Jazz Educator Dr. Matt Warnock Releases Rhythmic Improvisational Concepts Ebook


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Matt Warnock
Modern Time: Rhythmic Fundamental for the Improvising Musician Ebook

Technical and Improvisational Concepts to Develop Rock Solid Rhythm

Following up on the success of his first ebook “30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar," guitarist and educator Matt Warnock has just released his latest work, “Modern Time," which brings to light the exciting possibilities that rhythmic study can open up for musicians of all instruments and all levels of experience.

“Modern Time's" focus is to help students develop a solid understanding of how rhythms and rhythmic groupings work; how they can be manipulated and expanded as well as how to apply all of this knowledge to both technical and improvisational exercises.

Each concept is presented in an easy to understand fashion, and is accompanied by multiple exercises that focus on developing your control of rhythmic material from both a technical and improvisational standpoint.

“Modern Time" is available for purchase from the Modern Time Ebook Sales Page for the low price of $14.99 USD.

From the introduction to “Modern Time:"

“There are three main elements of music: Harmony, Melody and Rhythm. These three items form the foundation of modern music, which has some combination of time/pulse, harmonic content such as chords/chord progressions and/or melody.

But what order do these items usually get placed in the practice room?

After teaching jazz and other improvised music for almost 20 years, I have realized that many of the students I work with struggle with time and rhythm. Even though they understand and can apply all of the harmonic and melodic material in the correct way, their rhythmic control, interest and application is not up to par with their lines, chords and phrases.

For this reason, I have always put a strong focus on rhythmic material with my students, as well as in my own practice room as I have continued to develop as a player. And after teaching this material privately for many years, I have brought these lessons and exercises together into one book for the first time, “Modern Time: Rhythmic Fundamentals for the Improvising Musician."

The “Modern Time" Ebook and Audio Package Includes

  • Printable PDF Format
  • 85 Pages of Lessons, Exercises and Musical Examples
  • Over 100 Musical Examples in Notation an Tablature
  • Over 100 Audio Examples
  • All For Less Than the Cost of 1 Private Lesson!

Lesson Topics Include

  • Rhythmic Pairing
  • Rhythmic Retrograde
  • Rhythmic Mirroring
  • Rhythmic Transposition
  • Eighth-Note Accents
  • Charleston Accents
  • Brazilian Accents
  • Afro-Cuban Accents
  • 5 Exercises for Rhythmic Development With Repertoire
  • Whole Notes
  • Half Notes
  • Eighth Notes
  • Eighth-Note, Quarter-Note and Half-Note Triplets
  • Sixteenth Notes
  • Dotted Quarter-Notes in 4/4 and 3/4 Time
  • Bossa Nova and Reverse Bossa Nova
  • Samba and Reverse Samba
  • Choro
  • Baiáo
  • Son 2/3 and 3/2 Claves
  • Rumba 2/3 and 3/2 Claves
  • 6/8 Clave
  • 2/3 and 3/2 Montuno

About Matt Warnock

Dr. Matthew Warnock is a jazz educator and performer living in Manchester, UK. He owns and operates mattwarnockguitar, a free online resource for jazz guitarists and is on the faculty of the Leeds College of Music where he teaches courses in the Creative Industry Studies and Music Business Studies modules.

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