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Books & Videos
The Geometry of Musical Rhythm by Exploring the mathematical properties of good rhythms, this book offers an original computational geometric approach for analyzing musical rhythm and its underlying structures. With numerous figures to complement the explanations, it is suitable for a wide audience.
Call Number: ML 3850 .T68 G46 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-11
Dalcroze eurhythmics with Robert M. Abramson by What is Eurhythmics? It is the oldest of the modern methods of teaching music, a method in which all musical concepts are taught through movement. Eurhythmics was developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950), because "all music begins with a physical motion, therefore the first instrument to be trained is the body."
This DVD features Robert M. Abramson, the internationally acclaimed teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Professor of Rhythmics at Julliard, giving children and adults their first Eurhythmics lesson, and demonstrating more advanced games with college music majors and faculty.
Call Number: MT 22 .D35 2007 DVD
Publication Date: 2007
Rhythm, What It Is and How to Improve Your Sense of It by Designed to benefit every musician, the contents include: Insightful explorations of core concepts, from pulse and pattern to polyrhythm and phrasing, exercises to help you improve your feel, your sense of time, and your overall accuracy, advanced exercises and tools for handling the most complex and difficult rhythms, and guidance on the habits, attitudes, and practices that contribute to excellent performance.
Call Number: MT 42 .L49 R49 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Rhythm is it! You can change your life in a dance class 250 pupils from 25 nations are dancing to Stravinsky's 'Sacre du Printemps', which they have rehearsed for nearly three months, trained by the British choreographer Royston Maldoom.
Call Number: MD 1652 .B47 R49 2004 DVD
The Rhythm Inside by Tools to engage your students' inner creative resources and connect the body, mind, and emotions through rhythm and movement.
Call Number: MT 22 .S36 R49 2003
Publication Date: 2003-05-01
Rhythmic Training for Dancers by Helps dancers develop a better understanding of musical time and phrasing that directly corresponds with their dance activities. Students will learn basic concepts of musical time as they apply to dance technique and choreography, and they'll become aware of how they use musical time intuitively in their own dancing. They'll also explore rhythmic theory from a musician's perspective and investigate expressive soundscapes, aural textures, and rhythm through vocal and body percussion workshops.
Call Number: MD 1589 .K36 R49 2002
Publication Date: 2002-04-11
Rhythm Games by "The games in this book are based on the methods and principles of ... Emile Jacques-Dalcroze." CD included.Contents:
Tempo games -- Dynamics games -- Accent games -- Games of rest.
Call Number: MT 22 .A87 R49 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-01
Rhythm and Movement: Applications of Dalcroze Eurhythmics by
Call Number: MT 22 .F5
Publication Date: 1995-11-01
"Of the three elements of music -- rhythm, melody, and harmony -- rhythm has received the least attention from the theorists, yet it is indisputably the basic element without which there is no musical art."
Interesting online content
Body / Mouth Percussion
Body Percussion -- Sounds and Rhythms by An innovative, comprehensive folio of practice material for anyone interested in discovering his or her own body as a universal rhythm instrument. Contents include basic sounds, warm-ups, grooves in varying styles, six solo pieces from easy to advanced, practice tips, and three exciting ensemble arrangements. The accompanying DVD illustrates techniques, makes reproducible the single path of motions, and includes examples of all exercises, sounds, rhythms, and solo pieces. Body Percussion: Sounds and Rhythms is the perfect guide for self-study.
Call Number: MT 655 .F55 B63 2014
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
The body electric 2.0 by Combining body percussion, vocal percussion and mouth sounds, "Body Electric 2.0" uses grooves and rhythm activities that are accessible, educational and fun. Suggested activities are provided for each groove that will extend them into a performance piece. From grammar to gamelan, poetry slams to palmas, and tone poems to tongue twisters, students will strengthen their listening and rhythm skills while exploring music and cross-curricular concepts.
Call Number: M 1385 .P5 B872 2009
The body electric: A symphony of sounds for body percussion by Explores ways to express music using the greatest instruments of all--our bodies. An overview of and targeted examples for a variety of body, vocal and mouth sounds are included. The last section includes songs that employ various combinations of all the introduced sounds. CD included.
Call Number: M 1385 .P5 B87 2007
Mouth drumming : Introduction to vocal percussion by Wes demonstrates how to achieve dynamic, energetic, yet highly musical sound. His emphasis is always on building a fundamental groove, the need for accuracy over speed, and development of solid technique.
Call Number: MLL VHS 511 - MT 820 .C37 M68 2004
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
The body rondo book by This is a unique collection of 12 easy to challenging body percussion rondos. Jim's use of multi-meter and syncopation makes these activities fun and enjoyable for students and teachers.
Call Number: MT 945 .S65 B63 1997