Todd Isler's professional history includes studies at Berklee, with jazz greats Adam Nussbaum and Dave Liebman, with Brazilian and Indian percussionists, and performances with the ballet companies of Austin and Washington DC, among many other accomplishments.
"You Can Ta Ka Di Mi This!" is written for any musician interested in expanding their abilities to play in 5, 7 and other 'odd'meters. Using rhythmic exercises meant to be spoken/sung by the reader (with thesyllables 'ta,' 'ka,' 'di' and 'mi' among others - hence the book title!) Isler systematically takes you from the simplest exercises (quarter notes in 4/4) through more difficult exercises - both in odd meters and syncopated rhythms against the 4/4 meter.
The 95-track CD covers many of the exercises from the book for those readers who deal more easily with sound than with the written rhythms!