In this lesson, we will take a look at the challenges and musical interests of playing a dotted eighth ride ostinato with the right hand at the same time as reading a rhythmic melody with the left hand.
This is one slice of a lesson series called "Rhythmic Melodies & Ostinatos."
We will be looking at line one of the Rhythmic Melodies IIA section from The Foundational Series Book (page 37 for those of you reading along).
We will be reading the 4 measure long rhythmic melody with the left hand, and playing ostinato #8 (the dotted eighth) at the same time with the right hand.
The benefits of this exercise are:
developing a deeper level of coordination between the hands
gaining a greater sense of phrasing possibilities in your own creative expression
experiencing some patterns that sound cool & will enhance your rhythmic vocabulary
What you get in this lesson:
A 22-minute long video explaining and demonstrating many treatments for approaching the Rhythmic Melody.
A PDF of the exercises
2 MP3's of the play along (one in each time signature), both without drums.
Most likely several weeks of intense material to study