Polyrhythmic Potential

Creating A Polyrhythmic Vocabulary

Chris Pennie

Edited by Joe Bergamini
Item Number: DRM124
Number of Pages: 68
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

With both educational and note-for-note transcriptions, this unique book reveals the polyrhythmic concepts employed by Chris Pennie, one of today's hottest players and former drummer of the progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria and mathcore band Dillinger Escape Plan. The first half of the book contains step by step analysis of various polyrhythms and their applications, while the second half contains transcriptions of select tracks from the Dillinger Escape Plan album Miss Machine, showing the ideas in action. The CD includes MP3 audio files of tracks minus drums and drums-only examples, as well as Reason and Finale files that can be sped up and slowed down on your computer as you learn them!

Additional Information

Editor Bergamini, Joe


About the Authors
CD Information
How to Use This Book
Notation Key
Current Drum Setup
Part One: Exercises
Sticking Polyrhythms
The Rhythmic Scale
"The Rhythmic Scale, Part 2"
Rudiment Grooves
Paradiddle Polyrhythms
Double Bass Paradiddle Grooves
Ostinato Polyrhythms
Other Polyrhythm Grooves
Part Two: Transcriptions
Miss Machine
Miss Machine Drum Setup
About the Songs
Panasonic Youth
Sunshine the Werewolf
Phone Home
Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants
Baby's First Coffin
Interview with Chris Pennie
Recommended Listening