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DUPLE VS TRIPLE: "56 Exercises to Mastering Polyrhythms in Jazz and Other Groove-Based Music"
2 against 3 is a universe on its own. It is groove's primary ingredient and in order for us to unlock its potential, we need to dig very deep in it. One way to do so is by internalizing all the possible patterns that occur within the downbeats and upbeats of 2 against 3.
In this eBook, you will find 56 exercises in both, scalar and rhythmic notation, that will take you from the simple pattern of - half note triplet against whole notes, into the complex -syncopated 16th note triplets against syncopated 16th notes, hoping that along the way, this will help you achieve effortless sensitivity to swing and groove.
Included with the eBook are play-along tracks of all 56 patterns with stereo separation so you can "hear" each pattern and practice against any line you wish.
16 tracks demonstrate using percussive sounds and 16 demonstrate using the C minor pentatonic scale.
Here's a sample from "T(1,2,3,4) vs D4" on page 24:
Here's another sample from "ST(1,2,3) vs D2" on page 14:
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Examples from my work:
ST2 against D3 used in my arrangement of Coltrane's 26-2 on my first album Ashur
Another example using (some kind of) T2 against D2 in groupings of 3