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Odd Time Reading Text: For All Instruments by [Bellson, Louis, Breines, Gil]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20082 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music (25 Oct. 1999)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #860,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
This book looks great to begin with, plenty of material. When getting into the exercises however there are so many mistakes such as bars of 8 or 6.5 in a time signature of 7/4 that it makes reading extremely frustrating when you keep having to stop and figure a way around these errors. I'm not sure if this is meant by the authors as some aid in understanding or as an exercise is patience or if it's just very bad proof reading. It's a shame because if it'd had been updated and corrected it'd make a great resource. Either way, I'm looking for alternative material already.
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Format: Paperback
Same as the 4/4 book, good for advanced readers. But lacking in basic explainations, which doesn't come across well for players who are at an intermediate level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How Odd Time Is ! 11 Jun. 2000
By Örn Leifsson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is from 1968 but it's still a very good book to start your Odd Time studies with. You have to know how to read music to use it (if dont know how to do that you could check out the books by Robert Starer).
Although written by a very famous drummer this is not a drumset book, but an exercise book written to develop your sight reading skill and understanding of Odd Rhythms, and it is suitable for everyone no matter what instrument you play, the examples are not melodic, just written on one note, so the focus is on the Rhythm, and the examples are from simple to quite complicated.
The book deals with Rhythms in 3,5,6,7,8,9 and 12, with either the quarter or eighth or sixteenth note as the basic pulse. There are sections dealing with changing metres also. The book is about 130 pages so there is a lot of stuff here, the exercices start simple and then gradualy get more complicated.
A fine book, Highly Recommended.
Other good rhythm book Authors are Alan Dworsky, Gary Hess, Peter Magadini, Reinhard Flatichler, Gary Chaffee and Gavin Harrison.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars be a god of all things rhythmic 26 July 2008
By Grant S. Mclellan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the most intense and thorough advanced rhythmic reading text that you can probably find anywhere. I'm a professional guitarist who likes to play and write in a wacky fusion-esque style. Since tapping into this book my writing and improvising has morphed into realms that I never expected to ever experience. You should already have an okay understanding of basic sixteenth note rhythms before you jump into this book. To quickly advance to that level may I recommend Rhythmic Training by Robert Starer. If you want to take your reading, improvising and musicality to the ionosphere, these two books are the ticket !!
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1.0 out of 5 stars KINDLE version? Don't think so. 30 Jan. 2012
By Povs - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
[This review is for the KINDLE version of the book!]

I personally feel that the publisher is not doing justice to the quality of the book's contents!

Downloaded the free sample and went through it.

The Kindle version has been put together in a rather hasty manner, it seems.

Kindle version is definitely *not* recommended; if you want to buy it, get the printed version.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have book 3 Feb. 2014
By kerwin capers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
this book is great. As I said in my other review The kndle version is not that clear and is just photo coppied. The lessons in this book are wonderful I use it for teaching My drumline and students .Had this book for years wanted to try the kindle version , gave it 5 stars because of its content not the version I brought, the version I brought would be 1 star.

Kerwin Capers
Jackson Nj
Pro drummer, teacher, Clinician
5.0 out of 5 stars increasing the challenge step by step 21 Nov. 2012
By Stefan Bauer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm a professional musician (stefanbauer.net), and I find that this book helps me to gradually get a handle on reading odd meters. It helps me to learn to feel the components of an uneven meter, and to intuitively find the best way to break it down for reading purposes. Starting with Louis Bellson's and Gil Breines' other book 'Modern Reading Text in 4/4' - itself a source of never-ending challenges - is definitely a great warm-up.
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