Rhythm and Music Arrangement for all Musicians by Ranjit Barot
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Through this course, you will be able to approach and integrate the deep world of rhythm into your performance, compositional and creative workflows.
Start Date: 12 July | Sun, 6-7:30 PM (GMT+5.5)
For Ages: 15+
Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate 8 Weeks / 3hours of work per week
8 Live Classes 5 Video Lessons
6 Assignments 3 Quizzes
4 Peer Assessments
Basic understanding of rhythm/odd and even time signatures
Basic understating of a composition
Basic understanding of music theory
Session 1: Independence
In this session, you understand polyrhythmic concepts and internalising them. You will also be taken through examples of polyrhythms and their application in music.
Session 2: Analysis Of My Arrangement of AR Rahman’s Massive Hit "Tu Hi Re"
In this session, you will learn about how I tweaked the original rhythmic structure to flow from a 4/4 ballad seamlessly to a 6/8 flamenco version.
Session 3: Breakdown of "Singularity" featuring John McLaughlin & Matthew Garrison, from my Debut Jazz/Rock Album "Bada Boom"
In this lesson, you learn the study of metric modulation.
Session 4: Analysis of Drum Performance on a Carnatic Composition with Complex Rhythmic Shifts
This session will look at how Indian classical music has impacted my rhythmic sensibilities and how I arrived at a ‘meeting point’ of the Eastern and Western cultures, both in the world of rhythm and melody. We would be doing a listening session of a Shakti tune and analysing its structure.
Session 5: Study the Rhythm of Different Cultures
In this session, we will be talking with Etienne about African rhythms as well as Flamenco music and their complexities. We will also be learning about the influence that these kinds of music have on contemporary music.
Session 6: Playing Free Time (Ad Lib)
In this session, you will learn what the different approaches of playing free time might be and how they’re applicable in soloing and composing. Playing free is an art in itself, and playing free time is not to be confused with playing without time. An inherent pulse exists in all music, whether it is tempo bound or not.
Session 7: Applications of Advanced Rhythmic Concepts For All Instruments And Composers
A session with mridangam maestro Sridar Parthasarathy who has interpreted Carnatic concepts for modern music and playing.
Session 8: Where Rhythm and Melody Collide
A session outlining how these two disciplines often overlap and inform each other. This will allow melodic instrumentalists to get deeper into rhythm and give percussion players a more melodic insight into their instruments and playing. Featuring a session with maestro Gary Husband, one of the July people on this planet to play the drum set and piano at an extraordinary concert level.
What You Need
Any metronome application downloaded on your phone