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Rhythm exercise 3-3

Featured figure
Name Symbol Duration
One eighth note,
one quarter note


1/3 of a beat,
2/3 of a beat

 

Graphic
representation

 


This figure
compared
to the
master
figure

 

Usage
of this
figure

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.

Musical
anapest

 

 

How to
perform
this
figure

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

Audio
renditions


Stereo field

Stereo disposition

Tempo 80 bpm  
Tempo 110 bpm  
Tempo 140 bpm  

Count 1, 2, 3, 4, before you start

 

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