Polymetric Time Table

I put this video on Instagram & FB and after only a few days it was viewed over 100k times and shared over 50 times. I figured that warranted showing everyone a pdf of the exercise.

(You can get a copy of the pdf under the video.)

I've written a lot about polymeters. Both of the DrumMantra books are based on polymetric relationships and many of the lessons on my site are based on them as well. 

A brief explanation of the difference between polyrhythms and polymeters is this:

A polyrhythm is two rhythms with different subdivisions that resolve in the same amount of time. (2 quarter notes, and 3 quarter nite triplets)

A polymeter is two different groupings of notes with the same subdivision, resolving at different times. (3 sixteenth notes & 5 sixteenth notes)

In the video below, I am demonstrating a polymetric time-table over groupings of threes. All of the subdivisions are 16th notes grouped in different durations.

The hands are playing flam-tap-taps over and over while the foot is playing groupings of 2's, then 3's, 4's, etc. up to 9 and then back down.

Here's the video:

I'd love to send you a copy of the pdf. Just shoot me an email and I'll send you the entire exercise written out!


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