This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the January 2017 issue, which is available here.

Rock Perspectives

A New Perspective On 2 Over 3

Displacing Two-Over-Three Polyrhythms

by Aaron Edgar

This month we’re going to vary the basic phrasing of polyrhythms. Typically, both sides of a polyrhythm begin together on the first note of the rhythm. We can vary this by displacing one or both sides of the rhythm. We’ll focus on a two-over-three polyrhythm in 3/4. Dotted quarter notes comprise the two side of the rhythm, and quarter notes comprise the three side.

 
For the complete lesson with transcriptions, check out the January 2017 issue, which is available here.

January 2017 issue featuring Chris Dave