Étude du Rythme is an educational tool proposed by Georges Dandelot (1895-1975), a French composer, agreeing with the concept that rhythm is the foundation on which melody and harmony are then layered. It was conceived to progressively teach musicians how to deal with complicated rhythms such as those used by Bartok or Ravel.
This volume is the second of five composing a step-by-step method to learn and master rhythm in music. It introduces more complexity with simple exercises and melodies. The third one should help pianists to play different rhythms with each hand and the volumes four and five use complex combinations of rhythms and melody withbinary and tertiary tempos.