rhythm studies 1 (fall 2012)

A playlist of video demonstrations of the Ewe instruments is here.

The Wesleyan University Virtual Instrument Museum is a great reference for Ewe instruments, but there are other sites which describe these instruments.

online rhythmic reading and dictation practice:
http://www.practicesightreading.com/
http://www.teoria.com/exercises/ritmo-ear.php
http://www.emusictheory.com/practice/rhythmDict.html

online and (some) open source (free as in speech) music notation editing tools:
http://www.scorio.com/web/scorio/new-score
http://musescore.org/
http://www.noteflight.com/
http://www.nch.com.au/notation/index.html
http://musettemusic.com/

there are more, check out this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scorewriters#Free_software

there may be varying degrees of steepness to the learning curves for any of the above. i can't speak to the usability or stability of any of those programs, but i do use this program for all my own music notation: http://www.lilypond.org/ which was difficult for me to learn, but now very easy for me to use.


the john cage organ piece actually lasts 632 years and you can hear it right now at:
http://www.aslsp.org/en/

i just missed the last note change (july 5) but the next one isn't until 2013...
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Here's some audio to practice along with for the skills exam. Follow the written part also available here. Pay particular attention to how the parts fit together, as you need to coordinate with your classmates to make the parts happen.  Dec 4, 2012, 11:50 PM bernie arai
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don't forget to try some online practice in 3/4 both reading and dictation  Sep 27, 2012, 8:53 PM bernie arai
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This is the additive rhythm and its variations we presented in class. Use these for your assignment #8.  36k v. 2 Dec 4, 2012, 11:02 PM bernie arai
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This is a variation of the pattern we will use for the Ewe drumming ensemble. Underneath the bell pattern (the low bell hits on the beginning of the phrase) you can hear subdivisions of 4 and 6 played by shaker and claves.  Dec 4, 2012, 11:02 PM bernie arai
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due at the beginning of class on Tuesday September 11  Sep 11, 2012, 1:41 PM bernie arai
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Due at the beginning of class Tuesday Sept 18  Sep 18, 2012, 6:15 PM bernie arai
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due at the beginning of class tuesday sept 25  Sep 25, 2012, 8:03 PM bernie arai
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Don't forget you can recycle transcriptions from Assignment #3! Please make sure to follow the directions closely.  Oct 2, 2012, 7:51 PM bernie arai
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due at the beginning of class on Tuesday October 9  Oct 9, 2012, 11:01 PM bernie arai
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due when you come in to do your midterm on Thursday Oct 18  Nov 6, 2012, 1:47 PM bernie arai
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Due Nov 20. There is a written and performance part to this assignment.  Dec 4, 2012, 11:02 PM bernie arai
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practice early and practice often!  Sep 27, 2012, 8:53 PM bernie arai
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Your assignment should look like this, only with better notes and syllables.  Nov 6, 2012, 1:47 PM bernie arai
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definition of different rhythmic values and subdivision  Sep 18, 2012, 6:15 PM bernie arai
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practice with a partner! sing or clap, and use a metronome  Sep 27, 2012, 8:53 PM bernie arai
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practice makes permanent!  Sep 27, 2012, 8:53 PM bernie arai
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use this to practice reading, and as a reference for musical notation  Sep 18, 2012, 6:15 PM bernie arai
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Italian descriptions of tempi  Sep 18, 2012, 6:15 PM bernie arai
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As promised, this is what I would like your assignments to look like.  41k v. 2 Oct 2, 2012, 7:51 PM bernie arai
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Practice with a metronome! Practice with a partner!  Nov 6, 2012, 1:47 PM bernie arai