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New iOS App Dissects Polyrhythms
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New iOS App Dissects Polyrhythms

If you’re crazy about figuring out new rhythms, you may want to check out a new app called . Created in part by bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, the app helps you “study and practice various polyrhythms in a wide range of time signatures.” It has a loop that can be set for up to 16 bars that allows you to...

Exploring Polyrhythms: A Practice Guide
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Exploring Polyrhythms: A Practice Guide

Q: What is a “polyrhythm”, and how can I use them? A: Technically speaking, a polyrhythm is exactly what it says… more than one rhythm happening at the same time. This could be a Cascara rhythm combined with a Clave, or even just a swing pattern on the ride along with the hi-hat on 2 and 4. I find African,...