I would like to dig into more rhythmic ideas and exercises using pauses, and odd meters. Do you have any recommendations of where I can practice these ideas?
Somehow it's easier to understand and really incorporate into my playing ideas like the examples from chapter 3, rather than play rhythms with lots of 16th note rests, rhythmic displacements, and odd meters.
Thanks for reply.
I normally write out as many permutations of what I am trying to practice as possible and then practice those. (That's how the practice sheet in chapter 3 was born…)
Another thing you could do is write "practice tunes". They make practicing fun and could eventually become one of your original compositions.
That way, you practice rhythmic concepts, composition, and add some new material to your repertoire.
As for additional practice material, I would recommend purchasing a copy of “The Gateway To Rhythm” by John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram. I’m sure it will prove helpful with some of the rhythmic displacement problems. I’ve bought a couple of copies over the years to replace misplaced or gifted ones. It is one of those learning materials that you just keep revisiting over the years.