Rhythm

The high octane fuel to improve your trombone playing

I thought of something I’d like to add to the very beginning of my upcoming book, Rhythm Savvy. The further I get into writing and recording for the book, the more I believe that this tool can help players improve their musicianship. That improvement, however, won’t come immediately or by magic, and that is what…

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Hearing note placement within phrases

I created what I think is an interesting exercise for evaluating and strengthening one’s ability to hear the difference between notes placed early in the beat, late in the beat, and right on. This is now on page 39 of Rhythm Savvy, the book I am currently writing. No doubt that for some, this will…

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Testing your sense of rhythm and time…

While writing my upcoming book, Rhythm Savvy, I wanted to create something in the beginning through which the listener could experience his or her own sense of rhythm. The following sound file called Finding One is an exercise for sensing the beat. Listen through the first eight bars to feel where beat one is. The…

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Rhythm Savvy for Video

Rhythm Savvy book from altobone.com

This is the post that provides the exercise sound files for the Youtube video called Rhythm Savvy. The video is an introduction to my upcoming book called Rhythm Savvy which will be available in the summer of 2018. In the video I provide you some guidance for playing a few exercises within the book that…

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Rhythm Savvy in the works

Rhythm Savvy book from altobone.com

I am writing my new book. It covers an important topic with which many players struggle. Namely, the ability to play with more of a deliberate and accurate sense of rhythm. I originally titled it Time and Rhythm Savvy because I was making a distinction between the steady pulse of music and the stream of…

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