This book is for you if:
• You have completed THE RHYTHM BOOK—Beginning Notation and Sight-Reading and THE RHYTHM BOOK— Intermediate Notation and Sight-Reading, or you have enough command of rhythmic notation that it is not an obstacle.
• You have completed THE RHYTHM BOOK—Rhythmic Development and Performance in 4/4 and THE RHYTHM BOOK—Crossrhythms in 4/4, or have a solid foundation in 4/4 rhythmic practice. (Most readers would complete THE RHYTHM BOOK—Odd Meters and Changing Meters before working on this volume but, if you have reasonable comfort with odd meters, you can instead work on this one first.)
• You want to learn all about metric modulation, feel modulation, rhythmic superimposition, and subdivision, and how to apply them in performance.
• You are any age, an adult or young learner.
• You are a vocalist, or play any instrument (including horns, piano, guitar, bass, and strings—NOT just drums and percussion instruments!). This book, and the other books in the series, are unusual in showing how rhythmic ideas connect to harmony and song form.
• You are taking music classes, studying with a private instructor, or are teaching yourself. • You are a music teacher who wants to teach rhythmic ideas to your students.
• You compose or would like to compose music, or write arrangements for others, and would like to incorporate the modern rhythm elements discussed in this volume into your writing.
• You play or want to play any style of music. While metric modulation and rhythmic superimposition are found most often in modern music, they can be used in interesting ways in other styles.