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Listen to rhythms from the book Creating Rhythms


By Stefan Hollos, and J. Richard Hollos


The following are MIDI files from the book Creating Rhythms

Folding Rhythms

Double 1, n=15, m=4
Double 2, n=15, m=4
Double 3, n=15, m=4
Double 4, n=15, m=4
Triple 1, n=15, m=4
Triple 2, n=15, m=4
Triple 3, n=15, m=4
Triple 4, n=15, m=4
Double 1, n=31, m=5
Double 2, n=31, m=5
Double 3, n=31, m=5
Double 4, n=31, m=5
Triple 1, n=31, m=5
Triple 2, n=31, m=5
Triple 3, n=31, m=5
Triple 4, n=31, m=5

Natural Rhythms

The Planets
The Elements

Christoffel 3-Word Combination Rhythms

Rhythm set 1
Rhythm set 2
Rhythm set 3
Rhythm set 4
Rhythm set 5
Rhythm set 6
Rhythm set 7
Rhythm set 8

Christoffel Word Rational Approximations

Square root 2, convergent 4 and its left shift by 1
Square root 2, convergent 4 and its left shift by 2
Square root 2, convergent 4 and its left shift by 3
Square root 2, convergent 4 and its left shift by 4
Square root 3, convergent 5 and its left shift by 1
Square root 3, convergent 5 and its left shift by 2
Square root 3, convergent 5 and its left shift by 3
Square root 3, convergent 5 and its left shift by 4
Square root 5, convergent 3 and its left shift by 1
Square root 5, convergent 3 and its left shift by 2
Square root 5, convergent 3 and its left shift by 3
Square root 5, convergent 3 and its left shift by 4
Square root 17, convergent 2 and its left shift by 1
Square root 17, convergent 2 and its left shift by 2
Square root 17, convergent 2 and its left shift by 3
Square root 17, convergent 2 and its left shift by 4
Golden ratio, convergent 7 and its left shift by 1
Golden ratio, convergent 7 and its left shift by 2
Golden ratio, convergent 7 and its left shift by 3
Golden ratio, convergent 7 and its left shift by 4
Pi, convergent 2 and its left shift by 1
Pi, convergent 2 and its left shift by 2
Pi, convergent 2 and its left shift by 3
Pi, convergent 2 and its left shift by 4
e, convergent 5 and its left shift by 1
e, convergent 5 and its left shift by 2
e, convergent 5 and its left shift by 3
e, convergent 5 and its left shift by 4
Gamma, convergent 6 and its left shift by 1
Gamma, convergent 6 and its left shift by 2
Gamma, convergent 6 and its left shift by 3
Gamma, convergent 6 and its left shift by 4

de Bruijn Rhythms

B(4) sequence 1 and its right shift by 5
B(4) sequence 2 and its right shift by 15
B(4) sequence 5 and its right shift by 5
B(4) sequence 7 and its right shift by 10
B(4) sequence 9 and its right shift by 9
B(4) sequence 11 and its right shift by 14
B(4) sequence 14 and its right shift by 4
B(4) sequence 16 and its right shift by 13

Shifted Traditional Rhythm Pairs

Soukous and its right shift by 2
Soukous and its right shift by 10
Son Clave and its right shift by 14
Rumba Clave and its right shift by 5
Bossa Nova and its right shift by 8
Gahu and its right shift by 14
Shiko and its right shift by 9

Traditional Rhythms

Afro-Cuban
Beguine
Bikutsi
Bluegrass Train
Blues Shuffle
Bolero
Bomba
Bossa Nova
Cajun Zydeco
Cascara
Chacha
Conga
Cumbia
Funk
Gahu
Heavy Metal
Hip Hop
Jazz
Latin Rock
Mambo
Middle East
Mozambique
Palito
Pilon
Plena
Polka
Rai Maghreb
Reggae
Rock
Rumba Clave
Shiko
Son Clave
Songo
Soukous
Surf
Western

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