Rhythm Madness is a massive swing-and-rock-rhythms workout with emphasis on reading rhythms, rests, keys, and articulations for all treble clef instruments by Rich Willey.
Perfect for sight-reading syncopations and “tricky” rhythms, it starts out easy and gradually gets more difficult as you go. Rhythm Madness is 113 pages of sometimes excruciatingly difficult but always melodic rhythmic phrases and etudes. It includes a “quick” warm-up for the trumpet that gets you ready to plow into this book.
Text throughout gives tips, hints, and food for thought about improving performance and improving sightreading of seemingly difficult rhythms while becoming a better trumpet player. Foreword by Michael Anderson.
Part One is 36 pages of four-bar swing-rhythm (eighth-note-based) phrases in all twelve keys followed by 6 swing-rhythm etudes in the first six keys.
Part Two is 64 pages of four-bar rock/Latin-rhythm (sixteenth-note-based) phrases in all twelve keys followed by 6 rock/Latin-rhythm etudes in the remaining six keys.
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