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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Developing a rhythmic concept Part V: Even More Herbie!

In this example we see how Herbie uses his rhythmic concept in combination with upper structures to generate melodic material. The example was chosen because it shows both the use of triads and 4ths structures as upper structures. The first system is a vertical rendering of the melodic line to show both the type of upper structure as well as the harmonic rhythm. Note that the harmonic rhythm is displaced by a triplet eighth which we already saw in Part IV. This displacement seems to be Herbie's favourite way of playing his signature polyrhythmic groupings. I would consider to be the foundation of Herbie's rhythmic concept in general.

The bellow transcription is from mm 65-70 which starts at 3:56.

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