one hand and the square with the other)
4. Increase your speed gradually, feel the tension between the beats
5. When you achieve smooth and mechanical perfomance at a good pace (80 bpm and faster) focus your attention at first on one rhythm and pronounce its beats (1,2,3), then switch to the other (1,2,3,4)
6. Start switching hands and achieve seamless switching of extremities while perfoming

79. Your’re not afraid of Free Jazz, Math Metal and Indian Classical Music anymore
80. Add ornaments, swing, play in yoga poses and build on new polyrhythms
81. Die happy.

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cherie hu - rondò minimalistica

composed and performed by me. i don’t think i’ve ever encountered a “minimalist rondo” in the classical music world yet, so maybe i’m the first to write one. if you enjoy repetitive, dreamy, jazzy things, i hope this appeals to you. :)

  • Track: rondò minimalistica
  • Artist: cherie hu
  • Plays: 89
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Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.

so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell

As a renaissance music scholar, I can confirm that this is very important

  • Track: The Music Written on This Dude's Butt
  • Artist: Hieronymus Bosch
  • Album: Garden of Earthly Delights
  • Plays: 2011372