The Busy Busy Dibidibi Sixteenth Note Rhythm

by Taura Eruera

 



Complimenting the dobodobo and dabadaba rhythms is the busy busy dibidibi rhythm.

Why is Dibidibi the busy rhythm?

Because dibidibi:

  •     is twice as active as dabadaba
  •     is four times as active as dobodobo
  •     lets vocalists can sing twice as many syllables as dabadaba 
  •     lets vocalists can sing four times as many syllables as dabadaba
  •     can activate dabadaba tunes
  •     can activate dobodobo tunes

Who uses Dibidibi rhythms?

    * funk giants like James Brown
    * disco kings like like the Bee Gees
    * rock giants like Jimi Hendrix
    * pop icons like Michael Jackson (RIP)
    * Middle of the road writers like Jim Webb
    * Queen bees like like Maria Carey
    * Soul divas like like Aretha Franklin
    * and just about every guitar tab on the net.

Dibidibi gets you too!

When a student hires me to teach them a tab they got online, virtually three times out of ten, they want to learn a Dibidibi tune.

Like Hotel California.

It's hard to find a tune that doesn't use dibidibi rhythms.

Dibidibi is as part of commercial music as guitars.

Learn Dibidibi Vocabulary

Dibidibi introduction video

What is the most (fill the blank) ________ music rhythm?


What is the most funky drum rhythm?

Dibidibi.


What is the most skanky bass rhythm?

Dibidibi.


What is the most r 'n b vocal rhythm?

Dibidibi.


What is the most reggae guitar rhythm?

Dibidibi.


What is the most torchlight melody rhythm?

Dibidibi.


And the list goes on.


What is Dibidibi?



Dibidibi has two meanings: a specific meaning and a general meaning.

Dibidibi specifically is a sequence four Sixteenth note rhythms.

Dibidibi generally is the vocabulary of 16 plus rhythms that derive from the specific Dibidibi rhythm.

Here is the Dibidibi vocabulary displayed.

 

 

Dibidibi Vocabulary Sixteenth Notes

 

 

How do you learn Dibidibi?

 

   1. Learn the dibidibi's first
   2. Watch this video. Several times. Download it if that makes repeat watching easier.
   3. Download the Dibidibi rhythms pdf and keep it on your computer screen or print it off for handy reference.
   4. Talk along with the video.

 

 


The instructions you got before the video will get you started with dibidibi.

If you only want a lightly dusted introduction to the Dibidibi's then read no more and proceed to the dobobo's.

Still reading?

Want an in depth, lifetime, mastery of the Dibidibi's?

Here's your four part Dibidibi step by step strategy

Part One: Imitation



   1. Watch the video twice. Focus on letting your ears hear the sounds of the rhythms first, then the rhythm written words (ignore the notation as best you can)

   2. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically

   3. Play the video again twice. Focus on soundlessly mouthing the Dibidibi rhythms with the soundtrack. Focus on what your speech muscles (lips, tongue, jaw) are doing when you think each different sound.

   4. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

   5. Play the video again twice. Focus on saying the Dibidibi vowels (e, u, o) with the correct vowel length with relaxed speech. This is critical.

   6. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

   7. Play the video again twice. Focus on saying the Dibidibi consonants (d, b, s)and Dibidibi vowels (e, u, o) with the correct vowel length with relaxed speech. This is critical.

   8. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

   9. Play the video again twice. Focus on imitating clearly and correctly the Dibidibi words you hear.

  10. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

 

Part Two: Memorization

 

   1. Look at bars 1-5 for one minute only on your your Dibidibi rhythm vocabulary pdf.  Focus on the written words. Ignore the notation. Learn just the written words.

   2. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for one minute.

   3. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

   4. Look at bars 6-11 for one minute only.  Focus on the written words. Ignore the notation. Learn just the written words.

   5. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for one minute.

   6. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

 
  7. Look at bars 12-16 for one minute only.  Focus on the written words. Ignore the notation. Learn just the written words.

   8. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for one minute.

   9. Take a two minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

  10. Without looking at the page, recall bars 1-11 for one minute only.  At the end of this minute, take a one second look at the page to remind you of any bar you can not recall.

  11. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for one minute.

  12. Without looking at the page, recall bars 5-16 for one minute only.  At the end of this minute, take a one second look at the page to remind you of any bar you can not recall.

  13. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for one minute.

  14. Without looking at the page, recall bars 1-16 for one minute only.  At the end of this minute, take a one second look at the page to remind you of any bar you can not recall.

  15. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for one minute.

  16. Take a two minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

  17. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for two minutes. Focus on mistake free performance.

  18. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

  19. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for two minutes. Focus on mistake free performance.

  20. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

 

Part Three:  Motorization



(Motorization may or may not be a real word)

Now you teach your muscles strum the Dibidibi's in the air off your guitar.

   1. Say the 4 attack and 3 attack rhythms from memory slowly out of tempo.  On each d-consonant make an exaggerated down strum in the air.  On each b-consonant make an exaggerated up strum in the air.  Ensure the correct direction is strummed for each consonant.

   2. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for two minutes and the correct strum direction. Don't leave the muscles on their own. Say (instruct) the muscles what to play and when. Focus on mistake free performance.

   3. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

   4. Say the 2 attack, 1 and 0 attack rhythms from memory slowly out of tempo.  On each d-consonant make an exaggerated down strum in the air.  On each b-consonant make an exaggerated up strum in the air.  Ensure the correct direction is strummed for each consonant.

   5. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for two minutes and the correct strum direction. Don't leave the muscles on their own. Say (instruct) the muscles what to play and when. Focus on mistake free performance.

   6. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

   7. Say the all 16 Dibidibi rhythms from memory slowly out of tempo.  On each d-consonant make an exaggerated down strum in the air.  On each b-consonant make an exaggerated up strum in the air.  Ensure the correct direction is strummed for each consonant.

   8. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for two minutes and the correct strum direction. Don't leave the muscles on their own. Say (instruct) the muscles what to play and when. Focus on mistake free performance.

   9. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

 

Part Four: Guitarization


 I seriously doubt that there was such a word but now that there is, this is where you now say and play the rhythms on your guitar

   1. Say the 4 attack and 3 attack rhythms from memory slowly out of tempo.  On each d-consonant make an exaggerated down strum across all six open guitar strings (no chord).  On each b-consonant make an exaggerated up strum across the strings.  Ensure the correct direction is strummed for the correct consonant.

   2. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for two minutes and play the correct strum direction. Don't leave the muscles on their own. Say (instruct) the muscles what to play and when. Focus on mistake free performance.

   3. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

   4. Say the 2 attack, 1 and 0 attack rhythms from memory slowly out of tempo.  On each d-consonant make an exaggerated down strum across all six open guitar strings (no chord).  On each b-consonant make an exaggerated up strum across the strings.  Ensure the correct direction is strummed for the correct consonant.

   5. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for two minutes and the correct strum direction. Don't leave the muscles on their own. Say (instruct) the muscles what to play and when. Focus on mistake free performance.

   6. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

   7. Say the all 16 Dibidibi rhythms from memory slowly out of tempo.  On each d-consonant make an exaggerated down strum across all six open guitar strings (no chord).  On each b-consonant make an exaggerated up strum across the strings.  Ensure the correct direction is strummed for the correct consonant.

   8. (If you have a metronome set it to MM60).  Say these rhythms by memory with correct consonants and vowel length for two minutes and the correct strum direction. Don't leave the muscles on their own. Say (instruct) the muscles what to play and when. Focus on mistake free performance.

   9. Take a one minute break and let your subconscious integrate the information uncritically.

 

Congratulations


You have learned to say and play the Dibidibi's at a mistake free tempo.

You can now read all the Dibidibi songs on the market.

And all the Dibidibi parts of all songs in the world.

Did you have that ability at the start of this page?

Read the last three sentences again very carefully.

And acknowledge what you have just achieved.

What's next with Dibidibi's?

Now that you know your Dibidibi's you need to strengthen your Dibidibi conversational ability and your Dibidibi reading ability.

You might think there's a lot of easy Dibidibi readers out there right?

Well there is one.

And this system consists of a Dibidibi workbook and 5 DVD's.

Dibidibi workbook


Dibidibi WorkBook

The workbook consists of three sections.


In section one you learn to talk Dibidibi's in all different combinations.

No Dibidibi rhythm combination will phase you after that.

In section two, you turn the tables.

You turn Dibidibi words into music notes.

Yeah! That's right! Guitarist you writes music.

Like this.
 
Dibidibi transcription


You'll be puffing out your chest when you look back on thirty pages of dibidibi music that you wrote.

With your own hand.

With surprising ease.

Suddenly all those Hendrix solo's become easier to read and hear.

In section three its just you and the music: no words. No Dibidibi's.  Just you.
 
And of course your unshakeable ability to read this stuff like a newspaper.
 

We help you read the book too!

5 Dibidibi DVD's

Each of these five Video ebooks walks you through every page of the book.

The guitar teacher is there talking every rhythm with you.

And explaining every concept.

Don't worry!  You won't be sitting for hours in front of your computer

No video exceeds five minutes.

So you can get through one DVD a day. And finish them all in five days.


Where do you get this Dibidibi System?


Mmm.  It's not available everywhere. Yet.

At the moment, the Dibidibi system, valued at USD $47, is available only to Rhythm members at www.melodywriters.com.

A rhythm membership at Melodywriters.com may be worth considering if you have even a passing interest in playing authoritatively cool guitar.

If you intend to master dobodobo, dabadaba and dibidibi---and why wouldn't you?---that's far and away the most cost effective to get these rhythm resources (and more).

Actually, it's the only way as of today.

Don't be put off by the fact that you see only Melodywriters and not Guitar players on the covers.

That will change over time.

What doesn't change over time are the rhythms that melody writers and melody players use (read guitar players).

The Dibidibi's are exactly the same. For all musicians.

We are looking to make this Dibidibi system available through other avenues.

We're not sure when that will be.

In the meantime


This sytem is available for $27 NZD to any guitar student of the guitar teacher.

If they decide this is absolutely the first thing they want to study with their guitar lessons, then they get it for free.

As a thank you for studying with the guitar teacher.


 

 

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