This book will develop and expand the rhythmic palette and vocabulary of the improviser and composer. Additionally, the concepts addressed in his book will not only benefit soloists, but also will be beneficial to all rhythm section players who accompany soloists. Being aware of these rhythmic devices as well as being able to hear, identify and respond to them, will help accompanists better support and interact with soloists.
Incorporating the rhythms covered in this book will help make ordinary lines sound more interesting. Working on these concepts, players will begin to “hear” rhythms that “float over the barline” as well as develop the ability to execute phases over longer periods of time. The end result will be a sonic erasing of the bar line and an enhanced sense of freedom in terms of rhythm and phrasing.
“Finally, a comprehensive and organised approach to getting out of the either note rut – valuable advice from Ed Saindon on how to vary one’s rhythmic approach.” – David Liebman, saxist, educator, author, composer
“Ed Saindon gives us a new book, Explorations in Rhythm, containing tons of useful information and great ideas to work on. This is a great resource for enhancing one’s rhythmic facility and expression, something that gets overlooked all too often. In the search for personal expression, this new book is an additional way for the practicer to further his or herself.” – Dave Douglas, trumpeter, composer, Greenleaf Music
“Contemporary rhythmic tool box. A ‘must have’ for the modern improviser. It puts the ‘mmmm’ in rhythm” – Hal Crook, trombonist, educator, author, composer.
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