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Jordan Rudess: Rhythm Explored

Music Theory 302

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Rock legend, Jordan Rudess, is a master of rhythm and he’s here to teach us everything he knows! So immerse yourself in this exclusive, example-filled course by Dream Theater’s keyboard wizard!

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1 Intro Video 02:11
8 Groups of Three 02:26
17 Displacement 02:21

Course Outline

  1. Section 1: Introduction

    1. 01 Intro Video
      02:11
    2. 02 Rhythmic Foundation
      02:06
    3. 03 Harmonic Rhythm Values
      01:29
    4. 04 Rhythmic Motion Between Chords
      02:34
    5. 05 Rhythmic Anticipation
      01:53
    6. 06 Melodic Anticipation
      01:52
  2. Section 2: Groups & Combinations

    1. 07 Groups of Two
      02:02
    2. 08 Groups of Three
      02:26
    3. 09 Mixing it Up
      01:26
    4. 10 Three Plus Two Combinations
      01:39
    5. 11 Making 3 plus 2 into 5
      01:02
    6. 12 Combining Threes & Twos into Seven
      01:34
    7. 13 7/8 Exercise
      01:20
    8. 14 Throwing Off Expectations
      01:58
    9. 15 Final 3 plus 2 Combinations
      01:03
    10. 16 Wrapping Up Odd Meters
      02:36
  3. Section 3: Advanced Techniques

    1. 17 Displacement
      02:21
    2. 18 Different Meters & Static Patterns
      03:48
    3. 19 Ultimate Displacement
      02:22
    4. 20 Rudess Rhythmic Exercise
      03:45
    5. 21 Rhythmic Anticipation Patterns
      03:48
    6. 22 Accompaniment Patterns Explored
      01:22
    7. 23 The Dream Theater Turnaround
      01:39
    8. 24 Polyrhythms
      03:10
    9. 25 Application of Polyrhythms
      00:41
  4. Section 4: Daily Exercises

    1. 26 Introduction to Exercises
      00:33
    2. 27 Rudess Rhythm Exercise 1
      01:39
    3. 28 Rudess Rhythm Exercise 2
      01:35
    4. 29 Rudess Rhythm Exercise 3
      01:28
    5. 30 Rudess Rhythm Exercise 4
      01:27
    6. 31 Rudess Syncopation Exercise 1
      01:12
    7. 32 Rudess Syncopation Exercise 2
      01:00
    8. 33 Rudess 16th Note Exercise 1
      01:34
    9. 34 Rudess 16th Note Exercise 2
      01:01
    10. 35 Rudess 16th Note Exercise 3
      01:39
    11. 36 Rudess 16th Note Exercise 4
      01:21
    12. 37 Rudess 16th Note Exercise 5
      02:09
  5. Section 5: Advanced Exercises

    1. 38 Latin Feel 1
      01:53
    2. 39 Latin Feel 2
      01:16
    3. 40 Latin Feel 3
      01:13
    4. 41 Latin Feel 4
      01:28
    5. 42 Mixed Groupings 1
      01:45
    6. 43 Mixed Groupings 2
      01:21
    7. 44 Mixed Groupings 3
      01:56
    8. 45 Mixed Groupings 4
      01:26
    9. 46 Mixed Groupings 5
      01:50
    10. 47 Jordan's Brain Twister
      02:13
  6. Section 6: Taking it to the Next Level

    1. 48 Odd Meters, 5 over 4
      01:33
    2. 49 Getting Started in 7
      01:58
    3. 50 Odd Meters, 6/8 plus 7/8
      02:20
    4. 51 Alternating Hands
      04:19
    5. 52 Finale & Conclusion
      00:36

Course Overview

Jordan Rudess

Jordan Rudess

Jordan dives into rhythm like nobody else can. With his amazing communication skills, he makes the complexities of advanced rhythmic techniques simple and understandable. This course, with its vast collection of online exercises, keyboard closeups and huge downloadable companion PDF, is a valuable resource to anyone who is looking to explore and expand their rhythmic universe.

We travelled to the keyboard king, Jordan Rudess’ private studio, with three cameras in tow, to bring you this deep exploration of modern rhythmic techniques. Jordan is not just a master musician, he is also a dedicated and thoughtful teacher who loves to share his musical knowledge with the world! That’s why we are thrilled to bring this exclusive course to our members!

So if you’re an instrumentalist, composer, producer or music teacher… this course is for you. If you compose rock, electronic, classical music or film scores… this course is for you, too! This "Jordan Rudess: Rhythm Explored" course is for everybody who wants to expand their musical command of rhythm!

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