This figure is seldom used.
If ternary rhythm represents 6% of all music, it is present in less than 2% of it.
This is strange, since it is a primary ternary figure. Your chances of meeting it increase as the tempo decreases.
An anapest is a literary term indicating some imbalance, the end of a word or phrase being stronger that its beginning.
This figure is a musical anapest, because its longest note is placed on the weakest position of the beat. The historical lack of interest for it attests this reality.
A: Start by doing this rhythm, using the syllable "Ta".
B: Remove the "T" from the third "Ta" of each beat.
C: Hold the second "Ta" of each beat.
Press the "Play" button on any of the three players below to hear this exercise performed: •Slowly •At medium speed •Fast