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Rhythmic Scales
Just as melodies are based around scales, rhythm has its own concept of scale. The document donated by Bill covers the main scales plus applications to the drumset

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All in all these are great ways to expand your horizons and develop your sense of time in a more keen and acute manner. You will notice a boost in creativity. I must caution you though- These rhythmic devices are Dangerous. They can make your gig go away. So that being said, I assume NO responsibility for any loss you suffer by playing groups of 7 over the guitar solo.

Rhythmic ScalesBill Ray

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