The Power of Konnakol (7): How to play anything over anything

Step-by-step instructions how to play any number of notes over any number of beats. This video lesson includes the following polyrhythms: 3 over 4, 3 over 5, 3 over 7, 4 over 7, 5 over 4, 7 over 4.   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 9:40 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look for video lessons. All German-speaking viewers may have a look at my translation page.

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The Power of Konnakol (6): Practising five-note groups

In part 6 of my series on Konnakol, we’re going to practise five-note groups on several subdivision levels. This includes polyrhythms like 3 over 5, or 4 over 5. Exercise #8 shows how to do it. It is not easy, so be patient.   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 9 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look for video lessons. All German-speaking viewers may have a look at my…

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The Power of Konnakol (5): Practising four-note groups

In part 5 of my series on Konnakol, we’re going to practise four-note groups on several subdivision levels. This includes polyrhythms like 3 over 4, and 5 over 4. Exercise #7 shows how to do it, and how to make your own patterns sound quite polyrhythmic. Enjoy!   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 8:30 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look for video lessons. All German-speaking viewers may have…

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The Power of Konnakol (4): Practising three-note groups

In part 4 of my series, we’re going to practise three-note groups on several subdivision levels. This video lesson is also about controlling polyrhythmic structures (e.g. 4 over 3, or 5 over 3). It includes an exercise in two versions. Personally I like how the latter of the two sounds. Enjoy!   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 7 min Extras/Download: Additional exercise – for electric bass only   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website)…

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The Power of Konnakol (3): Practising two-note groups

In part 3 of my series, we’re going to practise two-note groups on several subdivision levels. This video lesson is also about controlling polyrhythmic structures (e.g. 3 over 2, or 5 over 2). It includes an exercise in two versions, which sound a bit as if you’re time-stretching a scale … Enjoy!   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions, polyrhythms Level: advanced Instruments: for all instruments Duration: approx. 8 min Extras/Download: Additional exercise – for electric bass only   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this…

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The Power of Konnakol (2): Creating a rhythmic grid

This is part 2 of my series on konnakol, a rhythm language that may help you improve your sense of rhythm. Here, I’m using konnakol in order to get control over the beat subdivisions. This video also shows how to play a 15/8 meter. It includes exercises #3 and 4. (Note: You should watch part 1 and my video on “Rhythm Basics” first.)   topics: rhythm, konnakol, subdivisions Level: basic Instruments: for all instruments Duration: 10 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of…

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The Power of Konnakol (1): Introduction

This is part 1 of my series on konnakol, a rhythm language that may help you improve your sense of rhythm. In this first video, I’m introducing the vocabulary of konnakol. It includes 2 exercises as well.   topics: rhythm, konnakol Level: basic Instruments: for all instruments Duration: 9 min   For a list of all my video lessons go here. You could also use the tag cloud (in the footer area of this website) in order to look for video lessons. All German-speaking viewers may have a look at my translation page.

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