Pedal markings, eighth-note
rhythms and movement outside of 5-finger patterns are not introduced until the sixth piece of the book.
In fact, I changed the quarter-note from beat one in bar two to an eighth-note
rest and an eighth note:
rather than a single eighth-note
. By using this method, the drummer is
It opens with a piano introduction featuring eighth-note
arpeggios in the left hand.
The voice enters unaccompanied for the first phrase, followed in the piano by a single-voice, rising rapid staccato eighth-note
pattern in the bass clef, divided between the hands.
There is quite a bit of syncopation, and phrases generally end with a longer note value followed by an eighth-note
. There is a rhythmic accompaniment of steady eighth-notes
played mainly on a drum set, with occasional auxiliary percussion, including maracas and claves.
He was the originator of the down-stroke eighth-note
guitar style, which is very difficult to do for hours on end like he did playing in the Ramones."
The canonic line does not express a regular (metrical) pulse larger than the eighth-note
micr opulse, and this keeps the 4:5 tempo relationship of the canonic voices from being obvious.
Sometimes, to achieve more swing, he changes a beat into an eighth-note
triplet or a dotted eighth/sixteenth.
The book is divided into two main sections: "Rhythm" and "Melodic Improvisation." The "Rhythm" section begins with straight eighth-note
style and builds to swing style, where he accurately represents the swing rhythm as a triplet-note feel.
The first is always quarter-note motion in 4/4; the second is always primarily eighth-note
motion in 3/4, often including some syncopation; the third is always primarily eighth-note
motion in 6/8.
I am so glad" evokes an appropriately lively running sixteenth-note pattern in the right hand over a dancing eighth-note
pattern in the left.