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Rudimental Arithmetic by Bob Becker

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  • Overview

    • Intense Look at Mathematics Behind Rhythm
    • Application of Math to Rudiments
    • Deep Analysis of Permutations & Polyrhythms
    • "Real World" Application Exercises
    • Intentionally Formal Language
    • Written for Very Serious Students
  • Item Details

    Rudimental Arithmetic by Bob Becker takes an extraordinarily deep look at rhythm, how it is all based on mathematics, and how these mathematics apply to performance on the snare drum.

    This thick book is written in an intentionally formal language, intended for very serious students of percussion with great enough attention span and mental maturity to handle very high-level musical concepts and theories.

    Part I: Meter discusses in-depth how ratios create all of the rhythms ever found in music.

    Part 2: Rudiments applies this knowledge to drum rudiments, discussing how rolls, drags, and diddles can all be thoughtfully manipulated in a mathematical, nuanced way to produce different intended effects.

    Part III: Permutations looks into the myriad ways stickings can be modified to create interesting variations within a single base rhythm (lots of tables).

    Part IV: Partitions of Numbers analyses how musical phrases can be split up into different segments to create phrases - again, the possibilities are vast.

    Part V: Polyrhythms presents an intensely detailed study into how layered rhythms function mathematically.

    Parts VI and VII, Exercises and Etudes, give the student the chance to apply these vast depths of knowledge into practical, (more...)

  • Specifications

    Name Rudimental Arithmetic by Bob Becker
    Brand Keyboard Percussion Publications (KPP)
    Model # BECK-RA
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  • Returns & Shipping


    Because of copyright issues, we cannot accept returns on sheet music, books, audio CDs, and DVDs. Thanks for your understanding. Official Return Policy


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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