Rhythm Engineering is the foundation of the Schillinger System. Joseph Schillinger believed that in order to create an original piece of art the artist (engineer) must construct it through principles and procedures leaving nothing to chance.
In Rhythm Engineering we teach the principles of Schillinger’s Theory of Rhythm. The Schillinger System of Musical Composition published posthumously by Carl Fischer was taken from a collection of Mr. Schillinger’s notes. What is missing is Schillinger’s voice. This has been the problem of trying to learn this incredible material from the books alone. At the Practical Schillinger School of Music we add Schillinger’s voice.
These courses are self paced. The assignments will be corrected as soon as possible no longer than week from the time submitted. I am available to answer all questions by email, phone or the chat module built in to the courses.
Unlike most online courses, we do not close the course upon completion. Our courses are left open so you may refer to the material at any time in the future.
When you complete the Rhythm Engineering course you will be given access to the Composers Reference Guide to Rhythm Engineering. This is a downloadable guide that will be indispensable for all your composing needs.
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Schillinger Speaks: Assignment 1 Jul 16, 2011 at 4:55pm No unread replies. 52 52 replies. It is very important before we take this journey to understand Schillinger’s beliefs of music education. The first assignment is to read an excerpt of Schillinger’s lecture. Click the link below and answer the question in bold. Varieties of Musical Experience. Question: Schillinger’s view on music education was one of the main reasons he wasn’t well respected among the theorists. What are your thoughts on his severe criticism of the main stream theorists?