Ex­am­ple3 Ap­ply­ing polyrhythms to riffs

Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: R&B -

EMcLaugh­lin was fa­mous for his use of polyrhyth­mic and dual me­tre riffs with The Mahavishnu Orches­tra, and the seeds of this con­cept were sown with The Gra­ham Bond Or­ga­ni­za­tion. In this ex­am­ple a riff is cre­ated that con­trasts the ‘8ths’ feel in the first two bars by em­pha­sis­ing a ‘2’ feel in bar 3. This is then sub­di­vided in the fi­nal bar to cre­ate a '4 over 6' polyrhythm. Be­ing rhyth­mi­cally cre­ative is another a great way to sound fresh.

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