Rich Stitzel Music Members — Advanced RSS

Geometric Matrix 1.0

I had a lot of fun putting this one together for you! I was watching some videos the other day on sacred geometry, the golden ratio, frequency, and rhythm and was struck with the inspiration to develop a series of exercises that honor some of the amazing mathematical principals that seem to govern a lot of what is happening in the natural world. What seems like a fairly simple concept here can become exponentially more challenging once the final exercise is memorized. This is because once you memorize it, you get to advance to the next level of challenge which is counting the exercise from three different perspectives!   [powr-file-embed id=0645f168_1494013667]

Continue reading

Groove Meditation 4.1, Exercises 1-12

The Groove Meditations are exercises designed to develop 4-way independence and muscle memory with patterns that start off fairly simple and grow in difficulty over the course of the series. There are several "levels" to approaching these exercises. Reading the exercises on the page, getting the coordination together Making it through the playalong completely without losing your place (for instance, this particular series is a 5-bar phrase repeated eight times) Committing the exercise to memory (this can prove quite challenging, especially for the exercises toward the end of the series) Being able to go from one to the next in the "Full Series" play-along"  *The Full Series play-along is a new feature that I will be introducing across the board with all...

Continue reading