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This exercise is designed to give you a basic understanding of superimposed rhythms known as polyrhythms.
The triplet is the most common polyrhythm- we hear it all the time. So, this exercise is using triplets to illustrate how polyrhythms work.
This particular exercise gives us a 3:2 polyrthythm or 2:3 depending on how you want to feel it. You can also apply this rhythmic application to melodies, solos, lines, and other scales or arpeggios.
If you really want to pursue polyrhythms, tunes like “Eulogy” by Tool or “Frame by Frame” by King Crimson feature some really cool polyrhythmic stuff. However, the undisputed masters of polyrhythms are probably Igor Stravinsky or Frank Zappa.
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