x tied to a dotted eighth note,
one sixteenth note
¾ of a beat,
¼ of a beat
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.
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".
Press the "Play" button on any of the three players below to hear this exercise performed: •Slowly •At medium speed •Fast
This exercise is written two different ways.
The first line uses ties and the second uses rests.