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Exercises in African-American Funk

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Exercises in African-American Funk is designed to introduce musicians who’ve studied jazz, R&B, rock, soul, and blues to a concept that applies West African rhythms to various genres.

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Written by renowned drummer Jonathan Joseph (Jeff Beck, Joss Stone, Richard Bona) and University of Miami director of drumset studies Steve Rucker, Exercises in African-American Funk is designed to introduce musicians who’ve studied jazz, R&B, rock, soul, and blues to a concept that applies West African rhythms to various genres.

The series of exercises contained in the book guide you through a fusion of African and American elements. On the American side, we have shuffle and shuffle-funk. On the African side, we have the rhythms from Cameroon known as mangambe and bikutsi. Mastering these exercises will strengthen your groove, provide you with an understanding of the three-against-four polyrhythm, give you an awareness of the second partial of the triplet, and introduce you to a fresh new way to hear and feel music.

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Weight 0.725 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 12 in
Format

Print, eBook, Print & eBook

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