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Rhythm exercise 4-4s

Featured figure
Name Symbols Duration

One dotted eighth note rest,
one sixteenth note



¾ of a beat,
¼ of a beat 

x
tied to a dotted eighth note,
one sixteenth note



¾ of a beat,
¼ of a beat 

 

Graphic
representation

 

This figure
compared
to the
master
figure

 

Usage
of this
figure

This secondary figure is well balanced since the silence at the start is long enough.
Its popularization, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, beats three primary figures.
The only note in this figure often serves as a short pick-up for the following phrase.

 

 

 

How to
perform
this
figure

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

B: Transform the first, second and third "Ta" into a "Tu".

C: Eliminate the "Tu".

 
  The fourth Mental
description

 

Press the "Play" button on any of the three players below to hear this exercise performed:
•Slowly
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Audio
renditions


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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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