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Aticals and News


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2019 and finally the launch of the new Circle of Fifths site. Welcome!

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Circle of Fifths to open a new recording studio in Germany. The studio will be in the shape of a pyramid with tuned acoustics. More soon!

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Stuff we love and recommend


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Rhythm Training



I am currently building this page so I've got lots in the works please check back soon but for now here is some excellent rhythm training goodness.


I love this guy Rick Beato and he has a great video on rhythm.




Rhythm training books worth a look.



Product description
Drums for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play drumset faster than ever before. Popular songs will keep kids motivated, while the simple, easy-to-read page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. The method can be used in combination with a drum teacher or parent. Demonstration tracks are included online for download or streaming. Songs include: Another One Bites the Dust * Crazy Train * Free Fallin' * Living After Midnight * Old Time Rock & Roll * Stir It Up * When the Levee Breaks * and more.




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Basic rhythms, variations, breaks, short solos and fill-ins for the mambo, cha-cha, merengue, bolero, samba, conga, beguien, paso doble, tango, montuno, calypso and joropo. Most rhythms are written for the timbales, but may be played on drums, cymbal or cowbell by making simple substitutions.





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A comprehensive guide to: notes, rests, counting, subdividing, time signatures; triplets, ties, dotted notes and rests; cut time, compound time, swing, shuffle; rhythm studies, counting systems, road maps; and more!




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"Collecting essays by fourteen expert contributors into a trans-oceanic celebration and critique, Mamadou Diouf and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo show how music, dance, and popular culture turn ways of remembering Africa into African ways of remembering.  With a mix of Nuyorican, Cuban, Haitian, Kenyan, Senegalese, Trinidagonian, and Brazilian beats,
Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World proves that the pleasures of poly-rhythm belong to the realm of the discursive as well as the sonic and the kinesthetic."




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The Big Little Drum Book: Contemporary Concepts For The Modern Drummer is one of the few books that teaches creativity through tangible concepts. Rod Morgenstein says "Kudos to Kevin Fortunato for creating a drum book that is filled with countless ways to expand one's drum groove arsenal. His clearly written concepts and patterns offer an exciting, challenging and fresh approach for today's serious drummer looking to bring his or her drumming skills to the next level". The Big Little Drum Book fosters command and control while teaching coordination, technique, styles, and time keeping. It will enable drummers to develop their vocabulary through concepts that work in past, present, and future drumming and music. It's a small book that offers an enormous amount of information.






Check out this fast 5 question music theory test.

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By Michael Pelletier