Rhythms and Rest
By Frank Erickson
Published by Alfred Music Publishing
This invaluable collection features rhythm drills and etudes and applies them to six full band arrangements. Some of the unique features include: an emphasis on musical passages containing a wide variety of rests, prep rhythm drills with suggestions for their use, etudes that can be played as a solo, or, when used with a companion etude, as a duet; an emphasis on changing eighth-note rhythms (5/8, 7/8 etc.) and a full band selection at the end of each unit reinforcing the newly learned rhythms and patterns.