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Rhythmic Foundations

Drum, piano and guitar instructor Joel Styzens will lead you through all the most common rhythmic subdivisions and related patterns on YOUR instrument!

And guide you through a variety of ways you can adapt them to your instrument as exercises and in a musical context.

- Solidify your rhythmic knowledge
- Gain rhythmic confidence
- Learn new ways and ideas to expand your playing
- Learn how all rhythms relate to each other

- Learn how to NOT play: rests, rests, rests!
(Sometimes what you don’t play is more important than what you do!)

Material covered includes:

All subdivisions of rests
Quarter notes
Eighth note triplets
16ths (9+ common patterns)

16th note triplets (12+ common patterns)
32nd notes
Odd groupings: 5’s, 7’s
And more!

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