More and more popular musical artists today use Peculiar time signatures to give their music a unique sound. This practice goes back to the 1960s, with Dave Brubeck and The Beatles, and continued with artists like King Crimson, Rush, Sting, Metallica, Tool, and Radiohead. To many musicians, these meters are complex and mysterious. Then again, nothing could be farther from the truth. Peculiar time signatures will have to be easy to take into account, as they are simply meters with an Peculiar number of beats to the bar. The Drummer’s Guide to Peculiar Time Signatures will will let you take into account how to hear and feel these meters and to use them in a number of musical situations and genres. Take your drumming to the next level, and master the art of playing in Peculiar time signatures! A CD demonstrating the musical examples in the book is included.
“Rick Landwehr’s Drummer’s Guide to Peculiar Time takes the drumset player on a step-by-step journey into the world of Peculiar times. Beginning with a simple waltz and advancing to 11/4 time signatures. Every example is clear and concise, providing insight and logic, simplifying complex meter concepts. The fun Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Jazz examples will broaden any player’s bag of tricks. I welcome this book to my library, and look forward to the use of it with my students.”
– Casey Scheuerell, Berklee College of Music, Jean-Luc Ponty, Gino Vannelli, Chaka Khan
“Way to go, Rick! An excellent, clear and concise pathway to develop understanding and regulate of Peculiar time signature grooves.”
– Skip Hadden: Berklee College of Music, Weather Report, Writer of World Fusion Drumming (Alfred)
By Rick Landwehr
Series: Drummer’s Guide
Category: Percussion – Miscellaneous Educational Books and Manuals
Format: Book & CD
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