I agree and it would be really helpful to those of us less trained in the finer points of drumming to give drumming examples. We are drummers, after all. Play 3:2 for example.It's really not cool to derail the conversation into talking about your feelings/theories when somebody asks a legit music question. This is a music forum. If you don't like people knowing and/or using music words, do something else.
You play it. I already linked to a page I wrote that breaks it down in the simplest possible terms. Can you read quarter notes and 8th notes + a sticking?I agree and it would be really helpful to those of us less trained in the finer points of drumming to give drumming examples. We are drummers, after all. Play 3:2 for example.
Thanks Todd - What you're doing reminds me of how Tommy Igoe runs his facebook page.no man, I've been dealing with nameless idiots on the internet forever. just another day at the races.
not that you care-- because you're a troll-- but when someone asks a question you don't know the answer to, you don't have to pipe in to shit on everyone who does, and on the questioner for asking. you CAN actually shut your face and learn something. or comment on one of the other ten thousand threads that are about your feelings.
Ok. Played it...still don’t get why this deserves so much attention other than it seems to be attractive as an exercise in reading.
I guess we shouldn’t differentiate rhythms either. Terminology is key and drumming is not simple.And I have a little extra disappointment when someone tells someone "your questions aren't valid" and implies that this type of question would hold somebody back from growing musically.
So it seems there are two excluding definitions of hemiola in this thread now:Same here. A series of subdivisions is not hemiola. A hemiola, at least in classical terms, has the effect of a temporary time signature change, in order to momentarily create rhythmic tension.
A hemiola occurs when we group notes in a way that is not evenly divisible among a measure. So, the grouping, if continued, will traverse the bar line. Some definitions of hemiola insist that the bar line is crossed by the grouping, at least according to the faculty at Wayne State University.
This is what I'm talking about. We now have various definitions of what is or isn't. It's drums. Play 'em. Enjoy 'em.So it seems there are two excluding definitions of hemiola in this thread now:
a) a hemiola is a 3:2 polyrhythm;
b) a hemiola is an odd grouping, like groups of three 16ths, if I got brentcn's post correctly.
As far as I know, hemiolas are not polyrhythmic, but a kind of syncopation that gives the illusion of a new time signature. German wikipedia gives the following example: