Introduction To Polyrhythms

Expand your musical vocabulary.

Polyrhythms are nothing new they have been around in classical music for hundreds of years. In recent times they have become more common in popular music in particular jazz and improvised music.

In this tutorial you will learn how to hear and count three polyrhythms over a musical form.

Your Instructor

Mark Lockett
Mark Lockett

From an early age Mark Lockett has been sharing his love of music as teacher, performer or composer.

Mark graduated from Massey University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz performance. He has studied with known international performers and educators such as Henry Cole, Graham Morgan, Joe Morello, Ari Hoenig, John Riley, Jim Black, Andrew Gander, Felix Bloxman, Ben Vanderwal, Changuito to name a few.

Mark is the author of the The Drum Recipe and has taught 2000+ students in over 30 schools in New Zealand, Australia and USA.

As a musician Mark formed the “Mark Lockett Trio” and “Mark Lockett and friends”. He has played with some of the finest American, New Zealand, and Australian musicians such as George Garzone, Roy Hargrove, Joe Cohn, Joel Frahm, Orlando le Fleming, Danny Walsh, Ratzo Harris, Roger Manins, Michelle Nicole, Emma Gilmartin, Alison Wedding, Geoff Hughes, Mark Fitzgibbon and Jamie Oehlers (winner of the 2003 Montreux Jazz festival saxophone competition).

In 2004 Mark released his debut CD About Time featuring special arrangements by Jordan Murray and Eugene Ball. The following year saw the release of a joint project with saxophonist Paul Van Ross, titled Mark Lockett + Paul Van Ross live at Spleen. Mark has since released Now and Then, Sneaking Out After Midnight and Redaction which feature original tunes.

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