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Rhythm exercise 4-3s

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Name Symbols Duration

One sixteenth note rest,
one sixteenth note,
one eighth note



¼ of a beat,
¼ of a beat,
½ a beat

x
tied to two sixteenth notes,
one eighth note



¼ of a beat,
¼ of a beat,
½ a beat

 

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representation

 


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Usage
of this
figure

This figure is a major musical anapest.
It is "backwards" like.
With its unexpected start and its final long note, it leaves a feeling of imbalance.
It was popularized at the beginning of the twentieth century.

 

 

 

How to
perform
this
figure

A: Start by doing this rhythm, using the syllable "Ta".

B: Transform the first and fourth "Ta" into a "Tu".

C: Eliminate the "Tu".

 
  The second and the third Mental
description

 

Press the "Play" button on any of the three players below to hear this exercise performed:
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This exercise is written two different ways.
The first line uses ties and the second uses rests.
Tempo 70 bpm  
Tempo 90 bpm  
Tempo 110 bpm  

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


 

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