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Music Theory 302 - Jordan Rudess: Rhythm Explored.
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Which composer was known to mix quintuplets, triplets, sixteenth notes, etc.?
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
What is the most common way to play in 5/4?
In 2 and 3
In 4 and 1
In 1 and 4
In 3 and 2
When playing with a latin type of feel, the bass is always on the beat. True or false?
The "Dream Theater Turnaround" happens on just about every Dream Theater record. True or false?
If you're playing a pattern of 5 ascending notes in a group of 4 you are:
using rhythmic motion
playing in 5/4
How can you stay in 4/4 and give the impression of using a lot of time signatures?
By using rhythmic anticipation
By changing accents
By playing very fast
As human beings, we feel very comfortable with:
Patterns and repetition
Adding rhythmic motion between the chords is a little like strumming on a guitar. True or false?
Half notes are held for:
half of a beat
When playing Polyrhythms...
none of the notes are played together, except on the last beat
none of the notes are played together
none of the notes are played together, except on the 1st beat
none of the notes are played together, except on the 1st and last beats
Polyrhythm is two (or more) ______ played against each other.
What technique are you using if you're playing simple chords right on the beat every measure, and then you accent a chord right before the beat?
How can you practice Jordan's Brain Twister?
You play displaced septuplets in 7/8 with a latin feel
You play a 5 over 3 polyrhythm
You clap your hands on the 2 and 4
You start by playing quarter notes and you add one more division every beat
When you are holding a note for 4 beats, you are playing a...
What is the most simple meter in music?
What is the most common way to play in 7/4?
In 2 and 5
In 5 and 2
In 3 and 4
In 4 and 3
What is the "Dream Theater Turnaround"?
A short chord progression at the end of a section which leads to the next section
An idea where you turn a 6/8 feel into 3/4
A I-♭III-♭VI-♭II7 chord progression played in 7/8
A V-IV-I chord progression at the end of a section which leads to the next section
No matter how complicated it gets, you can usually break down any rhythms into:
groups of two and three notes
If you put five divisions to the beat...
you are using a pentatonic scale
you shouldn't be playing music
you are playing quintuplets
you are playing in 5/8
If you're playing 3 eight notes followed by 2 eight notes in a measure, you are playing in:
Don't play that. Always stay in 4/4... it's safer!
Music Theory 302
Jordan Rudess: Rhythm Explored
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