#1
lately ive been wanting to learn some more polyrythyms for my drumming.
(i did use the search bar)
ive been drumming about 5 years and i know 3 over 4, and obviously 4 over 3. (basically the same thing)

i want to learn some new ones.
can anyone recomend me some songs (or even crappy recordings) of some weird polyrythyms?

maybe like 5 over 4 and 7 over 4 would be cool.
basically any weird polyrythyms.

thanks =]
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#2
umm... i think you've covered the majority of them there
everything else will jsut be multiples in which its either faster or slower
eg 6/8 is just a faster version of 3/4 i think the accented notes are different
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Quote by superfish123
umm... i think you've covered the majority of them there
everything else will jsut be multiples in which its either faster or slower
eg 6/8 is just a faster version of 3/4 i think the accented notes are different



Those are timesignatures.

He means rhythmic divisions within the signature itself.

To TS;

There are loads of polyrhythms, but sadly I just know guitar parts and not drumparts.

5 over 4 is the obvious next one and is cool.

Here is a 5 over 4 by Satriani;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srZ969GALVg
It starts at 0:27 - 0:29 and is relatively easy.

The drummer plays 16th's, but the guitar is definitely 5's.


I just woke up and still sleepy, so I can't recall a 7 over 4 at the moment, but I do know a cool way of playing 1;

Like this;

R, L, R, R, L, R, L and then starting again.

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#4
Look up Meshuggah, most of their songs are made up of bizzare polyrhythms.
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#6
no i know that its not hard to make up polyrythys, i just dont know how they sound.

everyone knows that distict 3 over 4 sound, even if they dont realize its a polyrythym.


EDIT:

Quote by xxdarrenxx
Here is a 5 over 4 by Satriani;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srZ969GALVg
It starts at 0:27 - 0:29 and is relatively easy.

im pretty sure thats just really fast 16th notes....

idk though

im pretty sure
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#7
Quote by Freepower
^ nuh-huh, polymeters.


Damn, I always get the two mixed up.
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#8
Here's a scriabin etude that is based on polyrhythms (alternating 5 against 3 and 5 against 4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpVGKnrLz-Y&feature=related

And 9 against 5 also features some easy 3 against 2 near the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxrC1d5hSGM

They sound ****ing hard.

EDIT --> Due to the fact that a good rubato slightly distorts these rhythms in the first recording, you might want to check out the sheet music at imslp.org to get a better idea.
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#9
Quote by superfish123
eg 6/8 is just a faster version of 3/4 i think the accented notes are different


6/8 suggests two beats per bar, with each beat having the value of a dotted quarter note. 3/4 suggests three beats per bar, with each beat having the value of a quarter note. They are very different.
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Quote by Freepower
^ nuh-huh, polymeters.

what is the difference between polyrhythm and polymeter?
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#11
Quote by Colton165
what is the difference between polyrhythm and polymeter?

im actually not sure lol

anyone know?
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#13
ok thanks
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i've always found pop to be harder to play than metal... especially shred metal... it's just really fast tremolo picking and the occasional palm mute... and the only chords you have to worry about are power chords...
#14
Try listening to 'a surreal state of enlightenment' by textures, or anything else by them for that matter
#15
the black page number one by frank zappa possibly the most complex drum solo played by terry bozio. it should be a interesting study. zappas polly rhythmic stuff amazing really worth checking out.
#17
Try playing 7/8 on the bassdrum and 4/4 with your hands, and mix it up with rests and triplets (even dotted notes if you're feeling confident) on the bassdrum. First polymeter I learned.
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#18
Quote by e-free
Try playing 7/8 on the bassdrum and 4/4 with your hands, and mix it up with rests and triplets (even dotted notes if you're feeling confident) on the bassdrum. First polymeter I learned.

He asked for polyrhythms. Not meters.
#19
Quote by DiminishedFifth
He asked for polyrhythms. Not meters.


He also said that he wasn't completely sure on what the difference between them was.
#20
Quote by e-free
He also said that he wasn't completely sure on what the difference between them was.

Doesn't mean you should confuse him more by giving him something he's not asking for.
#21
Quote by DiminishedFifth
Doesn't mean you should confuse him more by giving him something he's not asking for.


It might have been what he was asking for without knowing what it was called.
#22
Quote by e-free
It might have been what he was asking for without knowing what it was called.

Yet if you read the OP you would have known that he knows exactly what he's talking about. He said some polyrythms, therefore he wants (and knows) what polyrhythms are. Not polymeters.