Rhythm Reading Bootcamp Volume 2: The 16th-Note Language

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Rhythm Reading Bootcamp Volume 2: The 16th-Note Language breaks down 16th-note rhythms in a structured, logical way, allowing you to master complex syncopation with ease.


The book covers the following elements along with more than 80 exercises to test your rhythm reading skills:


• How to subdivide 16th-note phrases

• 16th, dotted eighth, and double dotted quarter notes

• 16th-note and dotted eighth-note rests

• How to alter basic note and rest values

• Tied 16th-note rhythms



Do you want to play classic soul, funk, and R’n’B basslines by players like Jaco Pastorius, Rocco Prestia, James Jamerson, and Jerry Jemmott but are struggling with the intricate rhythms?

Or maybe you’re struggling to create your own basslines that groove in the same way as those by master bassists like Paul Jackson, Pino Palladino, and Joe Dart?

Rhythm Reading Bootcamp Volume 2 offers an easy-to-follow guide to understanding, counting, and playing complex rhythmic figures. Working through this book will give you the skills you need to:

• Effortlessly sight read any 16th-note phrase

• Understand what your drummer actually means when they tell you the hits are “on the ‘e’ of 2 and the ‘ah’ of 3”

• Strengthen your inner sense of time

• Improve your awareness of rhythm to give your basslines and solos greater authority and authenticity


The book features more than 80 specially written exercises designed to develop confidence and accuracy in reading – and, crucially, feeling – complex syncopated 16th-note figures.


Please note: This is a digital product only; no physical product will be shipped to you. After purchasing the ebook you will receive a link to a PDF download in your browser.


1 review for Rhythm Reading Bootcamp Volume 2: The 16th-Note Language

  1. Richard Rose

    Hey Tom. These are really great resources! Well done and congratulations. What you’ve created here is kind of like a bass player friendly version of “Modern Reading Text” combined with the Benny Greb “rhythmic alphabet” concept. Highly recommended to students and teachers alike.

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