Author: Bruce E Arnold
Publisher: muse eek publishing
Despite the name, this book is as useful for the advanced player as for the beginning pupil. It is a combination of the information presented in Rhythms Volumes One, Two and Three, but it is presented in a very simplified manner. The beginning student will be able to read the rhythms slowly, to familiarize themselves with basic rhythmic concepts. On the other hand, the advanced player will find that playing these exercises quickly will greatly facilitate reading skills. A "speed-reading" course for the advanced student, this is one of the teaching "secrets" that Mr. Arnold now presents in book form. All examples use one pitch, allowing the student to focus completely on time and rhythm on the instrument of their choice. All exercises can be downloaded from the internet to facilitate correct practice, enhance clarity and aid internalization. See http: //www.muse-eek.com for details. This book is a required text at New York Universities and Princeton University Music department.