Each day you will be working on a set of exercises using one minute tracks. Each track will give you a count off, a metronome, a clapping sound and a voice sound. The idea is that you follow the audio by clapping and singing the correspondent parts, while staying rooted on the basic pulse. You will also have a visual image of the 3 different parts (metronome, clapping & voice). Once you have completed the exercises, you will write down the ones that you struggled with, because these will be your assignments on days 6 and 7. The main idea is to synchronize what you are listening (metronome), what you are playing (clapping) and what you feel internally (voice). On days 6 & 7 you will be working on the exercises you wrote down at the end of each session on the previous days, which should be the exercises you found most challenging. The idea is to work on your weaknesses until they become your strengths. Singing is the key element here, because your voice is the physical manifestation of your inner pulse or inner time. If you can ́t sing in time, chances are you won ́t be able to play in time. The more “in time” you ́re able to sing the rhythms and figures, the firmer the imprint in your brain and body of those rhythms, allowing you to play a relaxed, flowing time feel and pulse.
PreviewDay 1 Part 2 ( 16th notes section 1) (7:17)
StartDay 2 Part 2 ( 16th notes section 2) (7:17)
StartDay 3 Part 2 ( 16th notes section 3) (7:16)
StartDay 4 Part 2 ( Triplets section 1) (5:14)
StartDay 5 Part 2 ( Triplets section 2) (6:19)
StartDays 6 & 7 Part 2 ( Working On Your Weaknesses) (24:38)
Frequently Asked Questions
RITMIA was created as a method for developing a strong inner pulse, a deep understanding of rhythm and the ability to hear and interpret the rhythmic patterns that we hear. Music is a form of communication, so we need to be able to interpret what others play in order to respond, just like when we are having a conversation. The main idea is to sing the parts that you're going to play in order to train yourself to hear how they fit in with the rest of the music. You need to work on the skill of being able to hear in real time the relationship between what others are playing and what you are playing so you are able to adjust and support the musicians you are playing with and serve the music in the best possible way.