In this riff lesson we'll look at creating some patterns in the style of the famous 'Exorcist' theme.
The style of the riff is influenced by the Modern Classical Music style known as Minimalism -
short rhythmic patterns repeated and varied over and over. If you like this kind of music, check out composers like Steve Reich, Phillip Glass and John Adams.
Let's get started with this pattern first in 7/8:
Now have a go at moving the accented notes. Here we've made a kind of downward pattern:
Sheet Music to buy
Movie Piano Solos Piano Solo Mixed Folio (Intermediate to advanced piano arrangements with no lyrics). Size 9x12 inches. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (311675) See more info...