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 a week from the time submitted. I am available to answer all questions by email, phone or the chat module built into 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.
As you proceed through this course you will be given a free download of “The Composers Reference Guide to Rhythm Engineering” written by Philip DiTullio. This guide is an invaluable tool that will vastly become your composer’s companion, which will put at your fingertips all the techniques you have learned. This reference guide will be an indispensable part of your composition writing.
Enjoy and most importantly have fun.