Polyrhythms for guitar: 3 over 2

Combing rhythms of a different pulse

Horace Bray

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Three over two is the essential polyrhythm — the musical equivalent of tapping your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. This course will help you master this technique on guitar. Read full description...

Three over two is the essential polyrhythm — the musical equivalent of tapping your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. This course will help you master this technique on guitar.

First, Horace instructs mastering the rhythm with only your hands and voice. After that, you’ll pick up the guitar and focus on the technical challenges involved in executing the rhythm. Once that’s feeling good, the rhythm keeps chugging away, and Horace will help you stretch out with melodic baby steps, beginning by altering one note at a time, and ending with diatonic drop-2 chords.

You’ll get a lot out of this course if you feel rhythmic inflexibility in your playing and would like to work on switching between duple and triple feels. There are no licks or chops in here — this is all about rhythm.

16 minutes across 10 parts

Introduction Free
Two notes
Duple alteration
Upper variations
Lower variations
Triple alteration
Upper variations
Lower variations
Continued concepts
Duple and triple variations
Duple and triple variations continued
Moving chords
Final words and improvisation

About Horace Bray

Horace Bray is an NYC-based guitarist, composer and educator. He’s an alum of the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the Grammy-nomminated One O’clock Lab Band. After recording and releasing his debut album “Dreamstate,” Horace moved to New York to continue working on music. He now spends his time playing, writing, recording, teaching and making videos for Instagram and YouTube.

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