MIAMI, Fla. Legendary jazz percussionist Ed Thigpen leads drummers, vocalists, and all musicians to a higher, more intuitive level of rhythmic interpretation in his new book and CD set, Rhythm Brought to Life. Released by Warner Bros. Publications, the new rhythmic primer takes a very lively, yet thorough approach to its subject.
Widely praised for his incredible sense of rhythm as a performer with the Billy Taylor Trio, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald, Thigpen shares his invaluable insights in this well-organized book. He provides an in-depth study of the rhythmic aspect of music, along with a method for analyzing rhythm and a host of mind/body coordination exercises.
The book begins with an enlightening explanation of rhythm and progresses to offering astute pointers on mastering the nuances of rhythm in a percussion performance. Throughout the work, Thigpen’s objective remains the same: To show students how to bring to life the notated rhythm in music.
In his accompanying CD, Thigpen provides a lucid explanation of the principles behind his rhythmic method. With his warm, melodious voice and friendly personality, the drumming legend makes it easy for even the percussion student to follow his lesson plan, as he explains his book chapter by chapter.
Rhythm Brought to Life book and CD set retails for a suggested $12.95 for the instructional / exercise book, and $9.95 for the optional teacher’s manual.
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Warner Bros. Publications is a Warner Music Group Company, a division of Time Warner.