Time Manipulation Drum Book

My drum book Time Manipulation will soon be available in a revised and improved edition.
It is suitable for drummers of all levels, and its purpose is to work on coordination in a groove context.
Section 1 - Basic Patterns
Section 2 -
Polyrhythmic Patterns
Section 3 -
Anticipations
Section 4 -
Beat Displacement
Section 5 -
Basic & Polyrhythmic 12/8 Patterns
Section 6 - Swing & Shuffle Feels
Section 7 -
Rhythmic Modulations

  • About 120 pages,
  • Sixty-eighth 16-bar groove exercises, meant to be practiced with numerous cymbal ostinatos.
  • More than 130 examples that will be available in audio and/or video versions.

Available Soon in a revised edition
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Time Manipulation Drum Book

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Time Manipulation provides a mean for the student and teacher, to systemically progress through a wealth of rhythmic exercises and disciplines. Alain Rieder has carefully assembled and designed this collection of beats (with various accompanying ostinatos), and it's suitable for drummers of most every level. As an adjunct to a musical course of study, I can recommend it.
Peter Erskine
I find that Alain's book "Time Manipulation" can help in many different areas such as reading, coordinated independance and phrasing. Used as a tool in a complete organized practice routine, I recommend it.
Dave Weckl