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Rhythmic Displacement in Metal: Original Rhythm

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Lesson Excerpt: First, we will take a look at the original rhythm in which our example stems from. This rhythm fits perfectly within one measure in 4/4 but soon we will throw it all off with our displacement.  If we talk about this rhythm with numbers we will ...

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